Lebanese mineral water bottler Tannourine Water is planning to increase its production capacity with the installation of Sidel Matrix Combi water line.
Developed by beverage packaging provider Sidel, the new Matrix Combi water line has a capacity to produce 31,500 bottles every hour.
Tannourine Water general manager Georges Makhoul said: "We are confident that the Sidel Matrix Combi line will help us meet our objectives in the market and achieve operational excellence, as the criteria we followed to make our decision included capital cost, maintenance and running costs, technical capabilities and after-sales support."
Sidel Lebanon regional commercial manager Karel Brussen said: "Equipped with the latest proven technologies, our Sidel Matrix Combi system offers a higher level of performance, greater efficiency and improved uptime.
"We’re delighted that Tannourine Water chose our equipment and we hope to continue working with them to introduce even more innovative packaging solutions into the Lebanese market."
Additionally, the company is revamping its bottle design by integrating Sidel StarLite water base, which will further help the company to save energy consumption during blowing and reduce the amount of PET required.
The Sidel StarLite base claims to increase durability, stability and overall resistance of the bottles.
Tannourine sells around 150 million litres of water a year in the domestic market and also in neighbouring Arab countries, West Africa and Australia.
Image: Sidel Matrix Combi water line has a capacity to produce 31,500 bottles every hour. Photo: courtesy of Sidel.