The economic downturn in the UK has claimed many victims but it has not all been bad news for the contract packing sector.
As brand owners concentrate on their core business functions, increasing opportunities are cropping up for those contract packers able to take a more prominent role in managing projects.
Rodney Steel, chief executive of the British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association (BMCPA), which represents almost 100 companies in the sector, says 2011 was a “pretty good year” for contract packers and he is fairly optimistic for 2012 as well – even if he admits that his members are “probably not ecstatic about margins”.
“The contract packer used to be at the centre of the operation. Before that somebody came up with the design then sent it to the contract packer. But now a lot of that is being done by the contract packer in conjunction with the client, and at the other end of the scale the contract packer in a lot of cases is doing the pick-and-pack fulfilment.”
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