Amul Dairy instals two SIG filling lines for aseptic carton packs

Amul has confirmed the booking of two SIG filling machines for aseptic carton packs in its Kheda Satellite Dairy plant in Khatraj, Gujarat. With the commissioning of the two additional SIG filling machines, an SIG Slimline 12 Aseptic and an SIG XSlim 24 Aseptic, the total number of SIG filling lines at Amul has now reached five.

09 Apr 2024 | By Abhay Avadhani

Team Amul and SIG in Kheda Satellite Dairy plant in Khatraj, Gujarat

Amit Vyas, managing director of Amul Dairy said, “The dairy market is currently undergoing a massive transition. The flexibility offered by SIG’s filling lines to fill packages of different volumes on the same filling line makes them an excellent choice for Amul Dairy to meet the growing market needs.”

“The commissioning of two additional SIG filling lines at Amul Dairy’s Kheda Satellite Dairy plant will help to enhance our packaging capacity and tap into markets with different price points with new product lines,” Vyas added. The SIG Slimline 12 Aseptic can fill 12,000 SIG Slimline carton packs per hour and makes it possible to switch between four volumes (from 500-ml to 1,100-ml) on the same filling line. The aseptic cartons can be fitted with a closure, a perforation or, in the 500-ml version, a straw.

The SIG XSlim 24 Aseptic filling line offers the flexibility to fill nine different volumes (from 80-ml to 200-ml) on the same filling line. It can fill 24,000 SIG XSlim carton packs per hour, which come with a straw opening.

Amul will fill white milk in 200-ml and 1,000-ml carton packs. Various flavours of its fruit and whey drink under the brand name Amul Tru, will be available in 150-ml aseptic carton packages.

Samuel Sigrist, CEO of SIG, said, “We continue to build a strong collaboration with Amul. The commissioning of further SIG filling machines is another milestone in our partnership and a key enabler to drive Amul’s vision of bringing a wide range of products to market and to best meet rapidly evolving market trends.”

Abdelghany Eladib, president and general manager IMEA, SIG expressed, “The commencement of two new SIG filling lines at Amul Dairy’s plant in Khatraj is a testament of our strengthening partnership and commitment to serving Indian consumers with high quality offerings.”

Adding to this, Vandana Tandan, head of markets India and Bangladesh, SIG said, “The partnership with Amul represents our shared commitment to excellence, innovation, sustainability, and convenience. Our advanced packaging solutions will put Amul in an excellent position to bring products to market in various volume sizes to meet different consumer and market needs.”

The commissioning ceremony for the new SIG filling machines at Amul Dairy’s Kheda Satellite Dairy plant was attended by Manoj Mundhada, head of operation and IT at Amul Dairy; Vikram Chavda, head of projects, Amul Dairy; Sandeep Rai, factory manager; Aditya Lahariya head of plant engineering; and Mayank Patel, manager engineering at Amul Dairy.

From SIG, Samuel Sigrist, CEO; Abdelghany Eladib, president and general manager IMEA; Vandana Tandan, head of markets India and Bangladesh; Pankaj Jain, key account manager; Nitin Jagga, head of marketing and business development India and Bangladesh; and Bipin Panchal, project manager attended the event.

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