Sidel LSDH, France Juice Line

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.

 

Sidel LSDH, France LDP bottlesLSDH 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.

 

Highlights

  • 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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