From little acorns do oak trees grow…
You have been producing in small quantities for a while and have gained a contract that is bigger than your capacity to produce. What do you do? You could invest in a factory but it will take some time to set up and you don’t want to lose the contract.
The alternative is that you find another factory, which makes similar products, and get them to make it for you, this is called contract manufacturing. The good thing about going down this route is that effectively you are booking factory space in an even larger kitchen but with the advantage of people who have vast experience in this area working there. If you find the right company they will probably have accreditation, be ready and set up to go and will produce a lot faster than you could making the process more efficient and subsequently more profitable for you.
Some people’s main worry about contract manufacturing is that they may steal recipes for their own use or steal the customers that you have worked so hard to get. This is a possibility if using an unscrupulous contractor but the advantages will more than outweigh any disadvantages if you get the right contractor.
The problems businesses face with Contract Manufacturing.
Food manufacturing companies that make similar products to you can be easily found but it is important that you pick the right one. If you do not get it right and your product injures someone it is your brand that will be under scrutiny. If you do not do the proper checks on the manufacturer you are not doing your due diligence properly and it will be you not them who pays the fines, goes to court or even to jail.
How Rogue Foodies can help you move into Contract Manufacturing…
We can help you source an appropriate company, we may have even worked with them in the past, helping them set up! We can provide you with the guidance on what to look for in a contract manufacturer and what to avoid. We can visit the site with you and even conduct audits on your behalf.
REMEMBER – YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO IT ALL ON YOUR OWN
Call Rogue Foodies today on +44 (0)207 923 6925 and find out how they can help you get approved, produce your product and protect your brand.