A Packaging Strategies Tour: GKI Foods
Watch this video tour for a look at GKI Foods’ facility and how various candies are made and packaged.
GKI Foods, LLC is a private-label candy and granola manufacturer located in Brighton, MI. GKI produces confections for several national companies, and its products have been sold in a variety of stores, including upscale retail stores, major pharmacy chains, bulk food outlets and re-baggers. With chocolate candies making up 90% of the company’s products, GKI manufactures a variety of confection types. During the plant tour we got to see several chocolate varieties being dipped, enrobed, cooled and packaged. We also saw the pouch filling line where candies are packaged in 8-ounces bags at speeds of 42-45 bags per minute. The candies are visually inspected at each step of the packaging process and then ran through a metal detector from as a final inspection.