A Look Into Bottle Filling Contract Packaging Services
In the food and drink manufacturing industry, speed, quality, and efficiency have historically been three of the most critical keys to success. That fact remains the same today, with additional concerns such as sustainability and supply chain reliability also becoming more important than ever. The potential for growth in this field remains enormous, especially for those who can read marketplace trends and get products to market quickly and efficiently.
Barriers remain, however, to entry and expansion in food and drink manufacturing, such as production logistics and implementation. Most food and drink manufacturing occurs in high volumes, with special requirements to meet regulatory handling and storage standards. Bottle filling contract packaging services are key solutions that manufacturers are turning to in order to move quickly and take advantage of market opportunities.
In this article, we will explore what bottle filling contract services are and how they benefit manufacturers.
What Is Bottle Filling Contract Packaging?
Bottle filling contract packaging
provides manufacturers and liquid drink product developers with
ready-made production logistics, helping to get processes up and running
more quickly, lowering the capital investment barrier to entry, and
ultimately helping to get product on shelves more efficiently.
A bottle filling contract packager provides the equipment and
infrastructure to carry out liquid drink product manufacturing and
packaging on-site at their own facility. These service providers
leverage specialized expertise and access to economies of scale for
manufacturers looking to expand into new markets or products.
The bottle filling contract packaging process is straightforward. A manufacturer who has identified an opportunity in the marketplace and developed a new product will often have an additional set of needs beyond product development alone. These might include:
- Formulation fine-tuning
- Supply chain management
- Blending and measuring capabilities
- High-speed, high-volume precision filling
- Capping and packaging
- Secondary packaging
- Distribution logistics and access
The most effective bottle filling contract packagers can provide all these services under one roof, delivering a one-stop solution that allows product lines to expand or get up and running much more quickly and cost-effectively — and with lower risk — than standard in-house processes and investments. Contract packaging bottling services can benefit a broad range of industries and product types, including:
- Vitamins and supplements
- Sports energy
- Pet foods
- Plant-based foods and beverages
- Ingredient blending
- Drink mixes
- Meal kits
Time is always of the essence in the food and beverage manufacturing industry; once a trend has been identified, it is certain that more and more players will enter the space. Contract manufacturing services compress the timeline from opportunity identification to product development to inventory on trucks and shelves, delivering an unparalleled competitive advantage that cannot be achieved as quickly and cost-effectively via in-house means.
Manufacturers face many challenges when expanding production or introducing a new product line — source equipment, await delivery, plan a production line, acquire or make space for infrastructure, source new raw material suppliers or increase order volumes, implement a distribution network, and conduct sales and marketing efforts. Each of these items on their own entails significant time, resource hours, and cost. With a contract partner, the process is ready to go almost immediately, tailored to your needs and providing the support and secondary services necessary for a truly successful launch or expansion.
MSI Express provides all these services under one roof — delivering additional benefits in sustainability, workers safety, and more. To learn more about our one-stop contract manufacturing services, contact us today.