Switzerland-based SIG Combibloc announced today it has installed six filling machines at Quatá Alimentos plants in Brazil.
“For the modernisation of our factory in Campo Belo, we chose filling technology from SIG Combibloc, as this flexible technology met all our requirements," said José Henrique Coutinho, managing director, Quatá Alimentos.
"The filling machines perform very well and have low waste rates – using them, we’ve significantly improved our productivity,” he added.
Nine SIG Combibloc filling machines are now in place at Quatá Alimentos plants across Brazil.
UHT milk, chocolate milk, cream and sweetened condensed milk are now filled in combiblocStandard and combiblocSmall cartons.
Annual consumption of UHT milk in Brazil currently stands at 7bn litres. This, according to Canadean, makes it the world's largest market for UHT milk.
It predicts this figure to increase to more than 21bn litres by 2019.
Quatá Alimentos' investment means it is "optimally prepared for the demands of the sizeable Brazilian market,” said SIG Combibloc.