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British Manufacturer for E-Liquids & CBD

A leading E-Liquid and CBD manufacturer in the UK.

Why should you choose Xyfil for your manufacturing needs? There are a lot of reasons why we make a great fit for those looking to start an E-Liquid or CBD brand. We’ve already helped hundreds of brands take their products to market, including several award-winning names (Pod Salt, Cali Greens and more) that continue be recognised by the industry.

Here are a few of the reasons why you should choose Xyfil for your manufacturing needs.

ISO & GMP certified

Xyfil is one of the very few British E-Liquid manufacturers that has not only been ISO 9001 certified, but GMP certified also. This is a massive step for us in showcasing our commitment to quality and safety.

ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is a certified standard used by all good quality manufactures. This standard is based on several management principles used to ensure quality. These include: a strong customer focus, motivation, and involvement of top management, plus processes for continual improvement.

ISO 9001 certification ensures that companies provide customers with consistent, good quality products and services. As a manufacturing company, we at Xyfil are proud of our ISO 9001 accreditation as it shows we are consistently pushing to provide our customers with only the very best.

GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) is often used by many manufacturers as a guideline system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. It is designed to minimise risks involved in production that cannot be eliminated by testing the final product.

Most companies use this, but few are GMP certified. We have gone the extra mile to ensure that our customers can have the utmost peace of mind with us, and have been certified to GMP standards, showcasing our continued effort in providing the very best possible.

Quality assurance with full traceability

We ensure that your products are in safe hands whether they are manufactured here or delivered to us ready to be bottled and labelled. There are a variety of ways we do this following our ISO and GMP practices, but also through our full traceability process.

At Xyfil, we like to make sure that from start to finish, we have full accountability for every aspect. This includes supply chains and ingredients, to manufacturing and production work, all the way to the creative studio designs and eventual dispatch from our doors. Every step of the way is tracked so that should any errors occur, we can quickly and efficiently find the point of issue and correct it with as little impact on the product as possible.

Versatile toll manufacturing

Xyfil not only offers white label manufacturing and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), but we also operate as a Toll Manufacturer. This essentially means that at whatever point in the process you may require work, we are able to help. Not all who are in the market for a E-Liquid or CBD manufacturer in the UK require the full manufacturing process.

Some may only need the ability to bottle their products, or need the creative aspects such as logos, POS, packaging & labelling. There are some who are looking for help with regarding compliance testing of products to ensure they meet market regulations. No matter the scale of your products or business, no matter the step of manufacturing you are currently in, Xyfil can help.

Bottling

Already have a formulation ready for bottling, but don’t have the means to do so? We can offer our bottling services for any non-edible liquid including E-Liquids, CBD, hand sanitiser and more. With a wide range of bottle solutions that cover many of the industry standard sizes and shapes for E-Liquids, CBD and cosmetic products, there is a bottle/container for everything.

Creative studio

Work with us on your branding, product labels, product packaging and more. Our in-house creative studio is able to offer white label and OEM solutions for your brand. With experts in all things creative, we are able to effectively create stunning product & packaging designs, full media kits including web content, and POS for stores.

Compliance

Seeking regulatory compliance can be tricky and time-consuming, but we make it as simple as possible. Our in-house compliance team are here to help you make sure your products are market-specific and meet the trade licenses of the country you wish to sell in. This includes both E-Liquid and CBD. We are uniquely experienced in securing regulatory approval in the UK, EU and across many international markets including the Middle East.

Adaptable, capable, sustainable

In a market as ever-changing as the vaping industry, it is important to remain versatile and adaptable to changes. Vaping regulations often change around the globe with some having long-standing effects. To be able to remain present as a brand, under these situations can be daunting but it is something that we strive to work with. Whether it be flavour bans, limits on nicotine strength or E-Liquid capacities, Xyfil is capable of rectifying such changes.

Seen before in the application of the TPD regulations in the UK and EU, Xyfil was among the very first to update product lines to create compliant products that were immediately back on shelves for consumers.

Whether regulatory changes mean a flavour ban on all things other than tobacco, Xyfil offer a wide range of tobacco flavours in our white label packages, or new regulations on nicotine-containing products, we are able to adapt and are capable of meeting the new demands quickly and efficiently.

If you think that Xyfil would be a great fit for you, contact us today to find out exactly how we can help you.

E-Liquid Case Study: The Evolution of Pod Salt

What is Pod Salt and what does Pod Salt do?

Pod Salt is a British-made E-liquid brand exclusively produced and manufactured by us here at Xyfil. Created with the intention of building the first step in helping smokers quit, Pod Salt is committed to helping smokers quit tobacco. Dedicated to Nicotine Salt and dedicated to providing a less harmful alternative to cigarette smoking.

The Nicotine Salt formula that is Pod Salt’s base, is a revolutionary method of nicotine delivery. Smoother, faster and stronger with greater satisfaction for vapers, Pod Salt delivers what people need. And our formula has proven top of its class, forming the basis of many other popular Nicotine Salt ranges.

Since its launch in 2018, Pod Salt has come leaps and bounds focusing on quality and the products that are in demand. From developing unique flavours to upgrading to pharmaceutical grade manufacturing equipment, to branching out in the UAE as the first E-Liquid brand with ESMA compliance. Pod Salt continues to be a premium brand that tailors to the individual needs of vapers and prides itself on being a brand that is trustworthy and honest. We know that Pod Salt will satisfy the cravings and certainly Hit the Spot.

What does Pod Salt have to offer?

Versatile offerings from Pod Salt take the smoker on the journey from quitting cigarettes, to eventually quitting vaping.

The Core range of 10mls are high in demand with flavours that everyone can enjoy from fresh fruit to cooling mint to classic tobacco flavours. The perfect companion for any vaper looking to Hit the Spot.

The Nexus range features totally unique flavour combinations inspired by the world around us from sun-soaked shores to mountain tops. Tailored to adventurous vapers who enjoy complex flavours, Nexus is available as 10ml Nic Salts and nicotine-free shortfills.

Fusions is the blending of Pod Salt’s quality Nicotine Salts and familiar flavours from popular brands. This collaboration range adds a new twist to popular favourites like Doozy, Pacha Mama, Marshmallow Man 3 and more.

Meeting the demand for more convenient vaping options, we launched Pod Salt GO before improving the device and flavours with GO 600. The disposable vape devices boast our UK-made E-Liquid and continue to deliver a premium vaping experience at little cost, and in a convenient way for newcomers to vaping.

We also cater for markets outside of the UK with a wide variety of products such as Subo, the sub-ohm specific range of E-Liquids, and flavour concentrates. With different regulations across the globe, our Pod Salt ranges include larger capacity and higher strength products for those overseas. Pod Salt's product list expands into various sized disposable devices and even the revolutionary PS ONE pod kit available exclusively in the UAE.

Award-winning and globally recognised

Since 2019, Pod Salt continues to be recognised for excellence with our first award, ‘Best Salt Nic winner’ from Vape Jam 2019.  From then we went on to receive awards for ‘Best Salt Nic’ from Vapouround Awards in 2021 and ‘Best Salt Nicotine Range’ in 2022. And recently, Pod Salt took home the ‘Best Tobacco’ flavour range from the World Vape Show Awards.

Not only do we continue to see Pod Salt’s achievements recognised each year, but our reach also continues to grow. As a globally recognised brand, Pod Salt is quickly becoming a worldwide brand known for its premium quality, look and feel. Pod Salt has grown into a brand that consumers and traders know they can trust. Our products are stocked in: Abu Dhabi, Iceland, Lithuania, Spain, Georgia, Ireland, Pakistan, Sweden, Germany, Israel, Saudi and many more.

The next step for Pod Salt

Where can Pod Salt grow next? We continue to strive for the next answer to the question that has yet to be asked, innovating, and pushing Pod Salt’s core ideals further. In a market like the vaping industry, there is always room for growth and changes in direction. Currently, the demand is for disposables, but we believe that this will soon shift in a new direction, and we are already well on our way to developing and announcing this new step.

Keep up to date with Pod Salt’s latest products with us here at Xyfil, or by following Pod Salt on LinkedIn. Get in contact with us today to find out how we can help you create a brand that takes the vaping market by storm.

Is it Profitable to Start a CBD Brand in 2022?

New CBD start-ups are hardly in short demand but doing it right and doing it well can be a different matter. Does this mean that you shouldn’t consider starting a CBD brand in 2022? Absolutely not! In fact, now is a great time to join the CBD market and we’ll tell you why.

The growth of the CBD market

Data has shown that the UK’s CBD market has blown well past the estimates previously thought. In 2021, the CBD market was worth £690 million, where only a few years ago it had previously been estimated to be worth £526 million by 2021. It’s now forecasted that the UK CBD market could reach £1 billion by 2025. Is there a reason for this surge?

There have been notions that the UK’s market worth has grown so well due to our evolved regulatory framework. Across the globe, most other countries where CBD is legal, do not have much or any regulation regarding CBD products. In this case the UK is leading the way with our regulatory framework that is working to ensure UK CBD products are both safe and good quality. As of March 2021, all CBD products in the UK must be filed for approval through the Foods Standards Agency (FSA).

One of the reasons why a lot of consumers are turning to CBD products now are due to the reported benefits for those with stress and anxiety. Although there is much research still underway to prove any sort of medical benefit, many believe that CBD can help them. And after the influx of stress and anxiety thanks to the recent pandemic and global lockdowns, people are looking for ways to help. It is important to note however that those who sell CBD in the UK cannot make any medical claims about their products unless they are regulated, medicinal products registered with the government.

What’s holding back CBD in the UK?

As mentioned, the lack of medical verification on the effects and benefits of CBD is one thing that does hinder the CBD market. Many of the studies and clinical trials were only able to begin after its legalisation in 2017. And while we wait for these results and further testing, many reputable companies are unable to express the benefits of their CBD products.

This leads onto the next issue; awareness and education. The lack of public education and awareness around CBD, especially on the legality and effects, has left a largely untapped market in the UK. Currently, younger demographics (between 18 and 30) are the most likely to use CBD. As the regulations change and more information becomes readily available for the public, we should see an even greater increase in market growth.

How to start your own CBD business

Starting now is the perfect time to create and establish your brand before the tidal wave of others that are sure to follow. Even if you only offer a limited range of products in the beginning, ensuring your presence in the CBD market will help you in the long run. Where do you begin then?

Sourcing your product

Possibly one of the most vital parts of establishing a CBD brand is sourcing your materials. Whether you’re looking to launch a CBD vape range, CBD topicals range, CBD oil drops or other product types, your CBD should be of the highest quality. Ensuring the hemp that your CBD is sourced from is organic and grown on regulated farms helps to establish your product’s quality. When it comes to health and wellness, customers are much more clued into the quality of products. With many articles across the web pushing for those who buy CBD products to check their ingredients, lab reports and more, transparency is key.

Organically grown hemp means that your products are more likely to be free of any harmful chemicals that could be present in pesticides – hemp is well-known for absorbing all nutrients from its environment. Many choose to source their hemp from farms in the US where most of the high-quality, high-grade hemp is grown. Now sourcing your own hemp can be costly and time-consuming, as well as the process of importing and processing into CBD oil. This is why many brands turn to wholesale CBD manufacturers like Xyfil.

Branding and target audience

There are already several CBD brands that have established themselves as market leaders, even in the early stages of this market. Because of this, newcomers will need to position their products with smart branding to truly stand out. Finding a demand that is currently not being met and targeting key types of customers will work to your advantage.

We know that the majority of those who are likely to use CBD are aged between 18 and 30. Do you want to create a brand that caters for the younger audience or young at heart? Thinking about the type of customer you want to reach, and their needs will help guide your brand.

Diversify your product range

When first starting out it’s probably a good idea to launch your key product that’s tailored towards the audience you wish to hit. That way it helps establish your brand and your products. Once your brand name and message are out there, diversifying your range allows for more opportunities to upsell and entice more customers. If you’re looking to upsell and increase customers’ order values, then creating products that are co-ordinating are the perfect next step. For example, CBD disposables could give way to CBD vape liquids or CBD shots that can be added to E-Liquids, all of which you can find in Xyfil’s repertoire.

White label manufacture or OEM?

When it comes to producing CBD products with a trusted CBD manufacturer like Xyfil, you often have a choice of white label manufacture or OEM. OEM allows for much more versatility with CBD products by creating recipes, product types and more that are completely your own.

However, for hitting markets quickly, white label manufacture is unrivalled. Especially in the current market where CBD products are only allowed on shelves after being registered and approved by the FSA. Therefore, using CBD products and formulas already registered like Xyfil’s CBD product list, helps to get on shelves quicker and with less cost overall.

Whatever you choose the CBD market in the UK is quickly growing and is a worthwhile investment to join. But to make the most of the CBD market, and with the regulations that are being established here, it is imperative to make sure your products are high quality. Xyfil is proud to be a leading CBD manufacturer in the UK with our high-grade CBD oil sourced from organic, regulated hemp farms in the US. Make the most of our award-winning CBD formulas and well-established products that have helped many brands already hit shelves in the UK.

Meet Our Key Team Members – Important Contacts

Get in contact with the person you need to talk to at Xyfil with these important contacts. Whether you’re looking for a quote, more information or regarding a project already in the works, these are our key contacts.

Sales team

Our sales teams are dedicated to helping you from start to finish. Whether that’s a new range you have in mind or a product idea you want to scope out, our sales team can answer the questions. The first point of call for your product needs, our sales team are here to help.

For all things sales related our top contacts for you are:

Zain Patel

Email | Linkedin

Ismail Hansrod

Email | Linkedin

Flavourists

As a leading E-Liquid and CBD manufacturer in the UK, our Flavourist and Product Development manager can help you see your ideas become real. With expert knowledge on the latest trends in the vaping and CBD industry, developing new products and E-Liquid flavours has never been easier than with Xyfil.

For all things flavour and product development you can contact:

Suleman Umar

Email | Linkedin

Compliance

Ensuring that your products meet legal requirements is yet another service that we provide for CBD and E-Liquid manufacture. Our compliance team offer expert knowledge for regulations including UK, EU and the Middle East; work with our teams in-house to ensure that products are compliant throughout the process.

For all things compliance and regulations, you can contact:

Pradip Suwal

Email | Linkedin

Design

Our creative studio handles all things design when it comes to your products, be it product design, logos, packaging & labels, POS, web banners and more. The team have helped hundreds of brands hit the market with eye-catching, unique E-Liquid and CBD designs. If you’re looking to create a new range or simply give your products an updated design, we can help.

For all things creative you can contact:

Jack Tidy

Email | Linkedin

Operations

A quality operations team ensures the production process is completed from start to finish, and our operations department strives to ensure customer satisfaction. Between meeting deadlines, establishing supply chains and running production to push your products out for your deadlines, operations is one of the key cogs in the E-Liquid and CBD manufacture process.

For all things relating to production, you can contact:

Anisha Hansrod

Email | Linkedin

How to Bring Your Brand to the UK Market

Looking to expand and take your product elsewhere? Understanding the regulations for the country you wish to sell your vaping products, is essential as they differ around the globe. And it is certainly worth taking your product to other markets, especially if it’s already receiving great success elsewhere. Let’s briefly look at the different regulations that govern the three main territories, and how they might differ from those in the UK.

The regulations for other countries

If your products are already listed in these countries, then chances are you are already aware of the different regulations. Here’s a brief list of the key regulations across the EU, US and Middle East.

EU Regulations

  • Child-resistant & tamper-proof packaging
  • Must notify the appropriate regulatory body with ingredients in E-Liquids components in devices and refilling mechanisms of devices
  • Devices must be protected against breakage and leakage
  • It must be possible to refill devices without leakage
  • Devices must deliver a consistent dose of nicotine per puff
  • Capacity of tanks, pods and cartridges must be no more than 2ml
  • E-Liquids containing nicotine must be sold in volumes of 10ml or less
  • Nicotine strengths of E-Liquids must not exceed 20mg/ml
  • Legal age for vaping is set at 18 for most EU countries
  • E-Cigarettes and re-fill containers can’t be advertised or promoted, directly or in-directly

These TPD regulations guide the majority of EU countries in their handling of E-Cigarettes and vape products. However, there are some countries that have begun to implement flavour bans or ban vaping entirely. Find out more about EU regulations here.

US Regulations

  • Register your establishment and submit a list of products, labelling and advertisements
  • Submit data and pay user fees
  • Submit an ingredient listing
  • Apply to market a new tobacco product via one of three pathways
  • Submit quantities of harmful and potentially harmful constituents
  • Submit tobacco health documents
  • Submit a warning plan for smokeless tobacco
  • Include required warning statements on packages and advertisements
  • Submit a modified risk tobacco product (MRTP) application
  • Age-restricted for those under 21 years of age

It’s important to note that some states in the US have also implemented flavour bans. This means they only accept tobacco-flavoured vapes and E-Liquids. Some of the regulations differ between states with some outright banning vaping altogether.

UAE & Middle East Regulations

  • maximum nicotine concentration is capped at 20mg/ml
  • maximum tank capacity is no more than 10ml
  • maximum capacity of refill packages is no more than 50ml
  • must display all health warnings in Arabic and English that must cover at least 50% of the main display area. English to appear on the lower front, Arabic on the lower back.
  • must also display a health warning in Arabic and English: “This product may pose a health hazard when inhaled, swallowed or gets in contact with the skin.”
  • must not contain a variety of harmful ingredients & additives including cinnamic compounds
  • Prohibited to those under the age of 18

Some of these regulations can differ depending on the country as some Middle Eastern countries have outright banned vaping.

Many of these share similar restrictions with the main ones to take note of, are the limitations on size, strength, and ingredients, as these have an impact on the product you manufacture. Products that do not abide by the regulations of the country for reselling, will be classified as illegal and could be disposed of by authorities. Find out more about UAE regulations here.

Regulations for the UK

When bringing your brand and established products to the UK, you need to take into account the regulations established by TRPR (Tobacco and Related Products Regulations).

  • E-Liquid bottles that contain nicotine can be no larger than 10ml
  • Tanks, pods and cartridges can be no larger than 2ml
  • The maximum nicotine strength allowed is 20mg/ml (2%)
  • E-Liquids must not contain any ingredients that are disallowed
  • E-Cigarette packages must include an information leaflet
  • Packaging must include nicotine warnings on the front and back, covering 30% of the size

These regulations are very similar to the EU regulations with only small differences, but it’s important to make sure that your E-Liquid products match the specified strengths, max capacity, and warnings. Find out more about UK regulations here.

It is also worth noting that in the UK, advertising E-Cigarettes and vaping products is strictly regulated with only a few exceptions. Similarly, vaping products are age-restricted for those under the age of 18 and it should be a brand’s interest to ensure their products do not appeal to those who are underage.

For those with brands that cross different countries with different regulations, it could become the norm to label vaping products with the country it is intended to be sold in. Products like ELUX vapes have now begun including a ‘not for sale in the UK’ to their packaging for products intended for US markets. This is intended to help retailers from accidentally stocking products not legal in their country.

How Xyfil can help get you into the UK market

As a leading British E-Liquid Manufacturer, we have over ten years of experience in manufacturing and the production of E-Liquids suitable worldwide. We have helped hundreds of brands to market in the EU, UK and Middle East and more. Between our in-house compliance team and highly experienced members in all departments, we ensure that the products you want are suitable for the market you wish to hit. Whether that’s from the ground up with our white label and OEM E-Liquid manufacture, or with your pre-produced E-Liquids, we cover it all.

Xyfil is equipped to bottle your products in compliant bottling solutions, and our creative teams are able to create/edit product packaging to suit your needs. We offer many white label products which are already created and compliant for EU, UK and the Middle East to help you hit markets quicker. Or alternatively, if you’re looking to alter your existing products to suit new markets, we are more than equipped to handle any changes in product capacity, testing, packaging and more.

Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you.

Most Popular E-Liquid Flavours for 2022

The vaping market is often flooded with flavours, new variations of well-loved fruits, re-imaginings of flavours you thought you knew and inspired combinations that create new experiences. Last year the most popular flavour for vape juice was certainly raspberry, or blue raspberry to be precise. What’s not to love about the soft, sweet taste of raspberries or zingy blue raspberry?

Keep in the loop with the most in-demand flavours with us here at Xyfil.

This year’s in-demand flavour

It may come as no surprise that vapers are choosing to revisit beverage flavours this year. Maybe it’s the taste of nostalgia vapers are craving but soda/beverage E-Liquids are proving popular for 2022.

What’s great for brands is the variety of flavours available in the beverage section to choose from. The top two are certainly Cola and Lemonade, flavours that have been done before, but the introduction of flavours combined with these have taken the market by storm.

Flavours like Cola Lime and Pink Lemonade are dominating and it’s not hard to see why. These fun and fruity flavours can often be enjoyed all day long, as long as the sweetness is managed well. Creating the familiar fizzy taste is certainly a challenge for any flavour mixologist but making the flavours as accurate as possible is paramount. But you don’t have to stop just there with Cola Lime, there are a variety of flavours that compliment Cola perfectly and can be found in other places outside of the vaping market.

Have you thought about the next big Cola flavour? Perhaps the next flavour you should be creating Is Cola Cherry? Or perhaps Vanilla Cola for those looking to create a smoother taste? The possibilities are almost endless and Xyfil can help take you on that flavour journey.

Develop your next beverage E-Liquid with Xyfil

Our in-house mixologists create the flavours you want and vapers desire. We welcome the challenge to create new and never-seen-before flavours or impressive new twists on those familiar favourites that hook vapers from the first puff. With thousands of high-quality ingredients to create hundreds of flavours, every flavour we create is unique to each brand. We ensure that each flavour is somewhat unique in some way be it in sweetness, underlying flavours, strength and more.

Are you looking to develop your next E-Liquid brand with a leading UK E-Liquid manufacturer? Take the next step and develop your beverage vape juice with Xyfil for premium quality tailored to you.

Check out our white label vape juice beverage flavours, or work with us to create your own bespoke beverage E-Liquid.

How to Create a White Label Vape Brand 2022

With the vaping industry reaching $20.4 Billion globally in 2021, and it’s expected to reach $30 Billion by 2027, it’s still viable to make your place in the vaping market. Likewise, the CBD market in the UK sat at £700 million in 2021 with it expected to surpass one billion GBP by 2025. So, what better way to hit the ground running and get products to market quickly than with white label manufacture?

The difference between White Label and OEM

White label manufacture E-Liquids are products that have already been developed, tested, produced, and sold before. Here at Xyfil, we offer white label manufactured products across vape juice, CBD products and cosmetic products. White label products are a tried and tested method for brands to enter new markets easily, and affordably.

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) is a much more tailormade process of creating E-Liquids, CBD and cosmetic products. OEM E-Liquids for example, are much more unique due to brands designation specific flavour combinations that won’t be seen elsewhere or benefit from unique bottles or formulas. This method of manufacture is more costly and takes more time but offers much more complexity and uniqueness to make products your own.

Why choose White Label manufacture

Brands that go through our white label manufacturing process benefit from our award-winning formulas and flavours. These products have already been developed carefully with our R&D team and produced using high-quality ingredients. They also benefit from being fully tested and compliant with TPD and Middle East regulations. This means that with just a little effort and decision making on your part, you can have products on the market in no time at all.

With all the fuss taken out of the process, white label manufactured E-Liquids is not only quick but cost-effective. And the work doesn’t stop there. We don’t just produce E-Liquids but provide every service you may need to get your product from bottle to shelf.

White Label E-Liquids by Xyfil

Xyfil offers a full package solution for your brand with our white label manufacture. Make our UK manufactured E-Liquids your own, with help from our dedicated teams.

Save time

Time is everything and hitting the market with your brand while trends are still hot is key to making a success. With white label manufacturing, we get your brand off the ground and onto shelves as quickly as possible, with fast turnaround times thanks to our experience in the industry, our ISO and GMP certifications ensure efficiency, safety, and quality. 

Save money

Whether it’s selecting from our pre-made packaging, selecting already curated flavours or letting us deal with compliance regulations, we can save your business time and money.  Choosing Xyfil means you can use our raw materials, ISO-accredited facilities and expertise in creating award-winning brands and flavours. There’s no need to invest in your own state-of-the-art technology when we can open our doors to you.

Experience

Take advantage of our 10+ years of experience in the industry. We’ve been here since the start of E-Liquids and E-Cigarettes hitting the UK market. Like many others, we started from the ground up but established ourselves quickly as one of the leading manufacturers in the UK.

When TPD compliance hit the news and regulations began to change, Xyfil led the charge in creating the very first TPD compliant products to hit the UK market, all thanks to our expertise and the methods in place to ensure adaptability. With dedicated teams in R&D, Compliance, Design and more, Xyfil have all the tools to get your business thriving.

Compliance

There’s nothing more daunting than paperwork so let us take care of it. Our compliance process helps to ensure that your products adhere to market-specific regulatory standards and trade licences. We work closely with UK, EU and Middle East markets with the potential for many more international markets. We are well-versed in the regulations across the globe and have already helped thousands of compliant products hit the market. Even when regulations change we have the procedures in place to quickly and efficiently make changes to ensure compliance.

Design

Our creative studio can develop your logo, packaging, artwork, POS and marketing materials to effectively capture and communicate your brand vision. Whether you already have a basis for your desired branding or just the base ideas, our studio team will help take your brand on a visual journey to help make it stand out from the rest.

Work with us to get access to premium quality goods that can take your brand to the shop floor quickly and efficiently. With many award-winning flavours and our nicotine salt formula that has quickly grown to be the number one choice for smokers looking to make the switch, Xyfil looks forward to helping you make your brand a reality.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help and to get started on your journey.

What is the Role of a Production Scheduler?

Some of our most valuable team members often work behind the scenes. With so many moving components and teams at play, maintaining organisation is key. Although our work is the result of many diligent teams, there is one who helps to co-ordinate between them – the Production Scheduler.

We sat down with our Production Scheduler to find out what a day in her life was like, and who might want to consider becoming a Production Scheduler.

The Production Scheduler Role

“The production scheduler role is similar to conducting an orchestra. You’re responsible for ensuring that all the players and instruments come together to make the final symphony. The role requires working with a lot of people and getting involved with almost every part of the business. It’s challenging but satisfying to co-ordinate behind-the-scenes and see everything come together.”

Munira Patel, Production Scheduler, Xyfil.

As a Production Scheduler, my role includes much of the production and organisation of production elements to ensure customer orders are fulfilled in a timely manner. It requires strong flexibility to deal with problems, and work around them without issue. As with anything in life, things don’t always go smoothly when there are problems like machine malfunctions or personnel on sick leave. Being able to catch these issues early and adapt just becomes second nature. There’s never a dull moment!

How does the day-to-day for a Production Scheduler, look?

A typical day begins with a daily meeting with all production teams involved to understand any issues, challenges and forward planning for the day ahead. This could be delivery deadlines, staff shortages, or issues with machinery, all will be addressed first thing. Everyone has a voice in the production team and it’s this time of day especially, that their issues are worked around. No one wants a customer’s product to be delayed so we work hard to put measures in place from this meeting.

After this, the day truly begins and this can really vary on the day-to-day due to the nature of the role. The first task after the daily meeting and establishing any potential issues is dealing with them. So, the start of my day could be amending work schedules, communicating with procurement and logistics teams to resolve or firm up delayed deliveries, and liaising with technicians for fixing machinery. Whatever the issue, it’s important that I’m able to be proactive, adaptable, and responsive.

The second part of my day revolves around loading and planning orders. When customers provide us with information about upcoming launches beforehand, it allows me and our operations teams to create capacity and order components. This includes ingredients, bottles etc, before they’re needed means we’re more likely to be able to provide the product when customers need it. This can also include liaising with our customers and procurement teams to negotiate timelines and staffing levels.

As the day begins to draw to a close, it’s important to assess the day’s production and identify any issues that may have arisen during the day. Talking with production team members helps to stay updated on the state of production. All of which means that I can start pre-planning for the next day. It’s a cycle of consolidation, action, and planning, on repeat that helps to ensure we continue to produce products each day and efficiently use all our capacity.

What makes the Production Scheduler role so important?

Production is the conceptualisation of a customer’s product that’s been imagined by the customer and passed through R&D and design teams. Months of work have already happened before we get the production order. As the Production Scheduler, my role is to ensure the transition from concept to reality is as smooth as possible from receiving the product order to producing, packing and sending it out of our doors.

On any given day I could be managing between 700-1000 dependencies that require some form of forethought or action, to ensure those products pass through our lines and departments, to schedule. In the operations team, we put the puzzle pieces together to create the complete picture and realise exactly with the customer wants. And I am here to oversee and organise those puzzle pieces so that they fit correctly.

It's this, that really makes being a Production Scheduler a rewarding role. Seeing the plan come together as products leave the facility, knowing that the hard work of multiple teams helped to deliver this product to shelves. Even for those products that may have had roadblocks along the way; getting these out on time despite the problems offers a great feeling of satisfaction.

Looking to become a Production Scheduler?

Those looking to become a Production Scheduler must be adaptable and work well under pressure. It’s not just managing those in production, but also managing customer relationships, and liaising with internal and external departments. As a Production Scheduler, you are the hub of communication and information. There will be challenges and changes, so being a perfectionist won’t work, being someone who is flexible with the ability to think proactively is key.

If you have an analytical mind there’s a good chance you would enjoy this fast-paced, ever-changing role. Apply with us today to join Xyfil as a Production Scheduler.

Choosing Xyfil to Manufacture Your E-Liquids

A crucial part of the business is ensuring that there are processes in place that help avoid unexpected problems causing delays in production. And if the Covid pandemic taught us one thing, there are many industries and manufacturers who do not have these in place. Ensuring your manufacturer can navigate unexpected problems and provide what you need is essential, even more so in the current climate.

Identifying issues in your manufacturing line

Speak with your shop floor workers, supervisors, and those who deal with your products daily and see where there are any shortfalls. It could be a poor ingredient, problems with packaging, delays with your product manufacture – any issue that is impacting your production could potentially be a cash drain.

Or it could be that you manufacture for yourself and are looking to expand but notice your limitations. Buying new equipment, hiring new workers, increasing warehouse space etc; all of which quickly start to add up cost-wise.

Providing services you need when you need it

Working with a good manufacturer helps to take the stress out of otherwise tedious aspects of E-Liquid manufacture. This gives you more time to focus on other areas like networking and getting your products to the store.

Here at Xyfil, we offer a completely bespoke service aimed at helping you no matter what stage your products are currently at. If you’re conscious of producing your E-Liquids, we are able to work with any liquid you provide to bottle, test and package. We have helped many brands with our bespoke bottling services, with complete attention to the safety and quality of their products and intellectual property.

If your problems lie within the production of your E-Liquids, you can make the most out of our quality ingredients and award-winning flavours. We offer white label E-Liquid manufacture and OEM E-Liquid manufacture to suit your needs. Make the most of our premium Nicotine Salt formula that continues to set the bar in quality and performance.

Perhaps you’ve already produced your products but lack the means to package, test and ensure compliance? Xyfil offers the abilities of our in-house compliance team to ensure your products meet the regulations for the market you are looking to target. And combined with our creative studio we can create/edit packaging to regulatory needs including translation - we can help you hit any market in the UK, EU, US or the Middle East.

Why you can trust Xyfil

It’s no secret that the pandemic hit manufacturing hard. Problems with countries closing borders created issues with supply chains that wreaked havoc on manufacturing output. Many companies saw decreases in the products they could create due to a lack of resources. Xyfil was not one of them. Due to the many procedures put in place to deal with unthinkable problems, we had already implemented alternative supply lines. Many ingredients are outsourced from other countries, but during this time, resources pulled from within the UK became vital. Because of our numerous risk management strategies, we never lost a day of production during the lockdowns.

When it comes to protecting your IPs, we continue to provide excellent care by ensuring the confidentiality of your flavours/recipe. We always like to go the extra mile and ensuring your intellectual property is protected, is no different. During the lab processes and producing your E-Liquids, we provide codenames for ingredients that thereby limit the number of people who know the exact formula.

Learn about how we’ve worked closely with many top-quality brands in our case study articles.

How We Help You Develop Your Flavours – Flavour Development

One of the vital aspects of product development and E-Liquid manufacture is of course the flavours. Flavours are what set E-Liquids truly apart and secure brand loyalty with flavours that are well-received and well-loved by users. Of course, the vaping industry is full of products with similar flavours which can make it hard to get your products to stand out. That’s where we step in.

Suleman Umar, Product Developer Manager

“We are here to support your brand every step of the way. No matter what your product is or what services you require from us, I’ll be your first point of call in helping develop your products to the specifications you need.”

As a product development manager, I’m involved in most aspects of product creation. From market research, development, compliance, budget control, flavour creation, and working alongside our creative studio to get the perfect look that symbolises what the products are – I’m there the entire way.

Having in-depth knowledge of compliance within the industry, across various countries, helps accelerate the development of flavours that are guaranteed to be approved by consumers and respective authorities. Not only that, but I work exclusively with many of our clients to produce their award-winning brands, develop new flavours never-seen-before and provide insights into the industry.

What does the Flavour Development Department do?

The journey always begins with a customer brief handed to us by the sales team. This usually relays all the necessary information from a customer that they’re looking to receive from us, be it flavour profiles, certain ingredients, overall theme etc. We then create a checklist to go through for flavour development – is the flavour intended to be candy sweet or subtly sweet? Is the flavour complex or simple? Is it a combination of flavours?

This process itself can be lengthy as we must first develop the flavour, especially if it’s a new or a unique variation – this is often the most challenging and rewarding type of flavours to create. Once we’ve put together the flavour it must then be tested with the customer, and this can go back and forth a few times until the perfect flavour is made. Even the slightest adjustment can mean a lot in terms of flavour – if it’s not quite got that fruity sweet flavour the customer imagined then we work on it some more to ensure it does.

We specialise in providing what the customer wants and need. Every flavour we create will be somewhat unique to them; a specific flavour profile that won’t be available elsewhere. Even with common flavours like fruits or menthol, we like to ensure that your flavours stand out from the crowd. And with over 2000 flavours already created, there’s still a lot of room for variety.

What does the Flavour Development department have to offer?

Here at Xyfil, we offer a truly unique, customer-focused service that puts the customer at the forefront of every decision. No matter which department you are dealing with, including Flavour Development and R&D, our goal is to make sure that you get exactly what you need. I love tinkering with flavours so when customers come forward with requests for unusual flavours, I’m more than happy to get working on them. No flavour is too strange and making each flavour unique to a brand is crucial.

You can always expect communication with us as we are very hands-on with helping our customers. There’s a reason why our customers develop with us and keep coming back, and it’s our guarantee to provide customers with exactly what they want. Whether it’s white label manufactured E-Liquids and CBD, or OEM, we aim to provide any service a customer may need when looking to take a product to market. The Flavour Development team is here to help you create unique flavours and, combined with our other departments, help you develop products that fly off the shelves.