For some of its best-selling products, Applied Nutrition has a manual process involving up to seven staff filling containers with capsules, soft gels and tablets.
Unable to keep up with demand, the business has been forced to look to sub-contractors to fulfil orders.
Thomas Ryder, Managing Director, said using subtractors is preventing the company from focusing on its range of new products – a key growth area for the business.
“After substantial growth we still find ourselves using paper based and manual production systems,” he said.
“In terms of modern manufacturing we are dinosaurs and recognise the need to be more efficient and stop suppressing our productivity.
“We’ve got new products we want to launch but we are being slowed down by old systems.”