AGILITY 4.0

The Sidel Group introduces its Agility 4.0 programme, to provide customers with the "Factory of the Future" through smart technologies.

SIDEL SUPER COMBI

The Sidel Group launches Super Combi, integrating five process stations (preform feeding, blowing, labelling, filling and capping) into a single system for optimised carbonated soft drinks and water production.

2017

GEBO ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS

Gebo Cermex creates Gebo Engineering Solutions for solutions across the packaging line lifecycle.

2015

SIDEL SERVICES

Sidel launches its Sidel Services business unit, dedicated to improving product quality, efficiency, flexibility, cost optimisation and brand support.

2014

GEBO CERMEX EVOFLEX

The newly founded Gebo Cermex introduces the EvoFlex range of versatile single-column palletising solutions for optimised productivity.

SIDEL RIGHTWEIGHT

Sidel launches the RightWeight concept bottle for still water, the lightest in the world with a 30kg top-load.

SIDEL MATRIX

Sidel Matrix™, a revolutionary modular liquid-packaging system comprising blowers, fillers, Combis and labellers for complete line solutions, is launched.

2013

ROBOCOLUMN PALLETISER

Cermex introduces the first Robocolumn palletiser for high-output precision handling of heavy payloads.

2007

PREDIS

Sidel launches Predis, a unique dry preform decontamination system; the Rollquattro Evolution labelling machine; and the SBO 34 Highspeed, the fastest small-format blower at 61,200 bottles per hour.

2006

SIMONAZZI JOINS TETRA LAVAL

Simonazzi joins the Tetra Laval Group and merges with Sidel to provide complete liquid-packaging solutions for the beverage industry. Sidel launches its third-generation SBO Universal blowers, rated at 1,800 bottles per mould per hour.

2005

TETRA LAVAL

The Sidel Group, including Gebo and Cermex, joins the Tetra Laval Group, becoming one of its three main industrial groups alongside Tetra Pak and De Laval.

2003

ROBO KOMBI

Cermex manufactures the first Robo Kombi palletizer. In the same year, Cermex launches a new side loading case packer with cantilever-design.

1998

COMBI

Sidel introduces the world's first integrated blow-fill-cap solution, the Sidel Combi, initially for still water. In the same year, it acquires Gebo and Alsim, an Italian manufacturer of filling machines.

1997

HOT FILL

Sidel invents heat-resistant (HR) technology for the first-ever packaging of juices, isotonics and teas in hot fill/pasteurisable PET.

1986

PET

Sidel introduces the world's first SBO commercial production solution for PET beverages, with the SBO blower for carbonated soft drinks, with output at 3,600 bottles per hour.

1980

CERMEX IS FOUNDED

Cermex is founded in Corcelles lès Cîteaux, France, and becomes a leader in case-packing and palletising.

1974

ASEPTIC PACKING

Remy introduces the world's first aseptic filling technology for ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk in HDPE bottles.

1973

SIDEL IS FOUNDED

Sidel is founded in Le Havre, France by Georges Lesieur. The name is an acronym resulting from original French, "Société Industrielle Des Emballages Légers," or "Industrial Company of Light Packaging".

1965

GEBO IS FOUNDED

Gebo is founded in Reichstett, France by Gustave Schoen, specialising in engineering and conveying.

1964

THE START IN PARMA

Simonazzi Workshops is founded in Parma, Italy by Pompeo Simonazzi, who wants to offer mechanical equipment to local farmers. Over time, Simonazzi extends its capabilities to filling and bottling of beverages.

1850

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