Sidel to install a high-volume, high-speed CSD line for Northern Bottling Company
With increasing demand forecast for soft drinks in Pakistan in 2023, PepsiCo partner Northern Bottling Company is relying on Sidel to install a high-volume, high-speed carbonated soft drinks (CSD) line. Sidel is creating the new complete line for Haidri Beverages Group’s subsidiary, Northern Bottling Company (NBC), in the city of Peshawar. Northern Bottling Company is the market leader in beverages for Pakistan’s northern region and has been a successful PepsiCo franchise for over 25 years.
Offering a capacity of over 45,000 bottles per hour, the line is claimed to represent a new era of technologies, efficiency and productivity in Pakistan’s beverage industry. The new line will help unlock further capacity for Northern Bottling Company, which itself has seen volume growth of 30% in the year 2021-2022. It will handle four bottle sizes and five recipes, producing PepsiCo beverages Pepsi, 7up, Mirinda, Pepsi Diet and Sting energy drink, in 300ml, 345ml 500ml and 1,500ml formats.
Sidel is enlarging its local expertise in Pakistan, a dynamic market, where PepsiCo and NBC are playing a significant role.
Sidel’s complete line will help NBC save energy and resources. In fact, Sidel’s Combi is able to blow bottles using low blowing pressure, and the air is recycled It also offers water savings on bottle base cooling. The line is capable of running rPET bottles, and with Sidel’s patent StarLite bottle base, NBC and PepsiCo’s future sustainability goals will be met. The StarLite bottle base optimises the quantity of PET per bottle, contributing to sustainability both by reducing the use of material and lowering emissions during transport, says Sidel.