Specialist Packing Services (SPS) opened in Wellington, Somerset in January 2015. The company was created to provide packing facilities for products that are not suitable for automated lines, requiring careful handling and skilled manual filling.
Everything is weighed, packed and labelled by hand. These services are usually only requested for premium products, and we are used to working to very high quality standards. We are able to work with small runs and have a team of ten trained packers working on flexible hours to respond to business needs.
Most of our work is with large leaf speciality teas and herbal infusions, and we also pack specialist teabag products (the teabags are produced elsewhere and delivered to us in bulk).
SPS is purely a contract packer: we hold no stock of components and have no direct sales of our own. Our clients are responsible for the supply of their own ingredients and packaging, although we can provide advice and assistance if requested. We can also produce bespoke blends for clients working with very small volumes.
SPS is certified for Organic packing by the Soil Association. We are also proud to be a SALSA-accredited company, reflecting best-practice standards of quality, process and hygiene management. SALSA is a food safety standard designed specifically for smaller scale producers, recognised by the Food & Drink Federation, British Retail Consortium and British Hospitality Association.