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Quality Assurance

Meridian Speciality Packaging: Committed to Excellence

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There's a well-known adage describing the impossibility of delivering on all fronts, which can be boiled down to Fast, Good or Cheap. Pick two.

To simplify, there needs to be a balance between competing forces. Making things quickly and at short notice requires flexibility and expertise, which can come at a premium. A high-quality product requires investment in precise machinery, training and better raw materials. Whereas making things cheaply requires standardised materials which are easy to assemble and dispatch to allow bulk purchasing with the potential to be streamlined further down the line. The removal of waste often affects the product innovation and experimentation. Our aim as a business is to excel at this complex balancing act between quality, price and speed of delivery.

Fast, High-quality Cost-Effective

The premise is reasonably simple but to execute it requires understanding the market, a skilled and knowladgable workforce as well as a commitment to small-format production machinery. Additionally, a competency in legal and technical requirements reguarding food packaging is beneficial.

Fast

Once you've ordered, you want your packaging to arrive as quickly as possible. We offer next working day delivery to UK mainland customers for all stock orders. Over 95% of orders will be despatched on the same working day if the order is received before 12pm and the products are in stock. Where possible, we try to dispatch late orders the same day.

For custom production orders we work to a 1-4 week lead-time, with most jobs taking 2 weeks from receipt of order to despatch. Even in our most intensely busy periods, we do everything possible to maintain these short lead-times. Due to processing thousands of short-run orders every year, there is flexibility in the production schedule to meet short lead-times. This consistently, ensures last minute orders will be met.

High-quality

We hold the necessary certifications to meet all your legal requirements, including BRCGS and FSC®. Everything we do is geared towards delivering a premium look and feel, underpinned by high-quality, sustainable raw materials. We are known for our reliability and have a high regard to product quality while also maintaining its visual impact.

As well as being a leading stockist, we are also a packaging manufacturer. Our versatile service sees us combining both small and large project runs, fitting for any type of customer requirement. Our smaller runs focus on delivering detailed and personable packaging, perfectly suited to customer markets who are seeking bespoke occasional packaging or experimenting with brand identity.

Offering an in-house graphic and structural design consultancy. We aim to guide you throughout your project, advising how to achieve successful and practical end product.

Cost-effective

We continuously stock and hold specialist materials which ensures we can restock our products effortlessly, ensuring a quick turnaround for last-minute orders. Smaller sized tooling and quick manual set-ups are an affordable choice to our larger format projects. Foiling or embossing is a possible alternative to printing.

Each process is completed in-house, which reflects in our competitive low pricing. Our highly skilled production and hand finishing team ensures that all projects are completed to a high standard.

Certificated, Progressive & Continually Improving

Every step we take is seen as continuous improvement. We are audited annually as part of our BRC certification. Internal and external audits are conducted to give fresh perspectives on how we move the business forward - always focused on value for you as the customer.

We want your experience with us to be happy and effortless. We respond quickly to both positive and negative feedback to improve our service. If you're unhappy with the quality of your product, you can easily return it to us through our online returns system. Full conditions of our returns can be seen found at www.meridianspshop.com/returns.

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