Let us have a first chat about it! – We can help you with assessing consumer trends, market sizes and price points. Also, we can support to estimate your future unit costs and co-pilot your business plan development – all of that in a very pragmatic and lean way (Go-to-Market Support). Our in-house New Product Development team will bring your product vision into reality with fast prototyping. This will allow you to validate your idea, to get early consumer feedback and to be able to pitch at distributors, retailers and investors.
Now it is all about scalability. – Questions about shelf life, processing methods and packaging should be tackled early. The product, including all claims, needs to be compliant with international regulations. Ingredients and packaging materials need to be available within reasonable lead times and the scaled unit costs of the final product need to be in line with your business plan. But most importantly, any compromises on your original product vision must stay minimal. And this is exactly where Agilery will make a difference! – Our project leaders in Manufacturing and Operations will find and set up manufacturers and suppliers with a strong “can-do-attitude”. They will not select just one possible setup but will build the most optimal “best-of-breed” supply chain for you.
Very understandable! – You will probably have to outsource your production into a (semi)-industrial setup to be able to focus more on your growth and the commercial aspects of your business. Leave your operations in our skilled hands. It is our “daily bread” to professionalise and ramp-up artisanal productions into outsourced solutions. The art is to keep you in the drivers’ seat while minimising your time effort. We will ensure a smooth transition and, if needed, continuous optimisation in quality, reliability as well as costs - fully leveraging scale effects, coming from your volume growth.
There is a bit of a natural clash between entrepreneurs/innovators and contract manufacturers. The first ones want to test new things, iterate, and remain flexible, while the latter prefer to keep complexity low and optimise returns on equipment investments with higher volume productions. At Agilery we understand both worlds and bridge between them. Industry partners value the cooperation with us due to streamlined production assignments, clear purchasing orders and exposure to cutting edge food trends. Innovators, on the other hand, admire our ability to cope well with the blurriness of innovation projects while keeping a structured approach. Agilery project leaders will smoothen the cooperation between you and your co-manufacturer. But if things are really bad, we will find and setup alternative options (also as backups), negotiate new terms, or de-couple process steps for a better overall efficiency.
Team members at Agilery are all food scientists and engineers. Everyone has her specific field of expertise which is further developed with each innovation project and continuously honed through the intense interaction with our ecosystem, - academia, trade fairs and lead companies. With a gatekeeper-approach we make sure to be always at the pulse of cutting-edge food know-how and developments. Our offered consulting services range from fermentation techniques, novel food and plant-based alternatives to systematic quality assurance, preservation methods and packaging materials, just to name a few. We will support you in a down-to-earth and uncomplicated manner, based on flexible hourly rates.