Bottle filling is a crucial process in many food and drink businesses. Choosing the right bottle to deliver their end product to their consumer is something that needs careful consideration. Whether it is a savoury or sweet sauce product, a drink or a food condiment, using the right bottle will enhance the desirability of your finished product – but you must also consider ease of use and convenience for your end customer.
If you choose a bottle that is too large or too small, or the bottle design makes it difficult for your product consumer to access, then this can ultimately make or break your product. You may have formulated the most delicious soft drink or perfected your grandmother's favourite sauce recipe, but if your bottle packaging is wrong in any way, your fantastic product will most probably get overlooked on the shop shelf in favour of a bottle design that is more appropriate or convenient to use.
Bottles are hugely convenient for food and drink manufacturers because they are usually easy to handle and can be easily cleaned and recycled after the food or drink product has been consumed. Bottles are easy to carry, so make an ideal container for drinks on the go, to take on holiday with you, and convenient for packing up lunch boxes and picnics. This means that just as much thought needs to go into your chosen bottle design as the care and attention to detail that you put into creating your food or drink product.
Bringing a new bottled product to market
Whether you have been trying hard to recreate your great grandmother's special sauce, or you have dreamed of creating your own fruit-based soft drink flavour, large food and drink manufacturers have an obvious advantage over you. Large manufacturers will usually have their own on-site bottling, labelling and packaging facilities. If you are a solo-entrepreneur with a big dream or a very experienced chef with a desire to create your own range of sauces, it will be most likely that you will need to look around to find suitable bottle filling companies that will be willing to work with you, especially on such a small scale to kick-start and test your idea.
You will obviously need to look for a well-established company with good standing that has lots of integrity. You will need to put all of your trust into your chosen company because what they ultimately produce for you will mean success or failure for your food or drink project. This is why it is worth thoroughly discussing your needs with each supplier your approach to ensure that they understand what you want, and can be there to offer their sound advice based on their experience and knowledge of the industry.
This may seem like a lot of hard work but luckily, David Berryman has responded positively to the growing demand for small operators looking for professional bottle fillers for their ranges. We understand that you are not only entrusting your product idea to us, but you are also relying on us to deliver the kind of service you need to make your finished product a success.
Our company was founded in 1987, so we have been working in the food industry for a long time. We offer a wide range of concentrates, fruit purees and natural juices for various applications and industries. Our in-house team posses a technical knowledge that allows us to not only offer you premium fruit and vegetable purees, juices and extracts, but can also give you strict traceability and monitoring of each step of your product development and production.
We offer our bespoke bottling options to a wide range of drinks and sauces, and also offer a Hot Fill Bottling and Cold Fill Bottling services. We can pack into either PET or HDPE, depending on your finished product and can advise you of your best bottling options here. We can handle small, flexible runs and your bottles can either be labelled or sleeved to suit your requirements.
You can contact us if you would like more information about our Hot Fill Bottling or Cold Fill Bottling services today.