Raw Material Sourcing
Strategic Partnerships with Reputable Suppliers
ABA has strategic partnerships with raw material suppliers allowing us to purchase ingredients at the best cost while maintaining high quality standards.
Our hundreds of suppliers are carefully chosen for their proven track record of on-time deliveries and product quality standards. To ensure that an ingredient shortage doesn’t affect your product’s manufacturing lead time we have an extensive database of back-up suppliers that meet our specifications.
High Quality Raw Materials
If your product requires a new ingredient, we’ll search globally for a reputable supplier and obtain samples that our Quality Control department inspects and tests before approval is given to purchase.
New and existing suppliers provide us with a Certificate of Analysis for every ingredient, and we also send all raw materials for third-party testing to verify their potency and purity.
Finding Ingredients at the Best Cost
Our volume of purchasing enables us to meet supplier’s minimum order requirements as well as save money on shipping. The Purchasing Department constantly checks for price updates to obtain ingredients at the best possible price. They also regularly check historical data and ingredient forecasts to keep you updated on potential upcoming shortages or price spikes.
Reduced Lead Times
We can assist with border documents to ensure the shortest lead time until delivery. We have preferred freight partners that also work with us to move materials to our facility in the most efficient way possible. Our extensive industry knowledge allows us to reduce your lead time so your product can get to market as quickly as possible.
We prefer to work with suppliers who are committed to sustainability and transparency; we feel it is important to consider the long-term viability of supply.
Where required, we ask our suppliers to provide process flow information so we can trace back to an ingredient’s source. Using sustainable and traceable ingredients can be a key selling point for your products in the market.