There comes a time during any winery, cidery, distillery, or brewery’s growth that a big question needs to be answered: should you buy in-house bottling equipment?
There are plenty of factors to consider when making such an important decision, and today we’re going to cover five reasons why owning your own bottling line may be advantageous.
- Independence and Quality Control
Owning your own line of bottling equipment allows you to bottle on your schedule, while also giving you maximum oversight of quality control on your wine from start to finish. With the right equipment and proper training, bottling becomes convenient and routine. Plus, you’ll have peace of mind regarding the quality of your finished product.
Additionally, having your own bottling line gives you the flexibility to vary lot sizes and package style for the product you plan to bottle.
- Bottle When Cash is Available
When you use a mobile bottling service, you have to pay upfront for all services, packaging materials, and whatever other charges may arise, depending on the types and sizes of your bottles.
So, while bottling equipment may require a sizable initial investment, having your own bottling line gives you the ability to plan out cash flow so you’re only bottling when you’re financially able to.
- Depreciation of Machinery is a Tax Advantage
When you purchase your own bottling equipment, you can use depreciation values for that equipment to qualify for certain tax breaks and incentives. You can actually calculate a return on your investment by looking into how much money you save through these tax advantages.
- Reinvest in Your Company
Under Sales And Use Tax Law – Section 6377.1, there is a partial exemption from sales and use taxes at the rate of 3.9375% from January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2022.
Bottling lines can be individualized for your operation allowing more efficient use of labor and resources.
- Take Advantage of Latest Technology
Purchasing new bottling equipment means you’ll benefit from the advancements in technology and machine designs.
At Prospero Equipment Corp, we believe in wineries, cideries, distilleries, and breweries having the flexibility and control the need to grow and provide exceptional products. That’s why we strive to offer the highest quality equipment, especially bottling lines, so you can grow your business with freedom, flexibility, and ownership of the products you distribute.