The £2 million investment comprises a 69,000 sq ft building, with over 20,000 sq ft of purpose-built hygienic food packing area and 45,000 sq ft warehouse space which is Soil Association certified for the storage of organic products, raw materials and finished goods. In total, this provides over 3,500 pallet storage positions.
The new operation will further enhance Complete Co-packing’s range of services for the fast and efficient packing of organic and non-organic dried foods, super foods, powders, granules and liquids. It incorporates dedicated liquid and powder filling cleanrooms, which are constructed to ISO 8 Class D level ventilation, along with wet and dry mixing and blending facilities.
A variety of premade pack formats can be handled including pouches, sachets, bottles, jars and composite cans, with in-pack pasteurisation also available. Packing equipment includes auger fillers, vertical and horizontal form fill seal, sachet making, shrink sleeving and labelling.
In addition to its Soil Association certification, plus membership of the Organic Trade Board, Complete Co-packing Services also holds Salsa, “with an aim to achieve BRC Food Safety by August 2019” ISO 9001,14001 and Kosher accreditations and is in addition HMRC-licensed to handle alcohol with duty in suspension.
As well as its capabilities in the food sector, the company is experienced in a range of non-food markets. It can provide support for a variety of contract packing requirements, including NPD work, promotional re-work and gift assembly.
“We are very excited about this latest investment which we believe will offer our customers some of the very best facilities available to meet their packing requirements including the storage of raw material, and conversion to finished goods for final storage and distribution,” comments Complete Co-packing Services’ managing director Steve Nicholls.
“It strengthens our capabilities as an end-to-end service provider and underlines our commitment to offer the highest levels of quality and support in delivering finished packs on-time and to specification.”