Ayudante CIC

Ayudante C.I.C is a community interest company, with the objective to provide meaningful employment to local disadvantaged people.

We achieve this by operating a sub-contract manufacturing facility in Stoke on Trent providing a range of services to support our clients.

We pride ourselves on providing a quality and efficient service. 

Ideally situated in Staffordshire, Ayudante offers a competitive and social alternative to traditional in-house manufacturing. Whilst offering work placements to disadvantaged people and enabling them to get work experience to get back into the job market.

Component Kitting And Packing

Rather than shipping each part separately, clients often find it very helpful for those parts to arrive as a “kit”.  This process, in which individually separate but related items are grouped, packaged and shipped together as one unit, is referred to as component kitting.

We provide kitting services and kitting solutions to meet a wide variety of customer needs.  This ability to manage multiple parts for our clients is suitable for a wide range of materials.

Component Kitting And Packing

Electromechanical Assembly

Working to your specifications, Ayudante offers sub assembly activity to compliment your production demands. With the ability to support low to medium volume, with low to high complexity, Ayudante promises to deliver against a schedule or on a Kanban (pull system).

We are experienced in many sectors, including; automotive, off-highway, commercial, leisure (bicycles, e-bikes).

Sub assembly services

Working with our customers, we assemble original equipment to ensure a first-time fit for initial production runs and aftermarket requirements.

Quality Sorting

Ayudante has worked with an array of Original Equipment Manufacturers and suppliers to address ongoing needs for sorting, inspection and containment. We can sort and inspect your parts, whether you have a handful of parts or several thousand, regardless of how complicated they are. We are here to protect the end customer from defective parts.

Gift Set Collation

We have a vast amount of experience when it comes to packing gift sets. From toiletries and food hampers, to clothing and homewares, our client list is certainly varied. Whether your requirements are as simple as putting biscuits in a tin, or something more complex, our staff are extremely efficient at what they do. In addition, our warehouse is set up to maximise productivity and keep turn-around time as low as possible.

With a bank of flexible workers, we can accommodate for seasonal fluctuations and last-minute orders, so our customers can keep their customers happy.

End of Aisle Displays (FSDU)

End of aisle displays are often used in retail to promote sales and offer companies a cost effective, yet professional way to display their products.
Some of our projects have included building displays for promotional plastic mugs, and scented wet wipes going into a major retailer. By working from a large warehouse, we have adequate amounts of space to build and fill aisle displays, which are often bulky yet lightweight so pallets cannot be double stacked.

General contract packing

This can range from re-labelling to repacking of a product into branded packaging. Contract packing has been our core service since the business was established, and in this time we have invested in an extensive portfolio of state-of-the-art packing equipment. We offer variable output depending on your requirements, and have served customers of all sizes.

Our packing services

  • Case Wrapping
  • Carton Sealing
  • BOGOF (Buy one, get one free) promotions
  • Subscription gifts
  • Poly bagging for direct mail
  • Shrink wrapping
  • Pallet wrapping
  • Over labelling for promotional stickers, barcode etc
  • Point of sale stand collation

Who is it for?

Our customers come from a wide cross-section of the UK’s industry sectors. They range in size from family enterprises and independent e-commerce businesses to well-known national brands and blue-chip companies. Our contract packing services are regularly used by clients in the cosmetics, food and drink, technology and domestic appliance sectors.
Contract packing can be used in other B2B or B2C context, and is ideal for gift packs, new product launches and promotions.

What’s in it for you?

Our team have carried out contract packing for many years and have built up an impressive wealth of experience in bringing all the details together. We have perfected an integrated contract packing service, including storage and dispatch, and pride ourselves on attention to presentation, with white glove handling throughout the process where required.
We have an extensive range of machinery to quickly process your order and variable speed conveyors for increased productivity.
To keep you up-to-date with what’s going on, our customers benefit from a dedicated account manager and fast order set up.

Rework Services

Correcting of defective, failed, or non-conforming item, during or after inspection. Rework includes all follow-on efforts such as disassembly, repair, replacement, reassembly.

labeling and relabeling

We offer a labeling and relabeling service and can provide you with labels or you can provide you own. 

Ayudante CIC Overview