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United Kingdom Co-Packers to Make and Package Your Food Product: Jams, Salsa, Sauces, Pickles, Cookies, Pies, cakes, whatever!

United Kingdom Co-Packers: Want to Sell Your Salsa, Preserves, Jams, Etc.? Learn About Using A CoPacker to Prepare It!

If you want to make and sell your home-made preserves, salsa, spaghetti sauce, applesauce, apple butter, jams, jellies, or whatever, you will need a licensed kitchen to prepare and can the food. That's fine for relatively small quantities, and if there is a licensed kitchen to rent nearby at a good cost. See this page for shared use kitchens in United Kingdom. But it may be less expensive (and less risky) for your new business to use a CoPacker to prepare their food, according to you recipe and process. 

What is a Co-Packer?

Co-packers manufacture and package foods for other companies to sell.  These products range from nationally-known brands to private labels.  Entrepreneurs choose to use the services of copackers for many reasons.  Copackers can provide entrepreneurs with a variety of services in addition to manufacturing and packaging products.  They can often help in the formulation of the product.  The copacker may function only as a packer of other people's products or may be in business with his own product line.  They may be, in fact, manufacturing several competing products.  The range of services available from a copacker will vary depending on the size and experience of the copacker and the type of facilities and the capacity of their plant.

Choosing a Co-Packer

You will want to choose a co-packer who has experience making the type of product and packaging that you need.  You may also want to choose a co-packer that is located close to you or your source materials and/or market or distribution centers to reduce costs.

See this page for much, much more about co-packers, like advantages, disadvantages and how to choose a copacker.

The following list consists of companies in United Kingdom that have co-packing capabilities. This list is neither all-inclusive, nor is it meant to serve as an endorsement.

If you are a co-packer wishing to be added to this list, add your information here.

United Kingdom Co-Packers

  • Complete Co-Packing Services - food co-packing, non-food co-packing, co-packing services, warehousing, fulfillment,
    Unit 6, Ynysboeth Estate,, Abercynon, CF45 4SF. Phone: (0)1443 740786. Email: info@complete-copacking.co.uk. They offer contract packing, warehousing and distribution for business and industry throughout Europe. With Soil Association certification, our philosophy is simple. We deliver a complete contract packing, order fulfillment and distribution service as you need it, where you need it and when you need it. Working as an extension of your own business on an outsourcing basis, no job is too small or too large for our dedicated team. From one-off small batches to high-volume continuous runs, our service is cost effective, secure, confidential and reliable.
  • CoPackers UK -
    168 Enterprise Court, Witham, Essex, CM8 3YS. Phone: (0)7796 682 008. Email: info@copackersuk.com. Open: Monday to Friday from 9am until 6pm. We can help many small product manufactures avoid huge packing costs, keeping your operation small but scalable and provide a unique service to help you along the way.  We have the expertise, resource and staff to professionally implement all your packing requirements. We are ideally suited to companies within the M25 and the surrounding counties. Being physically close to your co-packer allows us to build trust, maintain more productive lines of communication and stay on the same page. We provide expert packaging solutions and advice to small to medium sized businesses. We’ll ensure that you’re always getting the best results from an award-winning UK firm focused on quality.   (ADDED: 29 January 2021, JBS)
  • Marsden Packaging Limited -
    Peter Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5LW. Phone: 01254 264687. As a long established co-packing company based in Blackburn Lancashire, Marsden Packaging Limited offer a full range of comprehensive co packaging requirements to suit customer needs. We’ve undertaken work for many major blue chip companies, which amongst other things have included cartoning, flow wrapping, bagging, vertical form fill & seal, clip strips, downsizing and repackaging. Marsden Packaging Limited undertakes handwork product modifications including over labelling and have assisted in seasonal and promotional work and can source and advise on any additional packaging, film and labelling requirements that customers may require. As an additional service we are able to offer secure warehousing at competitive rates.
  • Tom Walker & Sons - Copacker, Packaging, Distributor, Refrigerated storage, Dry shelf storage, Cold packing, Nut-free facility, Plastic, Paper, We can source (find) ingredients, We can source (find) packaging, Private labeling, Business services, We specialize in small and start-ups
    Thorpe Leazes Farm, Thorpe Thewles, Stockton-on-Tees, NA TS21 3HZ. Phone: 01740 630929. Email: russell.eley@tomwalker.co.uk. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: . Tom Walker & Sons is a BRC accredited contract food packing (co-packing) company offering three services – cutting and packing cheese, packing dry food products and the assembly of selection packs, sample packs and food kits. Located in Durham County. (ADDED: February 25, 2021, Suggested by a visitor)

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Where can I find more information about canning?

For more than 250 specific, simple recipes with step-by-step directions and photos; and general information on canning and food preservation, see this page.