Sidel Group, the world leading solutions provider for packaging liquid food, has created its new "Engineering & Conveying" business unit, in response to the high customer demand with a focus on the optimization of existing bottling lines, rather than investment in new production capacity in the time of economic crisis. The activities including line audits, flow studies, layout design, auxiliary processes, piping, worksite coordination, commissioning and technical acceptance will be grouped under the leadership of former Gebo president Marc Aury. This integration of activities will employed for refurbishments, transfers or other line adaptations.
Sidel Engineering & Conveying will be engineering service integrator, responsible for implementing all equipment, whether new or used, from various suppliers, in order to put together the line. As Marc Aury says, "Sidel has developed a full range of very compact conveyor systems that act like the central nervous system, regulating flows and optimizing performance, such as the AQMax™ accumulation system." The business unit also provides with integrated data acquisition and production management systems.