As a food processor, you make a great product that you take great pride in. Your customers expect the best from you, and only high-performance packaging can keep your product safe and attractive to consumers. Whether it’s primary or secondary packaging, your packaging needs to preserve a proper seal, control temperatures, and maintain structural integrity, while also having shelf appeal. Without it, your food could be at risk of damage or worse — become unfit to eat. By choosing the right materials, paired with high-performance packaging machinery, your food will get from factory to table intact and ready-to-eat.
We don’t sell products — we sell comprehensive packaging solutions that are guaranteed to improve performance, reduce costs, and pack your food products more efficiently. By teaming up with a dedicated Crawford Packaging Specialist, you’ll gain access to a knowledge network that leverages the most innovative minds in the industry. After diagnosing your unique needs, Crawford’s team will work with our hand-picked suppliers to assemble your packaging solution and help you run at peak efficiency.
Food Processing Pillars
Food Processing Pillars
Our team of experienced and dedicated specialists understand that isolation is the only way to identify ways to perform better. Crawford has developed pillars to focus our specialization on the machines, consumables, and services that will solve the problems of the food processing industry at every packaging stage.
Optimize Your Shelf Appeal
It’s never easy to choose your primary packaging. With so many factors to consider, including crucial elements like shelf-appeal and food safety, the process can be difficult and time-consuming. The right packaging will improve shelf life while enhancing the beauty of your product, while the wrong packaging can severely hurt your bottom line.
Taking decades of industry experience, we’ve collaborated with our partners to develop the Crawford Packaging Retail It program. With a thorough review of your packaging operations and product specifications, we’ll use Retail It to find a primary packaging option that will put performance first. Here are just a few packaging options offered under Retail It:
To help complement your product to improve shelf-appeal, we also work hard to customize and enhance your packaging. We offer many extra features that will dramatically improve your packaging’s performance, including:
Printed Flow Wrap
Modified Atmosphere Packaging
Custom Top Seal Film
Unique Rigid Packaging
Reduce the Time It Takes to Package Your Product
Packaging food is time-sensitive and requires well-planned logistics to keep operations moving quickly and smoothly. When dealing with such a small margin of error, it’s integral to stop mistakes before they happen. The greatest impacts to packaging performance come from human error, which often results in inaccurate seals and slow throughput. If these issues aren’t addressed, a packaging process can quickly become a wasteful bottleneck when getting your product to market.
When human error is putting packaging operations at risk, automation is almost always the solution. That’s why, in partnership with our suppliers, we’ve developed the Automate It program. This system exists to review a packaging operation and identify key opportunities for automation to make processes more efficient and effective. There are many benefits to adopting a packaging machine through the Automate It program, including:
Reduced Material Waste
Reduced Product Loss
Food packaging comes in many shapes, sizes, and types; and chances are that no matter what you’re packing, there’s a machine that can do it better. We partner with the world’s leading manufacturers to offer top-of-the-line equipment that puts performance first. These are just a few of the machines that Automate It can help you adopt:
Guaranteed Savings up to 30%
Secondary packaging is often pushed aside in favour of focusing efforts on choosing the right primary packaging. While it’s certainly important to have proper primary packaging, the process of shipping your product to distributors is equally important to your product’s safety. If your packaging methods aren’t up to the task, your product could arrive damaged, contaminated, or tampered-with. On top of this, secondary packaging can become costly and wasteful if not assessed properly.
One of the things Crawford is synonymous with is excellence in secondary packaging. Taking over 50 years of experience and a network of the world’s leading experts, we’ve put together the Ship It program for food processing. The different secondary packaging areas specifically designed to compliment the food processing industry can be broken down into three categories: case sealing, stretch wrapping, and strapping.
To back up these shipping options, we also offer factory-trained services to help with installation, training, and maintenance for every machine and material we offer. We cater to your needs and customize our services to accommodate your unique operational requirements.
Why Choose Crawford
Why Choose Crawford
Working with food requires a high attention to detail and a strong trust in your suppliers. Crawford Packaging completely committed to a level of quality far above industry standards — a mentality that translates into the products, machines, and service that we offer. Thanks to this dedication to excellence, Crawford has the honour of being an ISO 9001 certified business since 2000. Our Packaging Specialists understand the regulations of Food Processing to ensure the most accurate suggestions for equipment and materials available for packaging food.
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