AB Food Connect is an online industry resource dedicated to connecting food and beverage producers with co-packing partners throughout the province of Alberta.
Co-packing, co-manufacturing, toll processing, co-packing or contract packaging all refers to a business arrangement in which an established company processes and/or packages products according to a client’s specifications for the other company to sell.
Why Hire a
Companies that lack the resources, expertise, or facilities in-house may look to a co-packer to support them in getting their product to market. Larger companies may choose to outsource operations to improve efficiency and save on labor costs. Co-packing can help save time and money, improve product quality, and accelerate their time to market.
What is a
A commissary kitchen or a ‘ghost kitchen’ is a licensed commercial kitchen that is shared by multiple food producers who require a certified kitchen to prepare and store their food products. They are fully equipped for food preparation, storage, and cleaning. They normally provide all the equipment that the renter requires.
Why Use a
Flexible, cost-effective, and convenient.
Co-packers often have more advanced equipment, better access to supplies, and more efficient processes, all of which allow them to produce products at a lower cost.
Co-packing allows businesses to scale up or down their production quickly and efficiently.
Co-packing companies can typically ensure a high level of quality control and consistency in product packaging.
Co-packers have access to specialized equipment that may be too costly for businesses to purchase and maintain in-house.
Hiring a co-packer allows you to get your products to market faster.
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