Ben Guy is managing director of Phoenix Contract Services
Nottingham-based co-packing firm Phoenix Contract Services has increased production and storage capacity for brewing kit manufacturer Moonshine Drinks.
The partnership follows new orders for Moonshine Drinks’ unique, patented range of home brew beers, ciders and wines. Phoenix’s flexible approach allowed the first production run, which included a delicate 16-hour filling process, to begin just four days after completion of the contracts.
With at least a dozen more production runs scheduled for the year ahead, Moonshine intends to have its full product range produced by Phoenix within three months, fulfilling orders for outlets of Lakeland, independent retailers and garden centres nationwide.
Ian Walker, managing director of Moonshine Drinks, said: “Our market share’s been growing ever since we launched three years ago and we’ll be launching new products this spring, so we needed a new supplier that could cope with this growing demand.
“Phoenix ticked all of the boxes for us – the management team’s approach fitted with our own and their technical knowledge filled us with confidence. They’ve always been happy to work at our pace as we launch new products and we’ve liked how they work right from the start.”
Ben Guy, managing director of Phoenix, said: “Our contract with Moonshine has been two years in the making, however in the end the first production run needed turning around in a week. This just proves our flexibility and how much time we spend looking after client relationships.
“Having two growing businesses from Nottingham working together is good news for the city’s economy, and will hopefully be the start of a long and successful partnership between our two firms.”
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