Coca-Cola South African Bottling Company (SABCO) will install the Sidel Matrix Combi blowing, filling and capping line at its facility in Polokwane, Limpopo.

The Sidel Matrix Combi system features blowers, fillers and labellers, which can be installed in any complete-line configuration required by customers.

Matrix Combi’s compact size, easy maintenance and lower energy consumption help producers to cut down costs. It offers better performance than other models along with fast changeover times, oven efficiency and improved uptime. It also requires no intermediate equipment for improved package hygiene.

Polokwane plant will be equipped with 20 blowing stations and 165 filling valves, along with a Starblend mixer, Rollquattro roll-fed labeller and palletiser.

The line will be used to produce larger formats of Coca-Cola bottles, such as 2l versions. It is capable of achieving production rates of 32,500 bottles an hour.

Coca-Cola SABCO southern division supply chain manager Ron Webster said that the line will help the company to meet objectives in the market and achieve operational excellence.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

"The criteria we followed to make the decision to buy the Sidel Matrix Combi included capital cost, lead-times, maintenance and running costs, the technical capability of the equipment, training and after-sales support," Webster added.

The company already has various Sidel lines in operation at plants in Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein.

Image: Coca-Cola SABCO to install Sidel Matrix system at Polokwane plant in South Africa. Photo: courtesy of TETRA LAVAL GROUP.