Swiss carton packaging and filling machines supplier SIG Combibloc has supplied its filling machine technology to Brazilian dairy company Quatá Alimentos.
Quatá Alimentos has equipped its production facilities with six new filling machines from SIG Combibloc, a move that will expand its production capacity.
This comes in response to increasing demand for carton packs in the fast-growing Brazilian market.
Commenting on the expansion, Quatá Alimentos managing director José Henrique Coutinho said: "For the modernisation of our factory in Campo Belo, we chose filling technology from SIG Combibloc, as this flexible technology met all our requirements.
"The filling machines perform very well and have low-waste rates. Using them, we've significantly improved our productivity."
Quatá currently operates nine filling machines at three of its production sites.
SIG and Quatá have been working together since 2012 when two SIG Combibloc filling machines, a CFA 512 and a CFA 712, were installed at Quatá's Campo Belo facility. This was followed by the installation of another filling machine at Quatá's Bom Jesus dos Perdões factory.
Quatá had further installed five SIG Combibloc filling machines last year, followed by the setting up of an additional unit earlier this year.
The filling machines are used to fill UHT full cream milk, skimmed and semi-skimmed milk, chocolate milk, cream and sweetened condensed milk in combiblocStandard and combiblocSmall carton packs.
Image: The filling machines are used to fill UHT full cream milk, skimmed and semi-skimmed milk, chocolate milk, cream and sweetened condensed milk. Photo: courtesy of SIG Combibloc.