Research & Development
Paving the way for new and exciting product launches is PreGel's Research & Development Program. PreGel's products are the result of careful and timely research that starts with understanding our clients' evolving requirements and needs. We provide the opportunity to work with us and create recipes that are unique and further enhance your brand.
Customizing Existing PreGel Products
PreGel goes above and beyond the standard to provide you with the ideal product for your business. There are three areas in which we can innovate our existing products to meet your expectations
- Flavor – PreGel can review and adjust existing formulas to achieve your optimal flavor profile.
- Ingredients – Recipes can be reformulated to accommodate ingredient replacements and/or additions.
- Preparation/Recipes – While PreGel packaging may suggest a standard recipe, we can both test and prepare recipes according to your needs.
New Product Development
Our R&D is consistently pioneering the next big thing in specialty desserts and that includes finding specified dessert solutions requested by our key account clients. From developing new flavors to conceptualizing new products, we work very closely with our clients to define, craft and test their creations.
PreGel AMERICA has the capability to produce dry mixes at the facility in NC; other products may be developed through our U.S. office with actual production in Italy. Customizing products is for customers who require a minimum batch size of 3,000kg and who are able to meet the following production parameters:
- A 50% deposit is required prior to scheduling production and the remaining balance is due upon completion of necessary documentation and once the formulation has been approved by the customer
- Pricing is set at $ per kg based on the completion of necessary documentation and once the final formulation has been approved by the customer
- Normal lead time is 4-6 weeks
Manufacturing & Private Label
PreGel understands the importance of confidentiality and autonomy of our key account customers. For this reason, our clients have the ability to brand their products, package it according to their needs and disclose only the information that is necessary.
Maintaining a high-level approach to manufacturing is also central to our production and private label processes. Top of the line machinery, experienced and well-trained personnel, and detailed quality inspection procedures that meet U.S.D.A., FDA and North Carolina standards are defining factors in our pursuit of manufacturing excellence. The production process begins once the formula has been approved from the Research & Development phase, and then we will work with you to determine the proper packaging, size and labels for your product.
PreGel AMERICA Certifications & Manufacturing Standards
|Kosher Certificates on specified products|
|HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) Food Safety Plan|
|2010 AIB (American Institute of Baking) Certification|
|SQF 2000 Level 2 Certification|
|Passed and up-to-date on all NC, USDA and FDA Inspections|
Quality Assurance is undertaken at both the PreGel AMERICA facility in Concord, NC, and at the PreGel headquarters in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Both locations are equipped with cutting-edge quality assurance labs that develop and analyze products, and verify their ingredient breakdowns and safety. Notable of our labs is our utilization of both Tempo® and Vidas® systems for indicator organisms and pathologic analysis. Our labs, here and overseas, also monitor all in-house production to ensure that every batch meets the highest internal standards of quality and adhere to FDA and USDA standards.
As a global company with subsidiaries and satellite offices around the world, we understand the demand for product distribution that is both cost-efficient and seamless. Highlights of our distribution and warehouse facilities include; state-of-the-art racking and equipment, massive storage space and an impressive tracking system. These amenities combined with the hard work and dedication of our distribution staff allows us to consistently provide our customers with up-to-date information regarding products, availability and more. We ship where your business locations are, and that has even rung true for our cruise line customers ready to embark on their journeys from all parts of the world. Our 40+ years of experience in the dessert world and providing ingredients has yielded us the information and know-how to export to every country in the world.