Our Story

About Us

A flexible, responsive contract manufacturer

Our Story.

Free Flow exists because we wanted a flawless manufacturing experience for our own beverage brand, Vista.

Our expectations were pretty damn high. We needed impeccable quality control, ensuring that every can we produced was bang on. We wanted plenty of flexibility too, enabling us to switch things up at the drop of a hat. 

So we set to work building our own manufacturing facility, investing heavily in the best equipment on the market and taking our time to find the right people for our team. Then we started producing Vista in-house and soon began contract manufacturing for a few other beverage brands.

We genuinely care about our customers and do whatever we can to make the process easy for them, so it didn’t take long for word to get out within the industry. Within a few months of opening, we had to double our capacity to keep up with demand from like-minded, trailblazing beverage brands looking for a reliable contract manufacturer.

After two years of bursting at the seams at our first facility in East Tamaki, we moved to a purpose-built beverage plant on the outskirts of Glen Innes. Our new manufacturing facility has given us space to grow and the resources we need to deliver the slickest, most efficient service possible.

How we operate

  • We’re agile, always adapting quickly to meet your needs and react to market trends
  • We care about the little details and take our responsibility for your brand’s reputation seriously, ensuring meticulous quality control  throughout the entire process
  • We understand that sales volumes are unpredictable. If you need to adjust the size of your manufacturing run at the last minute, that’s no problem
  • We keep you in the loop every step of the way
  • We go above and beyond to help your brand succeed. If we need to buy new equipment or add an extra shift, we’ll make it happen

Protecting the planet, one drink at a time.

We specialise in beverages packaged in cans because aluminium can be recycled endlessly (unlike plastic, which can only be recycled around eight times). And cans have a smaller carbon footprint than glass bottles, as they’re lighter and more efficient to transport.

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