LSDH acquires a taste for working with Sidel
Two new aseptic lines equipped with Combi Predis™/Capdis™ FMa have been installed to increase capacity at Laiterie Saint-Denis-de-l’Hôtel in France.
Investing in anticipation of future consumer needs
In 2012, Laiterie Saint-Denis-de-l'Hôtel invested in three new production lines in order to support their programme of renovation and the expansion of the Saint-Denis-de-l'Hôtel historic factory. LSDH is the leading packager of ambient and refrigerated fruit juices in France and through working closely with Sidel, has been able to lightweight their 1 litre bottle to just 28 grams.
LSDH chooses to diversify
When milk quotas were introduced in 1984, LSDH used the technologies intended for milk production in bottling other liquid foods. A French independent company, LSDH now packages all kinds of liquid food into cartons, plastic bottles and glass bottles. Over more than 20 years, LSDH has invested more than €150million, constantly working in anticipation of future consumer needs. Capacity has been increased by 15% to 650 million packs, creating 12,000m² of extra storage space.
- Two Sidel aseptic lines equipped with Combi Predis/Capdis FMa
- Overall water consumption cut 3 fold
- One-litre bottle lightweighted to 28 grams
- Reduced maintenance
- Faster output
- Job creation
Dry decontamination of preforms
The ground-breaking technology of the Combi Predis FMa enabled LSDH to package UHT milk aseptically in the lightweight, two-layer PET bottle with no aluminium sealing foil for Système U Group. The bottle proved popular and was recognised by several awards including France's Regional Innovation Trophy. CEO Emmanuel Vasseneix states "With these medium- and low-speed lines, we offer retailers a kind of industrial laboratory. Compared to a standard machine, we cut our overall water consumption by a factor of three for all of our production facilities. We also lightened our one-litre bottle by 4 grams. Coupled with reduced maintenance and faster output, success of the Combi Predis FMa lines has led to the creation of jobs at the Varennes-sur-Fouzon site."
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