Advanced competitiveness in a fast-changing market environment
At booth F1-7 in the Dubai World Trade Centre, Sidel and Gebo Cermex will be showcasing the Group’s capabilities as a full solution partner and a globally renowned expert in packaging development, machinery, production and services. Having a single supplier, fully responsible and committed to the line’s performance and efficiency is required in a number of different areas to achieve the full potential of a turnkey project. Harbinder Kathuria, Vice President Sales MEA & India at Sidel, comments “Complete line solutions are a logical choice since they simplify the customers’ reality from purchasing, installation and commissioning and, most importantly, throughout the line's operational lifetime. This is particularly true in this region, where all the beverage categories are expected to show growth in the next three years with water expected to grow by a staggering 11% CAGR.”
Another key Sidel highlight at Gulfood Manufacturing this year will be the company’s Aseptic Combi Predis™, as Harbinder underlines: “This is the world first FDA-validated, integrated blow-fill-seal solution with dry preform sterilisation, ensuring an aseptic production that is flexible, cost-effective and safe.” Additionally, visitors to booth F1-7 will enjoy a first-hand experience of the company’s RightWeight™ 0.5 litre bottle for still water – the sweet spot between resource savings and a great consumer experience. This packaging solution offers a superior consumer experience while weighing just 7.95 grams – 34% less than the average commercial bottle. With top-load performance of 33 kilograms, this unique packaging solution fully protects product quality throughout the distribution chain.
Greater flexibility and uptime, without compromising package integrity
Simone Mondini, Region VP MEA, Gebo Cermex, comments on the company’s showcase, “Our AQFlex® is an all-in-one product handling technology, able to accommodate any product, whatever the application, whatever the market, in all container materials, formats and shapes, full or empty, while also enabling automatic changeovers and ensuring total care of product integrity. Thanks to its radically new approach of conveying and accumulation, AQFlex delivers unprecedented packaging line performance.”
Among their end-of-line solutions for the beverage, food, home and personal care markets, Gebo Cermex is also presenting the award-winning CoboAccess™_Pal. This cobotic palletising cell is a compact and robust solution: designed to complement low-speed lines, it contributes to line efficiency, reliability and – especially – increased welfare for operators.
The recently launched EvoFILL Can will also be in the spotlight at Gulfood Manufacturing: this new Sidel filler offers improved hygienic conditions and a high degree of flexibility for the filling of top quality aluminium cans.
 Euromonitor International