SBO8 Universal2Eco for carbonated soft drinks

Pakistan Beverage buys second blower from Sidel

Pakistan Beverage has opted for the second Sidel SBO8 Universal2Eco blower which will be producing 16,000 bottles an hour for 500 ml, 1.5 litre and 2.25 litre bottles

Pakistan Beverage (PBL) is one of the leading beverage producers in Pakistan and has once again chosen Sidel, a global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, to boost its products’ quality and production efficiency to meet increased market demand. The SBO8 Universal2Eco blower for carbonated soft drinks (CSD) is the second blower that PBL has purchased from Sidel in less than a year, with the aim of combining high output rates with reliability at the company’s production facility in Karachi, Pakistan

“At Pakistan Beverage we always strive to operate reliable equipment that can help us keep up with the market demand. We have worked with Sidel for almost two decades, and with the use of their machines and innovative solutions, we have seen our production capacity increase,” commented Ronnie Daruwalla, group director of manufacturing operations at PBL.

Growing market demand
In Pakistan, the CSD category is second only to milk in terms of the quantity consumed. According to industry estimates, the consumption of CSD was estimated at 825.9 million litres in 2015 and is projected to exceed 1 billion litres by the end of 2019 through a CAGR of 7.4%. With this growing consumer demand comes the need for greater production volume at an increased level of efficiency. That is why PBL renewed its confidence in Sidel following the success of its first SBO Universal2eco blower, which already performs efficiently in terms of bottle quality and sustainable and reliable production for multi-serve packages while optimizing operating costs.

After installing this second Sidel SBO8 Universal2Eco blower, PBL will be producing 16,000 bottles an hour for 500 ml, 1.5 litre and 2.25 litre bottles. Equipped with Ecoven technology, it reduces electricity consumption and offers a large heating reserve and fast heating to facilitate high output. It also delivers excellent heat treatment precision, which ensures identical PET bottle characteristics and quality. This technology, which has made this SBO range of blowers successful, has been carried through in the development of the latest modular generation of Sidel Matrix blowers and Combis.

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