Contract Packaging: Manufacturing, Assembly, Kitting, and Warehousing Services
Contract packaging is when one company hires another company (the contract packager) to produce their packaging, assemble, kit, and/or warehouse and distribute their products. In many cases, companies don’t have the money, time, or resources to invest in expensive equipment or to build their own production and packaging facilities, so they hire a contract packaging company with the capabilities and expertise to manage the packaging supply chain for them. With the right partner, outsourcing your packaging process can help your company be more efficient and help cut costs.
Contract packagers (sometimes also referred to as co-packers) often have capacities for structural design and testing, print and graphic services, production labor, and in some cases even full-service fulfilment. Many contract packagers specialize in a specific type of packaging, like corrugated (cardboard), shrink wrapping, or bottling for example. Others specialize in industry specific packaging such as food, electronics, automotive, or pharmaceuticals. When considering contract packaging services, be sure to look for a partner with the ability and experience to create and manage the type of packaging you require for your product. Also be sure to consider their location, equipment, any certifications they have and the overall level of service they offer.
Why Use a Contract Packager?
Contract packaging is a service industry. The packager is meant to be a support organization for your business. They provide the labor, equipment, location, and knowledge to create or assemble the very best package for your company’s product, so you can focus on your core objectives. Some of the benefits of contract packaging include:
- – cost-savings
– effective packaging design
– quicker turnaround times
– efficiency and flexibility
– industry knowledge and expertise
A lot goes into designing, creating, and assembling a product’s packaging before it’s placed on the retailer’s shelf. Many consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies don’t have the personnel or resources to handle these tasks, which is why they outsource these responsibilities to expert packagers like Landaal Packaging.
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