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Packaging Firm SIG Expands Nestlé Brazil Partnership

Packaging company SIG has announced the expansion of its partnership with Nestlé in Brazil.

The business has supplied a filling machine for 500ml, 750ml and 1-litre combiblocMidi carton packs, for the food giant's Molico and Ninho UHT milk brands.

Nestlé Brazil has packaged these brands in combiblocMidi packaging since the start of the year, and with this in mind, SIG has installed a a SIG CFA 812 filling machine with a capacity of 12,000 packs per hour, at the Nestlé plant in Carazinho (RS), also known as Nestlé Sul.

Simplified Set Up

“Many systems would require two filling machines to fill different volumes but the SIG system enables the filling of three different volumes – 500, 750 and 1,000 ml – on the same machine, with very high levels of efficiency and a simplified set up," commented Antonieta Hilst, regional director at SIG South America.

The filling machine is running at 94% overall equipment effectiveness, SIG said in a statement.

“We have surpassed our average 58-60 hours’ production time, reaching new cycle times of 72 hours," commented Anselmo Nascimento, Nestlé Sul plant manager.

"SIG’s line has also achieved excellence in terms of our quality and standards, especially with regard to food safety, aseptic validation, excellent OEE of 94% and an average loss of less than 0.2%.”

© 2018 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Stephen Wynne-Jones. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.

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