Calgary Co-packer Defies Pandemic-driven Economic Downturn
Business growth prompts Calgary contract packager to move to larger facility
"Expanding in Calgary has always been a goal for Bullseye Packaging Services, Inc. and now it is becoming a reality," President Stephen Peters explains. "With an increase to our warehousing capacity by nine times, an additional assembly line, and six dock doors for receiving and shipping, we are more than ready for more new projects."
In the uncertain economic times for Alberta, pandemic or no, there is good news in the packaging industry: Bullseye Packaging's co-packing services are not slowing down. The move was planned months ago, prior to anyone foreseeing the pandemic events of 2020.
However, construction of their brand-new facility was completed on schedule and there was no reason for Bullseye not to proceed as planned. They finished transferring all machinery and current projects into the new building last week, up and running immediately.
Co-packing as an Essential Service
Contract packaging services are deemed as an essential service. With all necessary protective wear and social distancing protocols having been implemented early on Bullseye Packaging's services continue unabated.
Projects consist of variety and rainbow pack assembly, specialty packs for the beer industry. Beyond the liquor industry, projects for food and beverage, NHP (Natural Health Products), and consumer goods revolve around promotional support of assembly and packing of POS store displays and DRP (drop ready pallet) displays, kitting, bundle wrapping, and reclamation projects.
Why Move Now?
About why Bullseye feels now is the time to move, Adrian Houser, Director of Operations, comments,
"We excel at forming long-term loyal partnerships and then work hard to impress them with our service. We always strive to meet our customers' needs in a timely manner and will always give a timeline that we know we can commit to.
Our facility was getting too small to be able to respond as nimbly as we wanted to. This larger space affords us the ability to accommodate more pallets' worth of product, providing economies of time and less shipping costs for our customers too."
With current work in house and more jobs continuing to be scheduled weekly and even further in advance, they had every reason to move ahead.
Bigger, Brighter, Better
Bullseye Packaging's newly constructed production and warehouse space boasts gleaming floors and lots of bright, natural light sprawling over a total of 26,000 square feet just minutes from the International Airport.
Bullseye Packaging Services Inc. fills the gap in Western Canada's demand for variety packs, off-shelf merchandisers, and custom pack formats (https://www.bullseyepackaging.ca/