Food contract manufacturing survey

Contract manufacturing is a key part of the food processing industry. It allows small businesses to be competitive without having to outlay significant amounts of money for equipment (e.g. packaging or bottling lines). Contract manufacturing also helps well-resourced businesses to make the most of their equipment and staff by working when they may otherwise be unused.

In 2010 the Queensland Government surveyed over 500 Queensland food processing businesses. The survey findings provide detailed information about how the food processing industry uses contract manufacturing, whether contracting in or out.

This information is invaluable if you use, or plan to use, contract manufacturing in your business. It will help you to understand industry standards, research your competitors, and see how you can improve your business.

This guide gives you an insight into contract manufacturing in Queensland's food processing industry.


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