Turnkey manufacturing is the smart choice for food processing expansions and equipment procurement projects.
Rather than doing everything in-house — design, layouts, manufacturing, installation, training, support — and somehow paying the staff to get it all done, many food processors are choosing to outsource part or all of the project to professional design and manufacturing companies.
This does two things: alleviates the burden and risk of trying to complete a massive project in-house, and gives you expertise beyond your own company and own industry to streamline the processing operation.
What is Turnkey Manufacturing?
Turnkey manufacturing is a full-service manufacturing process where the contractor provides all manufacturing and supply chain services, including design, fabrication, installation, aftermarket support, and technical service.
Basically, the company outsources the design and manufacturing of a project to a third-party contractor who takes responsibility for the entire project, from design to completion and all the way to commissioning.
This doesn’t mean everything is handed over — many companies choose to work in partnership with a turnkey manufacturer, providing layouts, basic designs, and purchasing some new equipment or choosing to integrate existing equipment into the line.
But the majority of the work is done by an outside company with the expertise to provide design and manufacturing that will optimize the processing, packaging, or production lines and do so in a timely fashion.
Benefits of Turnkey Manufacturing
Many food processing companies have experienced the benefits of and continue to use turnkey services for a simple reason: it’s much easier.
One Company to Contact
Nothing kills the timeline of your project like having to communicate with multiple companies — and trying to get multiple companies to communicate with each other. You’ll find yourself spending hours trying to make a single change and get all the parties involved up to speed.
A turnkey manufacturer eliminates the hassle of communicating with multiple companies. Rather than contacting your equipment designer, following up with the manufacturer, and contacting the designer again, you only need to contact the turnkey manufacturer and they handle the rest.
One email. One phone call. Everything is taken care of.
One Company Sending Invoices
Ever tried keeping track of multiple invoices from multiple companies for a new production line? It’s not a fun nor easy task.
Invoices get lost, misplaced, and tracking down whether the service was already completed and ready to be paid can quickly become a full-time job, especially on larger projects that require a lot of equipment, platforms, and utilities.
Turnkey manufacturers eliminate the invoice mess, as all invoices come from the same company.
Imagine how much easier your accounting process will be when you only receive a few invoices from the same company for your project.
Design and Manufacturing in Sync
Have a change to make to your project? Want to add in a new feature or change a dimension? With a turnkey manufacturer, that’s not a problem!
When your equipment and facility layout design and manufacturing are handled by the same company, changes are easy. No more contacting your designer, following up with the manufacturing, re-contacting your designer with information from the manufacturer. Turnkey manufacturers provide design and manufacturing in one — making the communication between designer, manufacturer, and installer all in one.
Any change to the design of your equipment is immediately communicated and factored into the manufacturing and installation process, without extra phone calls and headaches.
Costs are Cut
When design, manufacturing, and installation are all handled by the same company, it saves you time AND money.
It’s easier for a turnkey manufacturer to provide discounts on their services and reduce the overall cost of your project than it is to get discounts from multiple different companies.
Plus, when you outsource the design and manufacturing services to a turnkey manufacturer, you won’t have the staff needed to pull off a massive project like that on your payroll. Less labor expenses are always a plus!
When one company handles your project from concept to completion, it’s easier to guarantee a higher quality product.
Right from the start, a turnkey manufacturer can set the level of quality needed for your project, and guarantee that each team — design, manufacturing, and installation — all provide that same level of quality.
Try that with multiple different companies. You’ll find one always produces at a lower level of quality, which causes setbacks and delays in the process as mistakes need to be corrected.
Turnkey for the Win
There are many benefits to outsourcing your project to a turnkey manufacturer, and some of the largest food processors in the country have made the switch to outsource their new project lines to a turnkey manufacturer.
Discover the benefits for yourself and see how easy it is to get your project done when you place it in the hands of a reliable, professional turnkey manufacturer.