We work closely with a wide range of brands to develop, formulate, process, and package a multitude of products. From large national brands to emerging start-ups, we partner with companies to develop custom formulas and bring them to life in our numerous manufacturing facilities. We offer various models from full turnkey to tolling, and our teams work closely together with you to develop the right program for your needs.
SunOpta values long term partnerships and deep relationships between members of our team and yours. We treat our customers’ businesses like our own and are committed to helping you grow with our investments in capacity, capabilities, quality systems, and technical expertise.
SunOpta partners closely with brands across numerous categories including:
We are proud to offer a wide variety of certifications to meet your brands’ needs including:
OUR TECHNICAL SERVICES
Our Research and Development (R&D) team works with you to develop superior products and ingredients that fit your requirements. SunOpta’s R&D team provides extensive knowledge and product expertise, and is composed of agronomists, food scientists, food technologists, process and packaging engineers, and quality and regulatory specialists.
We have solutions to meet the needs of your products. From aseptic packaging that specializes in Tetra Pak equipment to a roasting facility offering nitrogen-flushed pillow packs, pouches and bulk packaging, we can serve your needs. Our fruit plants offer premium fruit preparations, IQF, and solid pack options like polybags, standup pouches, tubs, and individual serving cups as well. Creating solutions for your specific needs is our specialty.
We’ll work with you to select the right ingredients for your application and will develop products and packages to your exact specifications. Throughout the product development cycle, our professionals can work independently or in conjunction with your team to deliver the product and package you’re seeking. We’re here to help bring your products to market as fast as possible.
In all our facilities, we adhere to the highest level of quality control through programs including AIB, MCIA, HACCP, Certified Organic, and Specialty (Kosher, IP Handling). Through our Identity Preserved (IP) program, we guarantee traceability in order to promote goodness from the ground up.
SUNOPTA INNOVATION CENTER
Located in our U.S. corporate offices in Edina, Minnesota, the SunOpta Innovation Center is the cornerstone of our world-class Research and Development (R&D) department. Our 20 R&D staff members combine to bring nearly 250 years of industry experience and expertise in product ideation and development, cost savings and process improvement. The SunOpta Innovation Center was designed to put customers first and involve them in every step of the product ideation and development process. We work with you to understand your product development needs and convert those innovation insights and market research into prototypes. The Innovation Center includes dedicated space for customer tastings and focus groups and has a secured entrance to protect your proprietary innovation.
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