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As a brewer, you work hard to develop unique products that taste and look great. You build a brand identity around your beers and their taste. Your packaging can often be an extension of this identity. Crawford Packaging will help make sure that your identity reaches your consumers intact.

What Makes Crawford Packaging Different

Crawford Packaging is the only full-service packaging equipment and materials company in Canada. With over 50 years of packaging experience, we work with our clients to develop efficient, turn-key packaging solutions. Partnering with world-class equipment and materials producers, Crawford provides high-quality products that help improve efficiency and save money. Our wide breadth of packaging materials and expert Packaging Specialists allow us to bring real cost savings to brewers. We make this possible through regular contact with our clients, continuous evaluation of processes and ongoing recommendations.

Crawford Packaging attending the Ontario Craft Brewers Conference on October 19, 2017
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What Makes Us Different


What Makes Us Different

What Makes Us Different


What Makes Us Different

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Packaging for Brewers

Whether you’re an established brewer or new to the Craft market, Crawford will work with you to help save money. With world class partners, we provide brewers with the products you need, at affordable prices. Our expert Packaging Specialists work with you to provide a full audit of your existing packaging solution. This audit gives our Specialists the ability to do a per pack cost analysis identifying areas for improvement. Suggestions can include the addition of automation or improved packaging materials costs.

Packaging Equipment and Repair Services

Crawford Packaging is the only Canadian company to sell, install and service packaging equipment while also providing the needed packaging consumables it needs to operate. Our factory trained and certified technicians can assist with packaging equipment upgrades, machine repairs, equipment training and the development of comprehensive preventative maintenance plans.

Packaging Machines for Breweries


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Industry Approved Packaging

Brewers are held to a high standard of packaging. Often shipping large quantities of glass, many companies hold a high standard for product containment and protection. We work with industry leaders like the LCBO to provide our clients with retailer certified products. Our Packaging Specialists work closely with Brewers to understand where their products are sold, and what packaging products are required.

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Crawford Loves Craft

You shouldn’t be punished for being smaller. Craft Brewers often find that their size can impact cost or product availability. At Crawford Packaging, we leverage buying power with suppliers to offer Craft Brewer's savings on materials. We order large quantities of materials that allows us to pass along savings to our customers.

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How We Help


How We Can Help Brewers

How We Help


How We Can Help Brewers

Experts in Stretch Wrap and Shrink Packaging

Proper product containment is key in preventing product damage during shipping. Crawford Packaging is an industry leader in the areas of stretch wrap and shrink packaging. We work with suppliers to offer the highest-quality products on the market today. We accompany these products with revolutionary programs that aim to decrease consumption rates, improve per pack costs and get your products delivered in as made condition.

Make It Right explained. The right film, the right equipment and the right standards increases productivity and performance.

Make It Right

The Make It Right program is designed to reduce stretch film consumption by up to 30%. Crawford Packaging's specialist will work with you to audit your existing stretch film usage. The audit will identify areas that your existing stretch film solution can be improved. These improvements can include more cost-effective materials or an equipment upgrade aimed at improving film consumption rates during the stretch wrapping process.


Reduce Packaging Costs

Often when cost savings are considered we tend to think strictly in the sense of materials price. At Crawford Packaging, we understand the difference between price and cost. Our expert staff will help you to lower your packaging costs. This can be accomplished with throughput improvements, increased material efficiency or a reduction in materials consumption per pack.

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Improved Inventory Management

Floor space can be a valuable commodity. Crawford Packaging offers our clients a space saving Just In Time inventory system option.  With 4 distribution centers located in Canada and the U.S. Crawford has a unique ability to keep items stocked and on hand for delivery when you need them. Supported by in-house Logistics and Customer Care teams we are often able to schedule next day delivery for your requested products when availability and lead times allow.


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More Than Just Packaging

Cleanliness is key in a successful brewing environment. Combine all your packaging, facilities and cleaning products into one convenient order. From the soap and towels used in washrooms to the disinfectants and cleaners used in vats, Crawford has you covered.

Brewery Cleaning Products

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Why Work With Us


Why Work With Us

Why Work With Us


Why Work With Us

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Crawford Packaging’s Brewing History

Crawford Packaging has experience dealing with breweries of differing sizes. From large national Brewhouses to locally run and independently owned Craft Brewers. Each brewer offering unique experience and requiring a unique understanding of the brewery industry and its packaging. This has led Crawford to seek out experienced representatives who understand the Alcohol and Beverage world.

Performance is our promise.

Crawford Packaging actively works with our partners to bring the most innovative packaging equipment and packaging materials to our clients. Our commitment to quality has led to Crawford Packaging being an accredited ISO 9001 business with a full-time Quality Management team to monitor quality and manage our in-house lot traceability system.