Brazil-based dairy company Sabe Alimentos selects 1,000-ml combiblocMidi and 200-ml combiblocSmall aseptic carton packs from SIG Combibloc for Sabe and Sabidinho products, uses two SIG Combibloc filling machines at Muribeca factory

NEUHAUSEN AM RHEINFALL, Switzerland , May 6, 2014 (press release) – Best-selling brands now also in combiblocMidi and combiblocSmall

Brazilian dairy company Sabe Alimentos Ltda is opting for the filling technology from SIG Combibloc. The company now has two filling machines in operation at its Muribeca factory to bring out its popular and well-established ‘Sabe’ and ‘Sabidinho’ branded products, optimally protected and packaged for long life in aseptic carton packs from SIG Combibloc.

‘Sabe’ brand milk mix drinks and various types of UHT milk in different fat content grades are set to be filled in the carton pack combiblocMidi 1,000 ml using the filling machine CFA 812. In addition, a filling machine CFA 712 is in operation. This will be used to fill a ‘Sabe’ brand cream, and ‘Sabidinho’ brand milk drinks, in the small-format carton pack combiblocSmall 200 ml. The children’s drinks come in Chocolate, Strawberry and Banana flavours.

Albergio de Lima, executive director at Sabe Alimentos: “We decided to opt for the filling technology from SIG Combibloc because we’re impressed by the flexibility and efficiency of the system. And that’s crucial in Brazil’s very dynamic dairy industry. As a dairy company, we have to be able to react very flexibly to the requirements of the market, and at the same time we need to operate profitably. In these respects, we believe the filling technology from SIG Combibloc puts us in a very good position to keep production efficient, today and tomorrow. Using a single machine, we can fill a range of formats and volumes. And when it comes to product and decor too, with the filling machines from SIG Combibloc we have plenty of options”.

Ricardo Rodriguez, Head of Cluster South America at SIG Combibloc: “We’re very happy about the new cooperation. We’re confident that in Sabe we’ve found an ambitious customer that will utilise the full spectrum of possibilities our filling system offers”.

Sabe Alimentos Ltda. is a company of the Albano Franco Group. The company’s portfolio includes condensed milk, UHT milk and milk mix drinks. Three hundred employees work in the new factory in Muribeca, in the Brazilian state of Sergipe, where up to 330,000 litres of milk is processed daily. Sabe Alimentos invested 50 million Euros in the ultra-modern factory, which commenced production in April 2012.

SIG Combibloc is one of the world’s leading system suppliers of carton packaging and filling machines for beverages and food. In 2013 the company achieved a turnover of 1,680 million Euro with around 5,100 employees in 40 countries. SIG Combibloc is part of the New Zealand based Rank Group.

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