Case Studies

Concept Design

Uncompromising Precision

Project Management

Global Manufacturing

International Logistics, Copack, and Assembly

Research and Development

What Our Clients Say

Concept Design

Corvus Takes Flight

NFL Hall of Famer Ty Law came to us knowing what he wanted—something tall, a bottle with six sides, and a raven incorporated into the design. After a long and unsuccessful process with a design agency, he tapped Spearhead to take over. One round of renders, one tweak to align the vision, and we were done! We made the 3D prints in-house, prototyped the ravens in different materials (paper, resin, and metal) at various price points, and chose the pewter finish for its style and class.

Corvus Takes Flight

NFL Hall of Famer Ty Law came to us knowing what he wanted—something tall, a bottle with six sides, and a raven incorporated into the design. After a long and unsuccessful process with a design agency, he tapped Spearhead to take over. One round of renders, one tweak to align the vision, and we were done! We made the 3D prints in-house, prototyped the ravens in different materials (paper, resin, and metal) at various price points, and chose the pewter finish for its style and class.

Smooth Ambler’s Green Dream

Innovative VAP offerings stand out—especially when the client's artwork aligns with world-class sustainability initiatives. Our client sought a creative way to incorporate their artwork, so we connected with Billerud to provide one of the world's most sustainable paper materials, then exceeded all standards by designing their VAP as completely plastic-free.

Smooth Ambler’s Green Dream

Innovative VAP offerings stand out—especially when the client's artwork aligns with world-class sustainability initiatives. Our client sought a creative way to incorporate their artwork, so we connected with Billerud to provide one of the world's most sustainable paper materials, then exceeded all standards by designing their VAP as completely plastic-free.

Contradiction Bourbon - Spearhead Global

4 Walls’ Sunny Global Experience

The client's concepts were complex, so we brought our full scope of industry knowledge and technological expertise to the table to bring this brand to life. This client came to us with an idea inspired by Paddy’s Pub from "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia." It turned out to be an enjoyable challenge (although no one offered us an egg in this trying time). Label design and production alone took place in multiple countries and required special techniques to showcase the luster of gold. Italy, China, Mexico, USA—we aligned it all. And the outcome was one of our favorite pieces.

4 Walls’ Sunny Global Experience

The client's concepts were complex, so we brought our full scope of industry knowledge and technological expertise to the table to bring this brand to life. This client came to us with an idea inspired by Paddy’s Pub from "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia." It turned out to be an enjoyable challenge (although no one offered us an egg in this trying time). Label design and production alone took place in multiple countries and required special techniques to showcase the luster of gold. Italy, China, Mexico, USA—we aligned it all. And the outcome was one of our favorite pieces.

Uncompromising Precision

Templeton 10-Year Transcends 40% Fizzle

With a previous supplier experiencing a failure rate of 40% on label adhesion, Spearhead didn’t have to design the metal label—but we had to accomplish an application process that could stand up to global shipping. With our Pioneer Tapones in Mexico, we did just that. The new adhesive and assembly process reduced the failure rate to 0%.

Templeton 10-Year Transcends 40% Fizzle

With a previous supplier experiencing a failure rate of 40% on label adhesion, Spearhead didn’t have to design the metal label—but we had to accomplish an application process that could stand up to global shipping. With our Pioneer Tapones in Mexico, we did just that. The new adhesive and assembly process reduced the failure rate to 0%.

Rabbit Hole’s Crown Jewel Meets Its Perfect Package

When the bottle costs $1,500, the packaging deserves extraordinary consideration. Here, Spearhead matched intention with materials and component construction—all the way down to hand-inspecting each box to ensure the wood grain aligned, creating a visual experience that reflected the spirit.

Rabbit Hole’s Crown Jewel Meets Its Perfect Package

When the bottle costs $1,500, the packaging deserves extraordinary consideration. Here, Spearhead matched intention with materials and component construction—all the way down to hand-inspecting each box to ensure the wood grain aligned, creating a visual experience that reflected the spirit.

Crown Royal: Boots on the Ground, Bags in Top Shape

When packaging Diageo North America’s highest-volume brand, there is no time for interruptions or decreases in standards. Materials must be reliable, consistent, and far above “the bare minimum.” Spearhead ensures a hands-on presence by maintaining a full-time employee on their bottling line. We also report daily on efficiency data to drive continual improvements.

Crown Royal: Boots on the Ground, Bags in Top Shape

When packaging Diageo North America’s highest-volume brand, there is no time for interruptions or decreases in standards. Materials must be reliable, consistent, and far above “the bare minimum.” Spearhead ensures a hands-on presence by maintaining a full-time employee on their bottling line. We also report daily on efficiency data to drive continual improvements.

Corralejo Canister – Beautiful and Sustainable

Corralejo Canister isn't just stunningly gilded from tip to tip; it's also crafted with sustainability in mind. Utilizing a patented canister process powered by our Pioneer Greener Planet, we crafted a gorgeous gold finish, both inside and out, while minimizing environmental impact. This unique process enabled a rapid turnaround without compromising on quality.

Corralejo Canister – Beautiful and Sustainable

Corralejo Canister isn't just stunningly gilded from tip to tip; it's also crafted with sustainability in mind. Utilizing a patented canister process powered by our Pioneer Greener Planet, we crafted a gorgeous gold finish, both inside and out, while minimizing environmental impact. This unique process enabled a rapid turnaround without compromising on quality.

Project Management

4 Walls: Bottles, Closures, Shippers, Labels

Flawless execution requires exceptional focus and coordination, and the pressure rises with a project’s complexity. Spearhead managed all packaging components for 4 Walls’ successful execution—two bottles, two closures, two shippers, six labels, one rigid box, and one wooden box—sourced from four countries. We put our boots on the ground again at Wigle in Pittsburgh to make it happen.

4 Walls: Bottles, Closures, Shippers, Labels

Flawless execution requires exceptional focus and coordination, and the pressure rises with a project’s complexity. Spearhead managed all packaging components for 4 Walls’ successful execution—two bottles, two closures, two shippers, six labels, one rigid box, and one wooden box—sourced from four countries. We put our boots on the ground again at Wigle in Pittsburgh to make it happen.

Spearhead Global Office Event

Ten to One Odds – Flawless Delivery

We’re not afraid of a project with a tight deadline, and so it was our pleasure to help Ten to One produce their Black History Month carton! We had a 3-week lead time on this project, received the art in December, and had to deliver by January. By juggling production capacity at our USA pioneer, Curtis Packaging—which already had other client work to contend with—we achieved the fastest turnaround without impacting delivery dates for any client.

Ten to One Odds – Flawless Delivery

We’re not afraid of a project with a tight deadline, and so it was our pleasure to help Ten to One produce their Black History Month carton! We had a 3-week lead time on this project, received the art in December, and had to deliver by January. By juggling production capacity at our USA pioneer, Curtis Packaging—which already had other client work to contend with—we achieved the fastest turnaround without impacting delivery dates for any client.

Global Manufacturing

Proudly Made in the USA

We took pride in crafting every element of the Smooth Ambler VAP, as well as eliminating the need for plastic in the process! Our innovative design eliminates the need for vac trays, simplifying the packaging and reducing environmental impact. From the meticulously crafted folding cartons to the sturdy shipper and elegant rocks glasses, each component was proudly made in the USA.

Proudly Made in the USA

We took pride in crafting every element of the Smooth Ambler VAP, as well as eliminating the need for plastic in the process! Our innovative design eliminates the need for vac trays, simplifying the packaging and reducing environmental impact. From the meticulously crafted folding cartons to the sturdy shipper and elegant rocks glasses, each component was proudly made in the USA.

Contradiction Bourbon - Spearhead Global

Produced in Mexico

The Cascade Moon Ceramic isn't just beautifully crafted in Mexico; it boasts a unique closure too. This forward-thinking bottle design showcases Mexican craftsmanship at its finest, and it's always rewarding to break free of stereotypes and work on an incredible whisky!

Produced in Mexico

The Cascade Moon Ceramic isn't just beautifully crafted in Mexico; it boasts a unique closure too. This forward-thinking bottle design showcases Mexican craftsmanship at its finest, and it's always rewarding to break free of stereotypes and work on an incredible whisky!

Global Expertise: Mexico, China, and the USA

With bottles produced in China and labeled with clear resin labels from Italy, Cascade Moon Glass embodies a strategic blend of international expertise. With bottles produced in China, and labeled with clear resin labels from Italy, it gives the impression of custom glass embossing without exorbitant customization costs. We pre-labeled everything at Acuity, our Pioneer facility in Tennessee, streamlining the distillery's bottling process and helping them hit the ground running.

Global Expertise: Mexico, China, and the USA

With bottles produced in China and labeled with clear resin labels from Italy, Cascade Moon Glass embodies a strategic blend of international expertise. With bottles produced in China, and labeled with clear resin labels from Italy, it gives the impression of custom glass embossing without exorbitant customization costs. We pre-labeled everything at Acuity, our Pioneer facility in Tennessee, streamlining the distillery's bottling process and helping them hit the ground running.

International Logistics, Copack, and Assembly

Kikori – Components, Bottling, Distribution

The journey to producing beautiful packaging for Kikori starts with premium glass sourced from China and its unique closures, crafted in Mexico. To ensure efficient bottling, we deliver these components directly to Japan. We meticulously match orders and logistics with a precise bottling schedule to guarantee seamless production. Finally, these bottles are shipped to the US - an intricate globe-spanning process that we’re happy to be a part of.

Kikori – Components, Bottling, Distribution

The journey to producing beautiful packaging for Kikori starts with premium glass sourced from China and its unique closures, crafted in Mexico. To ensure efficient bottling, we deliver these components directly to Japan. We meticulously match orders and logistics with a precise bottling schedule to guarantee seamless production. Finally, these bottles are shipped to the US - an intricate globe-spanning process that we’re happy to be a part of.

Kikori - Spearhead Global

Templeton – Streamlined Bottling Process

After assuming responsibility for label and cork production, we stepped into the ring to streamline Templeton’s bottling operations. As well as producing their distinctive metal label, we took charge of the application process and orchestrated the logistics of inter-company shipping in both Mexico and the US. The result? A whopping 100% increase in Templeton’s bottling speed!

Templeton – Streamlined Bottling Process

After assuming responsibility for label and cork production, we stepped into the ring to streamline Templeton’s bottling operations. As well as producing their distinctive metal label, we took charge of the application process and orchestrated the logistics of inter-company shipping in both Mexico and the US. The result? A whopping 100% increase in Templeton’s bottling speed!

Research and Development

Buchanan’s – Reducing Carbon Footprint With Sustainable Solutions

Buchanan’s set a goal we're passionate about: minimizing the carbon footprint of their VAP. This project aligned perfectly with our commitment to lessen the environmental impact of our designs.

We chose virgin paper from Billerud for its unmatched sustainability in packaging. By switching to lighter-weight paper substrates, we cut down on material usage without compromising the packaging's durability. Our patent-pending "Pressure Fit System" eliminated the need for plastic windows and thermoforms, enhancing the design's eco-friendliness.

In addition, we used recyclable and biodegradable inks and collaborated with Curtis Packaging, a facility known for its carbon-neutral operations and zero-waste-to-landfill policy, all powered by renewable energy.

This comprehensive approach enabled us to reduce the CO2 emissions of Buchanan's VAP substantially. For us, this...

Buchanan’s – Reducing Carbon Footprint With Sustainable Solutions

Buchanan’s set a goal we're passionate about: minimizing the carbon footprint of their VAP. This project aligned perfectly with our commitment to lessen the environmental impact of our designs.

We chose virgin paper from Billerud for its unmatched sustainability in packaging. By switching to lighter-weight paper substrates, we cut down on material usage without compromising the packaging's durability. Our patent-pending "Pressure Fit System" eliminated the need for plastic windows and thermoforms, enhancing the design's eco-friendliness.

In addition, we used recyclable and biodegradable inks and collaborated with Curtis Packaging, a facility known for its carbon-neutral operations and zero-waste-to-landfill policy, all powered by renewable energy.

This comprehensive approach enabled us to reduce the CO2 emissions of Buchanan's VAP substantially. For us, this achievement is just the starting point in our journey toward more sustainable packaging solutions!

What Our Clients Say

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