Does Birchwood have quantity minimums?
No, we do not have any set minimums. We do have a $1,500 to $2,000 set up charge for running an order, whether it is a tube, packet, bottle, jar, and/or mixing of a solution. Depends on the type of product and equipment need for mixing and filling.
Can you fill OTC (over the counter) or medical device products?
Yes, we are an FDA registered facility, and follow cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices) guidelines set by the FDA.
What are average lead times for production runs?
Since we have a variety of filling equipment and production rooms, we can usually get your product into our production schedule within two to three weeks from the delivery of raw materials. Production lead times will vary depending on the quantity ordered. However, a general rule of thumb is small orders of 5,000 – 50,000 pieces is about 2 to 3 weeks. Medium size orders of 50,000 – 250,000 pieces should anticipate a 3 to 6 week lead time. Large orders of 500,000 to 2 million pieces should expect about 6 to 12 weeks for their lead time.
Can we tour Birchwood facilities?
Yes. If you have expressed interested in having us mix, fill, or package a product for you, we would invite you in for a tour of our facilities. If your products are an OTC, we also allow audits to be conducted.
Where would our products be stored?
We store your finished goods and raw materials right here at our facilities. We have a climate-controlled warehouse where your raw materials will safely be stored until they go into production.
Can Birchwood formulate a product for me?
Yes, if the solution is similar to something we have worked with in the past. We typically do not work with producing new formulations. Although, we can help with some basic formulations and we have contacts that can help us with this process as well.
Our Questions for You
- What type of package? Tube, packet, bottle, jar, etc.
- Production quantity?
- Number of units per shipper?
- Fill quantity? Or size of bottle/packet?
- Do you have artwork? Would you like four color process or PMS color printing?
- Will Birchwood be ordering raw material components for your project? If so, which ones?
- Does your product require testing? If so, which types of testing?
- If you would like a solution batch, what is the quantity?