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Choose Co-Packing For Professionalism & Convenience - Retail Packaging

Choose Co-Packing For Professionalism & Convenience

Stuart Pritchard July 12, 2019

STEVE TARRANT Managing Director of Glowcroft Contract Packing, examines the benefits of using a contract packer…

Contract Packing is what we do at Glowcroft, and we have done it for almost 30 years. But what is contract packing? Contract Packing, also known as Co-Packing, is the overall process of assembling a product or good into its final finished packaging. Basically, this means you can come up with a range of products and we can do the rest, you don’t even have to have a manufacturing facility!

The benefits of using a contract packer are endless and we can offer business and brand owners:

  • Fixed production costs
  • Innovative and practical advice from concept to delivery
  • Professionally packaged products every time
  • Cost-effective manufacturing solutions on our automated production lines
  • The ideal opportunity to outsource difficult jobs and test new packaging ideas


Glowcroft’s facility can handle any size project

We handle both large and small projects making us the ideal co-packing partner for companies of all sizes and we can also design and source packaging based on 30 years in the industry.

We have a continuous investment plan in machinery and technology so we have what we need to produce the best packs possible, and consistently pack over 9 million packs a year for over 100 brands in the UK and beyond.

Our commitment is to quality and excellence in all areas of our operation. The variety of packaging formats that we utilise is almost endless. We will freely advise you on practical packaging solutions utilising our industry experience.

We have 16 bespoke production lines offering a wide variety of packaging concepts including sachets (VFFS), cartons, pouches, flow-wrapping, rigid containers, block bottom bags, bottles and tubs, shrink-wrapping and more. We can pack liquids, gels, powders, dry products, semi-moist products and offer a blending service too.

We also hold the ISO9001:2015 Quality Accreditation and regularly undertake additional audits for customers and have earned a reputation for reliability and quality, consistently achieving the high standard expected of us from our varied customer base.


The writing’s on the wall at Glowcroft

Glowcroft is a “one stop shop” to brand owners offering a wide range of quality services including design, packaging innovation, quality contract packing services and distribution. We can design and pack own label products, branded products, promotional products, cover mounts for magazines and giveaways.

We are happy to be what our range of customers require of us, covering short term over capacity, long term planned contacts or “one off” promotions and new launches giving our customers the flexibility to try different packaging options without risk.

We continue to dominate in the market sectors for which we are most renowned, notably horticulture, fishing baits, pet food, bird food, and aquatics, although happy to work with any market sectors and are proud to work with small start-up businesses, right through to multi-national companies.


Advent calendars and other seasonal products are also a speciality and offer great potential for impulse purchases and a unique way to promote a brand or new product sample. Furthermore, the trays within our advent calendars are sealed with our unique laser scored and perforated film. This helps products to remain sealed and secure in their individual pockets for optimum freshness.

Our advent calanders and Christmas product ideas offer:

  • Minimal packaging with fully recyclable parts
  • Individually shrink-wrapped for increased tamper evidence for consumers
  • Foil blocking, embossing, spot varnish and metallic print features all available to add an extra dose of Christmas sparkle


Glowcroft’s Christmas range

We specialise in design too and have our own design studio which can create new brands and packaging solutions or develop your concepts and ideas into the finished package.

We appreciate that each product and brand has its own personality, especially when it comes to the packaging. That’s why we offer a comprehensive in-house service, providing you with as much or as little packaging support as you need. Our in-house designers can work with your existing branding and packaging to put a unique seasonal twist on limited edition products and gifts that customers will continue to recognise easily in-store or create something entirely new for you. We can also offer product photography in our photo studio to achieve professional photographs for use in store, online or in print.

Contract packing is both our core business and our passion, and we are outstanding at what we do. We love what we do and like to share our passion with you.