Founded 1965
Headquarters Hünenberg, Switzerland
Key people
Sam Strömersten (CEO)
Juergen Foss (CFO)
Number of employees
5,460 [1] (2014)
Parent Tetra Laval

Company Profile

Sidel is offering complete and modular PET packaging solutions, including people, services and equipment.

With 30,000 machines installed in more than 190 nations,the company's fields of activities are filling equipment(for over 80 years), preform and bottle production lines (or more than 50 years) and labeling (for more than 35 years). Sidel has 40 years of aseptic packaging expertise, and were one of the first companies to introduce PET bottles to the beverage industry over 30 years ago.

Part of Tetra Laval group and headquartered in Switzerland, Sidel has over 50 office locations, 13 production sites and 7 training centers worldwide and 5,400 employees worldwide.

Products / Technology

Liquid filling Sidel covers the entire process chain for liquid filling. The portfolio includes:

  • complete line solutions, including standalone equipment such as
  • blow moulders,
  • fillers: the aseptic filling lines comprise wet sterilization technology and dry preform sterilization using hydrogen peroxide. The single packaging functions can also be fitted to a combined line.
  • labellers
  • associated services

PET bottle design

  • Development of different shapes and sizes
  • flexible moulding technologies
  • convenience aspects concerning the handling of large PET-containers or light weighting
  • logistical aspects such as better storing solutions.

Equipment training and maintenance

Sidel runs seven training facilities in France, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, USA, Malaysia and China. They offer seminars and technical trainings in different sectors such as filling technologies, maintenance and product applications. The company also took part in the European project "SKILLS, Multimodal Interfaces for Capturing and Transfer of Skills", funded by the European Framework Programme IST FP6. Sidel’s contribution to the five-year project phase was to test and develop virtual and augmented reality platforms for industrial training.The company has also developed individual, customer-orientated on-the-job training and offers maintenance services on-site.



PETplanet Insider Articles

Issue 04 / 2022: Pascal Lefèvre new Sidel global vice president food, home and personal care markets
Issue 03 / 2022: Efficient in a competitive market
Issue 12 / 2021: High-speed PET packaging line
Issue 11 / 2021: How the label becomes more sustainable and flexible
Issue 07 / 2021: New bottle design and water line for Durrat AI Khaleej in Iraq
Issue 06 / 2021: Survey on tethered caps
Issue 05 / 2021: One line for juice and dairy
Issue 04 / 2021: rPET water bottle concept inspired by Greenland
Issue 04 / 2021: When aseptic matters
Issue 03 / 2021: New formats, increased speed
Issue 11 / 2020: Market-tailored, agile solutions and sustainability in the spotlight
Issue 10 / 2020: More performance, less space
Issue 05 / 2020: Edible oil company set new packaging standards in India
Issue 04 / 2020: Flexible PET line for South Australia
Issue 04 / 2020: Sidel honoured for packaging concept AYA at World Food Innovations Awards
Issue 03 / 2020: Extended shelf life white milk in PET bottles
Issue 12 / 2019: A recycled vision in white
Issue 11 / 2019: Increased shelf life, decreased weight
Issue 09 / 2019: Sidel acquires Comep
Issue 07 / 2019: Sidel introduces 6.5g bottle for 500ml still water
Issue 06 / 2019: Creating value from concept to consumer
Issue 06 / 2019: Sidel announced as Yili Group's Global Strategic Partner Supplier
Issue 04 / 2019: Dry septic PET lines
Issue 04 / 2019: New Sidel Group CEO appointed
Issue 03 / 2019: Active base inversion
Issue 01 / 2019: Best practice for the food, home and personal care industry
Issue 12 / 2018: Molecularity and service are key
Issue 12 / 2018: Booming juice market in Saudi Arabia
Issue 11 / 2018: Adapting consumer demands
Issue 11 / 2018: 2 million cases of extra productivity
Issue 11 / 2018: Machine details
Issue 11 / 2018: Sidel group acquires PET Engineering
Issue 11 / 2017: Precise heating of preform to widen packaging opportunities
Issue 10 / 2017: Flexible labeling
Issue 08 / 2017: Complete beverage packaging solutions
Issue 08 / 2017: Five years of solid growth for Twellium Industrial in Africa
Issue 07 / 2017: Sharper edges, increased design freedom
Issue 03 / 2017: Protecting sensitive beverages
Issue 03 / 2017: CSD in harsh conditions
Issue 04 / 2017: From pellet to shelf

External links

Sidel Website
Sidel Youtube
Sidel Blog