Major investment in Ethiopia
Pepsi bottler Moha aims to meet rising demand in the country with a new Sidel PET line for carbonated drinks and water
Turning to Sidel
With an annual growth of 25% forecast, the soft drinks market in Ethiopia is expected to reach 100 million crates per year within the next few years. After careful evaluation of market trends, Moha decided to focus on bottling soft drinks and water in PET bottles. Having been particularly impressed with the company's leadership in PET and Combi bottling solutions, Moha turned to Sidel.
- SBO 8/10 Universal (Combi) blow moulder
- Cap elevator
- Rollquattro labeller
- Bottle and pack conveyors
Moha has seven production sites and its major products include 7-Up, Mirinda Tonic and Kool bottled water products. The flexible line bottles carbonated soft drinks and water in six formats (three each) and has a rated output of 12,000 bottles per hour for 1.5L bottles. The turnkey project included all the auxiliary services, such as carbon dioxide production, steam, syrup room, water treatment, piping etc.
Maintenance and upgrades
Pepsi-bottler Moha Soft Drinks SC is already producing over half of the current national production of 40 million crates. In the company's Nefasilk plant, a Sidel returnable glass line has been in operation for 25 years. In this plant, regular maintenance and upgrades of all the machines (including the installation of a new filler to replace two old ones) were carried out with the assistance of Sidel experts.
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