Heritage Foods instals SIG’s machine in Telangana factory

Heritage Foods, one of India's largest private dairy companies, has installed a SIG XSlim 12 Aseptic filling machine at its manufacturing unit in the Medchal−Malkajgiri district of Telangana.

18 Apr 2024 | By Abhay Avadhani

The carton packs are lightweight with minimal recyclable design and are produced using 100% renewable electricity

The filling machine can fill 12,000 SIG XSlimBloc carton packs per hour and has the flexibility to fill nine different volume sizes (from 80-ml to 200-ml) on the same filling line. It takes less than 15 minutes to complete the volume change. This will help Heritage to reach diverse consumer groups targeting different price points.

Bhuvaneswari Nara, vice-chairperson and managing director at Heritage Foods said, “With the commissioning of the new line from SIG, we will be launching a wide range of products that cater to the numerous taste preferences of our consumers – from sweet and indulging milkshakes to refreshing spiced buttermilk. We value our partnership with SIG as we share common values of sustainability and convenience.”

Brahmani Nara, executive director at Heritage Foods added, “In the drinkables segment, growth depends on innovation and distribution expansion and the interplay between the two. This is where the new SIG line is going to make a difference. With the filling technology in place, we can create a wider range of drinkables, and the variable pack sizes allow us to have the same product at multiple attractive price points and open up new consumer segments, which was not possible before our partnership with SIG.”

SIG XSlimBloc carton packs have a high share of forest-based renewable materials. The carton packs are lightweight with minimal recyclable design and are produced using 100% renewable electricity. Heritage Foods will fill beverages including different flavours of lassi, buttermilk, cold coffee, milkshakes, whey-based energy drinks, and UHT Milk. 

Abdelghany Eladib, president and general manager for IMEA at SIG said, “With Heritage Foods’s position in the South Indian market and our innovative packaging solutions, we will be able to diversify the packaging landscape in India. This partnership is designed to boost growth for both companies.”

Vandana Tandan, head of markets for India and Bangladesh at SIG said, “By using our packaging solutions and flexible filling technology, the dairy company is positioned to diversify its offering, respond quickly and efficiently to changing market requirements, and seize the opportunities from the strong demand for on-the-go products that the Indian market is currently experiencing.”

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