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Contract Packaging (Co-Pack)

Thinking Outside the Box!

Whether you’re a manufacturer or a marketeer of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs), DHL understands only too well the pressures and challenges of reducing operational costs and improving product lead times from source to shelf.

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DHL has experienced personnel based at each of its operations, and coupled with our long and credible history in enhancing brands for retail, we have the capability to plan and pro-actively manage your co-packing campaign regardless of whether it’s a single, short-term campaign or an ongoing marketing assault.

Whether you are a retailer, manufacturer or distributor, DHL can deliver a solution to meet all of your requirements. With extensive experience in “end-to-end” co-packing in the food, drink, personal care and household product arenas, the company can offer a true “conception to realization” service.

This seamless integration results in rapid progress from drawing board to marketplace.


To stay competitive, you need to offer more packaging options and do it in a smart way to manage the added costs and complexities. DHL is involved at all 5 key stages of co-packing activity – assembly, re-formatting, repair, marketing and primary – allowing you to relax and enjoy all of the benefits of single sourcing with comfort of full product traceability. Furthermore, we can facilitate the most complex and largest contract packaging programmes from any of our 13 strategically located UK facilities.

Customers can ship products directly to a convenient local DHL facility and we will manage stock, order packaging materials, re-package the products and despatch the product to the end-user – all in one seamless operation.

As a result, the whole co-pack activity can take place within a single DHL facility allowing you to focus on your core business of manufacture and leaving us to manage everything else on your behalf. The elimination of transportation time to a packaging facility means you can reduce your lead times and decrease your inventory, elimnaite unnecessary transportation costs and maintain your carbon footprint at a minimal level.

And by having DHL perform all these activities you receive the same visibility and operational excellence that you'd expect from the market leader in contract logistics.


DHL offers the time and cost benefits of a single operation from start to finish with no reliance on 3rd parties at any of the stages. Our blue chip client base is testament to the quality of the service.

DHL’s knowledge of the retail, manufacturing and logistics sectors is such that the company is well qualified to offer and manage anything from full and complex logistics solutions to a straightforward full load, single-drop despatch.

All aspects of this service are managed by DHL. Because we manage our own fleet, goods are shipped quickly, cost effectively and efficiently to their destination. After all, logistics management is our core strength.

When it comes to logistics, DHL’s co-pack services offer unrivalled expertise and a “safe pair of hands” that you can entrust to get the job done.
Key Facts
• 13 co-packing sites in key UK locations
• 210,00 sq ft of co-pack facilities
• Bonded warehouse status (Wet Bonded)
• Shared-user “Campus” warehouse set-up for maximum efficiency
• Temperature controlled services
• “Clean Room” facilities.

• MHRA accreditation
• Home Office certification
• BS EN ISO 9000/2000 accreditation
• Investors in People
• BRC accreditation (November 2008).

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