Net sales for Sidel amounted to €1.4 billion.
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sidel Combi Predis™ which makes the solution the world’s first aseptic PET filling equipment with dry preform sterilisation qualified for lowacid manufacturing and commercial distribution in the United States.
Sidel introduced the Super Combi at the 2017 Drinktec fair. The machine, integrating five process steps – preform feeder, blower, labeller, filler/capper and cap feeder - into an all-in-one smart system, is the next generation solution for water and CSD producers. As such, it was awarded the ‘Best Manufacturing or Processing Innovation’ at Drinktec.
Gebo Cermex launched the AQFlex® system at Interpack 2017. AQFlex represents a true breakthrough solution in product handling. It delivers unprecedented packaging line performance, unique agility and smooth contactless product conveying and accumulation, in a very compact space.
Sidel also introduced the versatile Aseptic Combi Predis, a new solution that can produce aseptically both still beverages and carbonated soft drinks in PET bottles. This results in a high degree of production flexibility and productivity while contributing to reduced costs and lowering environmental impact.
Sidel continued to integrate its Agility 4.0™ programme allowing customers to realise the opportunities offered by the most recent developments in IT, with machines smoothly communicating with operators, easy monitoring of potential faults and detection of the causes.