What is co-packing?

Co-packing, in short, is the process of packing and repacking of various products in packaging materials and is an essential part of the logistics chain. The term "co-packer" is an abbreviation of the English word "Contract Packager".

What do co-packers do in the Netherlands?

Many of the packages you see on a regular basis are made in collaboration with a co-packer. The co-packer advises clients on the most optimal way of packaging and can take on more tasks than just the packaging itself. For example, they can also advise on the type of packaging, appropriate labels, and the optimal presentation of a product.

The activities of a non-food co-packer

An important aspect of the work of a co-packer is adding value within the logistics chain, also known as value-added logistics. This enables companies to better focus on their core business, while the co-packer focuses on efficiently packaging products. The co-packing process includes various tasks such as filling and dosing of products, using different packaging and materials, design, packaging methods, and logistics.

Some examples of co-packer activities include:

  • Labeling
  • Sealing
  • Shrinking
  • Bundling

Advantages of collaborating with co-packers

Collaborating with co-packers in the Netherlands has several advantages.

  1. Cost savings: By working with a co-packer, a company does not need to invest in its own packaging materials, packaging machines, and personnel. This saves costs and makes it possible to take advantage of the co-packer's economies of scale.
  2. Flexibility: A contract packager is able to quickly and efficiently respond to changing market demand. This provides flexibility in the production process and enables quick adaptation.
  3. Expertise and knowledge: Co-packers have extensive expertise and knowledge in the areas of packaging, materials, and processes. By working with a co-packer, a company can benefit from this knowledge and improve the quality of its packaging.

More information about co-packing?

For any further questions regarding co-packing and collaborating with PACKdirect, we are happy to assist you. You can contact us via our contact information. Our team of experts is ready to advise and guide you through the packaging process of your products. We look forward to a potential collaboration!

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