contract packaging options provided by US Packaging

US Packaging is here for your contract packaging needs

Let’s say you’re a major food distributor who’s trying to open up a new market by packaging one of your products in single-serve containers, rather than five-pound bags. This is a whole new frontier for you that will require extra equipment and protocols. The thing is, you’re not completely sure you’re going to stick with the single-serve containers—you want to see whether the market response will be as positive as you think it’s going to be before you decide to continue.

Situations like these are exactly why contract packagers exist. We enable manufacturers and distributors to launch new products, sizes and packaging formats without having to absorb the trial-and-error in their own facility. Instead of investing the time, money and effort into developing their own processes, these companies trust us to do the heavy lifting for them—both figuratively and literally.

At U.S. Packaging, we have the labor, equipment and knowledge needed to help you with your next packaging product. Plus, chances are, we already have the equipment for the type of job you need. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel—why not take advantage of someone else’s expertise while you decide if this type of packaging is the right fit for your company?

U.S. Packaging supports all your food packaging needs, helping you with anything from wrapped confectionary products to raw solid powders. You name it, we’ve done it for our other customers:

  • Flexible packaging, such as stick packs, sachets and premade pouches
  • Rigid packaging, such as bottles, jars, trays and tubs
  • Cartoning
  • Bulk packaging

Another big reason why food distributors often prefer to outsource some of their contract packaging needs is location. The Midwest—particularly Chicago—is a popular location for production plants. The problem is, once the product is ready, it needs to be packaged, and if the distributor is taking care of it in-house, that often means the product must be shipped across the country. Shipping and freight cost a lot of money, and in 2021, those prices have steadily been creeping upward.

On the other hand, U.S. Packaging is located in Elkhorn, Wisconsin—about two hours north of Chicago, and just a few hours away from many other popular Midwest production plant locations. Brand owners like using us for their packaging because they can simply transfer product from their local plant to our large facility, without the need to pay exorbitant shipping charges. Mathematically, it just makes sense.

Here’s how it works when you want to bring on U.S. Packaging as your co-packager: When you approach us, we’ll ask lots of questions to determine the scope of the work. We need to know exactly what you want, when you want it, and whether we have existing equipment to help you—or whether it makes sense for us to acquire that equipment. Then, we’ll present the proposal to our team to see if we want to pursue the partnership. If we decide to move forward, we’ll review a contract that specifies the amount of time for which we’re working with you. Then, it’s time to make magic happen!

When you’re working to make sure your company stays profitable, sometimes working with a contract packager is just the smartest choice.

To begin a conversation with us about your contract packaging needs, CONTACT US TODAY.