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Sidel’s breakthrough accumulation solution Gebo AQFlex significantly improves Orangina Suntory France’s performance and agility

Sidel Parma, IO, Italy

Installed for the very first time in its largest size at Orangina Suntory France’s plant in Meyzieu, Sidel’s conveying and accumulation solution Gebo AQFlex® increases the uptime of their PET packaging line for soft drinks by offering a high level of flexibility to address a much diversified production range of nine bottle formats with different shapes. Moreover, by covering a wide range of outputs, Gebo AQFlex has immensely contributed in preserving Orangina Suntory France’s product quality with smooth and contactless product handling.

Suntory group were founded in 1899 in Osaka. Today, with 300 subsidiary companies and more than 38,000 employees they are cited as one of the oldest and largest companies in beverage distribution in Japan. 

The French company Orangina Suntory France were acquired by the group in 2009.As the leader regards fruit drinks in the French market with 20.2% of market share value (2019) and four production sites in France – La Courneuve, Meyzieu, Donnery and Châteauneuf-de-Gadagne –, Orangina Suntory France are one of the top players in the beverage segment with an 908 million euro turnover (2019) and a consumer base of 17 million households in France[1]. They dominate the beverage market with more than 350 product references, among them six major flagship brands Orangina, Schweppes, Oasis, Pulco, Champomy and Maytea.

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