Bottling facilities differ in the types of bottling lines they operate and the types of products they can run.
Drink Production Location
A pivotal question that affects the beverage manufacturing process is where to manufacture the new beverage. Sourcing of raw materials and shipment of finished products has cost implications, and an inappropriate location can burden a company's operation with increased overhead. Choosing a manufacture that is geographically convenient for the distribution network will facilitate operational efficiency.
There are Cans vs. Bottles, Hot-Fill vs. Cold-Fill and Natural vs. Conventional packaging. It is critical to understand the requirements of the beverage brand before you begin the production process. Demand for non-alcoholic beverages has been the catalyst for innovations in drink production in recent years, including beverage plants, processing and, packaging.
Each Plant is Unique
No two-beverage plants are alike. The beverage process each beverage production facility implements, is as varied as the beverage packing equipment that is available. Based on the brand's requirements, the capabilities to consider include:
- Cold Fill
- Hot Fill
- Aseptic or tetra pack
- Tunnel Pasteurization