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Indiana Co-Packers to Make and Package Your Food Product: Jams, Salsa, Sauces, Pickles, Cookies, Pies, cakes, whatever!

Indiana Co-Packers: Want to Sell Your Salsa, Preserves, Jams, Etc.? Learn About Using A CoPacker to Prepare It!

If you want to make and sell your home-made preserves, salsa, spaghetti sauce, applesauce, apple butter, jams, jellies, or whatever, you will need a licensed kitchen to prepare and can the food. That's fine for relatively small quantities, and if there is a licensed kitchen to rent nearby at a good cost. See this page for shared use kitchens in Indiana. But it may be less expensive (and less risky) for your new business to use a CoPacker to prepare their food, according to you recipe and process. 

What is a Co-Packer?

Co-packers manufacture and package foods for other companies to sell.  These products range from nationally-known brands to private labels.  Entrepreneurs choose to use the services of copackers for many reasons.  Copackers can provide entrepreneurs with a variety of services in addition to manufacturing and packaging products.  They can often help in the formulation of the product.  The copacker may function only as a packer of other people's products or may be in business with his own product line.  They may be, in fact, manufacturing several competing products.  The range of services available from a copacker will vary depending on the size and experience of the copacker and the type of facilities and the capacity of their plant.

Choosing a Co-Packer

You will want to choose a co-packer who has experience making the type of product and packaging that you need.  You may also want to choose a co-packer that is located close to you or your source materials and/or market or distribution centers to reduce costs.

See this page for much, much more about co-packers, like advantages, disadvantages and how to choose a copacker.

The following list consists of companies in Indiana that have co-packing capabilities. This list is neither all-inclusive, nor is it meant to serve as an endorsement.

If you are a co-packer wishing to be added to this list, add your information here.

Indiana Co-Packers

  • AmeriQual Foods -
    18200 Highway 41 North, Evansville, IN 47725. Phone: 812-867-1444.
    AmeriQual provides solutions to our customers by producing, packaging, assembling and distributing high quality, shelf-stable food products to major branded food companies and the United States Department of Defense. Packaging formats include: pouches - spouted, pillow, and gusseted stand-up; rigid containers.
  • AmeriQual Packaging -
    225 West Morgan Avenue, Evansville, IN 47710. Phone: 812-421-4876.
    AmeriQual provides solutions to our customers by producing, packaging, assembling and distributing high quality, shelf-stable food products to major branded food companies and the United States Department of Defense. Packaging formats include: pouches - spouted, pillow, and gusseted stand-up; rigid containers.
  • Big B Distributors, Inc. -
    2727 N. Kentucky Ave. Evansville, IN 47706. Phone: 812-425-5235. Contact: Richard Bonenberger. fter moving to Evansville to bottle their own sauces, a restaurant reached out to Big B asking them to bottle sauces for their restaurant. Since then hundreds of restaurants and individuals have reached out to Big B to manufacture their products.  Co‐packer for 'flow‐able products' (e.g., BBQ sauces, vinegar dressings, thick sauces, soups, salsas, etc.). Packaging in glass or plastic bottles. Will assist in ingredient sourcing.for fruit jams and jellies, etc.
  • Daviess Food Processing Institute - Co‐packer,  Commercial kitchen and retail store.
    P.O. Box 174 Elnora, IN 47529 Phone: 812‐692‐5237 Contact: Steve Stoll.
  • Dillman Farm -
    4955 W. State Road45, Bloomington, IN 47403. Phone: 812-825-5525. Contact: Aaron Sokaland.  Co‐packer capacity to assist in company start‐ups but willing to assist when schedule permits.
  • Indy's Kitchen -
    2442 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46205. Phone: 317‐690‐9089. Contact: Linda Gilkerson. Commercial kitchen.
  • Stephen Gould - Copacker
    4990 Indianapolis Rd, Whitestown, IN 46075. Phone: (317) 769-8282. Email: [email protected]. Open: call for hours and availability. Specialize in packaging dry foods and making variety packs (ADDED: September 10, 2019).
  • Very limited Food Specialties, Inc. -
    1727 Expo Ln. Indianapolis, IN 46206. Phone: 317-271-0862. Contact: John Bradshaw. Co‐packer for high‐acid product (e.g., BBQ sauces, salad dressings, hot sauces). Can provide private‐label packaging in glass, plastic, drums, or pails.

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