30 april 2015
NOVEMBAL TRANSFER FROM TETRA PAK TO SIDEL GROUP BRINGS BETTER SUPPORT FOR BEVERAGE PRODUCERS IN NORTH AMERICA
As a developer and manufacturer of plastic caps for the bottled liquid food market, Novembal specialises in providing caps and closures solutions to support customers’ requirements. As such, there is a natural synergy with Sidel, a group that has over 165 years of industrial experience and one of the first companies to introduce PET bottles to the beverage industry over 30 years ago.
Lorenzo van Haelst, Managing Director of Novembal, comments –“The transfer of our business to the Sidel Group is realising real benefits. With both companies being dedicated to PET applications, we can draw from the expertise and experience of each in continuing to develop and introduce innovative solutions to the market. The Sidel advisory board has provided very useful input given that Sidel is recognised as a pioneer in PET solutions with 30,000 machines installed in more than 190 nations.”
The market crossover between Novembal and Sidel is extensive, with the water, carbonated soft drinks (CSD), juices and liquid dairy product sectors all served by both companies. There is also some commonality in the respective customer bases.
The growth in the beverage market continues to provide opportunities, with the 40 billion closures market forecast to continue to grow. The opportunities within specific beverage sectors in North America, where Novembal has its two three production facilities, are considerable, with water and juices, nectars, soft drinks, isotonics and teas (JNSDIT) proving particularly strong.
Mr van Haelst continues – “PET bottles offer a number of benefits, including the ability to reseal the bottle, a particular feature in the modern on-the-go packaging formats. We are well placed to meet the increased demand for caps and closures as the growth in market demand for liquid packaging in PET continues.”