Monday, June 17, 2024

Automatic liquid packing plant creates a buzz

Family owned and operated honey producer Hampson Honey has expanded into the packing services industry, offering retailers professional packing at a low cost.

Suitable for honey, syrups and other liquid packing needs, Hampson’s modern facility has the capacity to pack 10,000 units a day.

Karin Hampson, who co-owns the business with her husband Carl, says Hampson expanded into the packing services industry after finding a need for this service itself when launching its retail brand.

“We found it really difficult to break into the retail space at a competitive price, as setting up a packaging facility would require massive capital investment, which is a great barrier to entry into this market,” she says.

“Our aim was to not only set something up for ourselves, but also offer it to other retailers and food manufacturers that are looking for a one-stop shop to take care of all their packing requirements.”

The facility is said to offer an affordable and hassle-free solution to liquid packing and labelling, including sourcing packaging, product design and delivering a retail-ready finished product.

“We’re able to source all packing materials on your behalf,” Ms Hampson advises. “Our packing team are willing to go above and beyond to ensure your product is packed to your specifications and meets your expectations.”

The facility is HACCP and Global Food Safety Initiative certified. It also has USDA organic certification to pack certified organic brands.

“It’s taken us about two years of planning and a lot of capital to get the facility up and running,” Mr Hampson says.

The husband-and-wife team have been in the beekeeping industry for more than a decade and are delighted to also have their own packing facility.

“Our primary focus is to offer affordable packing of Australian honey, but we can also pack a multitude of other viscous liquids, such as syrups and molasses,” says Ms Hampson. “We would love to partner with other Australian businesses to see how we can support them in this space.”

Read more about manufacturing in the June issue of Retail World.

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