SIG expands Nestlé partnership to Brazil
SIG has recently expanded its long term global partnership with Nestlé to Brazil.
In the past, just a one litre packaging format would suffice for the retail shelf, but today’s consumer in Brazil is looking for packaging formats and volumes to help avoid food waste.
Therefore, as a first step SIG has supplied a filling machine for 500, 750 and 1,000 ml combiblocMidi carton packs, for Nestlé Brazil’s Molico and Ninho UHT milks. For this purpose, a SIG CFA 812 filling machine with a capacity of 12,000 packs per hour is in operation at the Nestlé plant in Carazinho (RS), better known as Nestlé Sul.
Antonieta Hilst, regional director at SIG South America says, “Many systems would require two filling machines to fill different volumes but the SIG system enables the filling of 3 different volumes – 500, 750 and 1,000 ml – on the same machine, with very high levels of efficiency and a simplified set up”.
The SIG CFA 812 filling machine has proved invaluable since it was installed at the start of 2018, and is now running at 94% technical line efficiency.
Anselmo Nascimento, Nestlé Sul plant manager says, “We have surpassed our average 58-60 hours’ production time, reaching new cycle times of 72 hours. SIG’s line has also achieved excellence in terms of our quality and standards, especially with regard to food safety, aseptic validation, excellent line efficiency of 94% and an average loss of less than 0.2%.”