Food Packaging Manufacturers to UK and Ireland customers. Our production capacity has been extended significantly in recent years through our ongoing programme of investment in machinery, people and facilities. We operate on a 24/7 basis when necessary to meet customer requirements. In addition to our core food packaging manufacturers facilities, relevant services for food packaging customers include our proven project management and supply chain planning skills, design expertise and state-of-the-art design software tools. We also offer screen printing, pad printing and sub assembly where required.
Food Packaging is a dynamic area and current needs often go far beyond the traditional functionality specified for packaging in the past. Food safety and preservation, product dispensing requirements, logistics and transport needs, design values and branding all influence production and APL can readily respond to these challenges, as we design and manufacture food packaging products for global brands and multi-national retailers on a daily basis; meeting stringent audit requirements where necessary. We are certified with the BRC Food Safety Standard (see more below)
Caps and closures, PET containers and jars are all common requirements in food packaging and products can be supplied in almost any colour; to match a supplied sample or pantone reference. Our white room facilities are upgraded on a regular basis and include a dedicated contemporary gowning area. This environment minimises the risk of potential product contamination without the increase in production costs associated with installing full clean room facilities and air handling.
Food Packaging Product Capabilities
PET Containers, Jars
Thin walled containers and multi-chamber jars
Closures, Lids, Caps
We work with a wide variety of plastics and polymers and can liaise with customers to help design and specify the best product. Equally we’d be delighted to quote on any existing production requirements and we offer a cost-effective, efficient and proven service.
The BRC Food Safety Standard
APL is fully committed to delivering top quality standards of food packaging manufacturing to customers. When it comes to Food Packaging, this is confirmed by our achievement of a Grade A certification in the ultimate, globally recognised standard in this market;
- The BRC Food Safety Standard
Over the course of many years, we have secured and maintained other standards that you would expect from a premium supplier and these include;
- TS16949 (automotive)
We also regularly welcome audits form our larger clients and these audits include Responsible Sourcing and Ethical standards audits.
However the BRC Global Standards are key and the Food Standard category for food packaging manufacturers is directly relevant for our own processes and as a benchmark of quality for our customers. We have secured this standard for a number of reasons…..
APL and The BRC Food Safety Standard
This standard is designed to deliver best practice in food packaging manufacturers practices. An outline of what it covers is given here and there are many benefits for customers in working with a business with this standard, as follows;
As a certified supplier, our clients can have absolute confidence in our food safety processes and in our approach to supply chain management. The standard also has cost benefits for customers as it is designed to reduce waste and minimise defective end-product. In fact the manufacturing processes at APL have always been developed in line best practice and cost-effective production therefore when we went to apply for this standard, it was relatively easy for us to align our processes with its requirements to secure this accreditation.
Reduce Audit Requirements & Transparent Certification Process
Customers familiar with this standard will appreciate that while the conditions are strict, there is a clear process to secure approval and the requirements for this process are accessible to those in the industry. This can help address and short-circuit certain audit needs which prospective customers may have. Also, as it’s a global standard and many of our clients are multi-national organisations, the standard gives customers confidence that our manufacturing processes deliver a proven consistency which can meet cross-functional and regional requirements in many instances.
As a business that has achieved the BRC Food Safety Standard, we have access to a network of industry experts through our association with BRC, and we engage with a local BRC consultant to ensure ongoing compliance with the standard. This, combined with our close working relationship with food manufacturers, ensures that we keep bang-up-to-date with market and compliance developments.
To find out more about APLs food packaging manufacturers services contact us now – we look forward to talking through your requirements.