“Both the national population and disposable incomes are increasing, with new launches, marketing activities, improvements in distribution and other favourable economic conditions favour all drinks producers,” Sidel said in a release.
The line will be installed at Coca-Cola HBC’s plant in Ikeja and cater for CSDs packed into 500ml PET (42,000 bottles/hour) and 1.5L PET (22,000 bottles/hour), with the first products emerging in July.
Sidel has also picked up business with Hellenic in Russia, where Coca-Cola HBC already runs four lines in Moscow – a new line will feature a Sidel Matrix Combi machine for blow-molding PET, filling and capping, a Matrix Labeller, mixer, two packers, handle applicator, conveyor, linear palletizer and stretch wrapped.
This can produce 500ml and 1.5L PET bottles at 45,000 and 33,500 bottles/hour respectively.
Finally, in Belarus, Coca-Cola HBC installed a Sidel Eurostar HS mechanical pressure level filler for 2-liter PET, pictured, as well as a labeller; the line was delivered in February and runs at 9,000 bottles/hour.