Low costs for beverage producersSidel’s spare parts serviceSidel, one of the leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, has rolled out a new spare parts service that aims to lower costs for beverage producers by encouraging them to take a more proactive approach to parts inventory management. The new service is being offered by the company’s Spare Parts & Logistics team, part of the Sidel Services business unit. This unit is dedicated to providing a holistic approach to lowering total costs of ownership and raising overall equipment efficiency and productivity for the installed Sidel equipment of beverage producers worldwide.Sidel has rolled out a new spare parts service that aims to lower costs for beverage producers by encouraging them to take a more proactive approach to parts inventory managementThe new service is a combination of three new order types – emergency, stock replenishment and maintenance; four recommended lists of strategically critical parts – emergencies, maintenance, overhaul and uptime, tailored to fit different production conditions; and a comprehensive portfolio of parts covering the company’s entire portfolio of equipment, past and present. Sidel is encouraging beverage producers and bottlers, big and small, to plan ahead using the lists and order parts in advance. By doing so producers can reduce upfront costs, have the flexibility to better manage costs to meet demand, and avoid stoppages occurring without having critical replacement parts on site.
In the past 18 months Sidel has strengthened its global logistics chain to support this new service, doubling the size of its global parts hub and introducing new logistics technologies for advanced tracking around the globe. The company’s distribution centres, each carefully selected for their central locations and close proximity to airports and shipping channels, cover the world. Therefore, parts can be delivered on time wherever customers are globally depending on their needs. The company also offers a 24 x 7 overnight and weekend service.
The company firmly believes that only quality spare parts offer food-grade safety compliance along with maximum reliability and durability, providing improved safety for operators, minimal risk of breakdowns and long-term security of production. This, in turn, will ultimately result in more continuous production and an improvement in overall total costs of ownership. Every part is therefore produced only from the highest quality raw materials and designed, tested and certified by the same Sidel engineers who design the company’s machines. Tests are carried out using real-world mechanical analysis tools and virtual stress simulations.