Brazil’s Quatá Alimentos invests in six SIG filling machines

Friday, Apr 10, 2015

Brazilian dairy group Quatá Alimentos has invested in six filling machines from SIG Combibloc to expand its production capacity.

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.

Following the first installation, the company has installed another filling machine at its Bom Jesus dos Perdões factory.

Quatá 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 had further installed five SIG Combibloc filling machines in 2014 followed by the setting up of another one in 2015.

The company currently operates nine filling machines at three of its production sites.

Quatá uses these machines to fill UHT full cream milk, skimmed and semi-skimmed milk, chocolate milk, cream and sweetened condensed milk into combiblocStandard and combiblocSmall carton packs.

Quatá has invested in the machines to expand its presence in Brazil that is currently South America's biggest market for aseptic carton packs and ranks second after China in the global market.

According to market research institute Canadean, Brazil is the world's biggest market for UHT milk, with annual consumption of around seven billion litres. More than 15.5 billion carton packs for long-life food were sold in Brazil in 2014.

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