Sidel Group, one of the leading suppliers of beverage packaging equipment having a robust worldwide network, have manufactured approximately 2000 blow moulds for Coca-Cola Bottling System's new On-the-Go bottle. The launch of the new On-the-Go (OTG) bottle shape by Coca-Cola while replacing the traditional contour bottle for small formats (0.4 liter, 0.5 liter and 0,6 liter), started in late 2007 in China, before being extended to Europe in 2008 and now to North and South America. Sidel's unique, worldwide network of six PTCs has enabled it to handle the major order from Coca-Cola Bottling System for nearly 2,000 OTG molds in one year. Sidel has enhanced its local service capability and its customer proximity for new packaging development and blow mold manufacture starting two new Packaging and Tooling Centers (PTC) in Guadalajara (Mexico) and Beijing (China) in 2008.
Recently, Sidel's Guadalajara-based PTC based in Mexico's has received an order for more than 400 molds from the network of converters that work with Coca-Cola Bottling System. This plant's industrial capacity, added to that for the PTCs in Atlanta (USA) and Sao Paulo (Brazil), brings total production up to 8,000 molds per year for North and South America, and has enabled Sidel to ensure delivery of the new molds within the country in a record time of just four weeks.