PepsiCo selects Sidel to increase production, efficiency

KARACHI: Pakistan Beverage Limited (PBL), one of the leading beverage producers in Pakistan, has once again selected Sidel, a leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, to boost their products’ quality and improve production efficiency in order to meet the increased market demand.

The Standalone SBO8 Universal2Eco Blower for Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSD) is the second blower that PBL has purchased from Sidel in less than a year, with an aim to deliver high output rates with exceptional reliability.

Growing market demand, growing need for Sidel services

Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSD) is the second most consumed beverage item in Pakistan, after milk. According to industry estimates, the consumption of CSD is estimated to stand at 825.9 million litres in 2015 and to exceed one billion litres by the end of 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.4%. With this growing consumer demand in the beverage industry, comes the need for greater production output at an increased level of efficiency. After installing Sidel’s SBO8 Universal2Ecoblower, PBL would be producing 16,000 bottles per hour for 500 ml, 1,500 ml, and 2,225 ml bottles.

The collaboration results in increased benefits for consumers. “At Pakistan Beverage Limited, we always strive to operate reliable equipment that can help us keep up with the market demand. We have worked with Sidel for almost two decades, and with the use of their machines and innovative solutions, we have seen our production capacity increase, ” commented PBL Manufacturing Operations Group Director Ronnie Daruwalla.

“With the positive and long-standing partnership between us and Sidel, we were always confident that Sidel’s equipment and services would enable us to maintain our reputation and competitive advantage in the beverage industry in Pakistan and are happy to be collaborating with a trustworthy solutions provider once again,” said PBL Managing Director Yasin Kassam.


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