FrieslandCampina, one of the world’s largest dairy companies, produces and sells consumer products such as dairy-based drinks, infant nutrition and cheese in Europe, Asia and Africa. Its Foremost portfolio its the best-selling group in its dairy-based products. For its new shaped Foremost PEHD bottle, the company was looking for a secondary packaging solution to deliver great speed and reliability, and keep its total cost of ownership (TCO) as low as possible.
FrieslandCampina Thailand opted for a wrap-around case packer machine, together with a bottle line divider at packer infeed – flexible enough to divide the flow from one lane up to eight lanes, depending on the bottle format – and conveyors connecting the solution to the production line, both upstream and downstream. This configuration ensured an impressive speed of more than 500+ shaped bottles per minute, equal to 24 cases per minute.
When the team at the plant explained why they chose Sidel as their preferred supplier, they mentioned the highly structured and professional support they had received at all stages of the purchasing and installation process. The dairy company recognised the opportunities to optimise the TCO of its end-of-line operations by choosing wrap-around blanks rather than traditional regular slotted containers (RSC), thus meeting its goal of reducing secondary packaging costs by more than 30%.
"“A big thanks to Sidel for the technical support along the way: running a new production line in a big factory like this always involves problems here and there that cannot be controlled beforehand. But the Sidel team is very flexible and has high levels of expertise. They are truly willing to support us and that is the key reason why we can start up this line successfully.”"
FrieslandCampina Thailand's team