FOOD & BEVERAGE ASIA OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2018 F rieslandCampina Thailand, a local branch of the global dairy company, has turned – once again – to Gebo Cermex to install an efficient and cost-effective end-of-line solution, handling its new Foremost plastic bottles, which are complex in shape. Thanks to a 360° approach applied to wrap-around mechanisation, the company achieved an outstanding speed of up to more than 500 containers per minute. FrieslandCampina, one of the world’s largest dairy companies, produces and sells consumer products such as dairy-based drinks, infant nutrition, and cheese in Europe, Asia andAfrica. The company’s regional branch in Thailand handles an impressive 300 million tons of milk per year. As part of the local successful performance of dairy-based products, Foremost portfolio stands out as the best- selling group of references. For their newly-shaped Foremost PEHD bottle, running on a dedicated production line in Samrong, the company was looking for a secondary packaging solution able to deliver on great speed and reliability, to keep their total cost of ownership (TCO) as low as possible. Vertical Start-Up Within a Week Gebo Cermex applies a 360° approach to wrap-around mechanisation, underpinned by gentle primary packaging handling, extended secondary packaging knowledge and large mechanisation expertise. With more than 1,200 machines installed worldwide, the company is the right partner when it comes to material handling. When the team at the plant explained why they chose Gebo Cermex as their preferred supplier, they highlighted the highly structured and professional support received throughout all the stages of the purchasing and installation process. “They helped us in validating different formats in-house first so that we could guarantee that by the time we received the equipment in our production facility in Samrong, we would be able to simply ‘Plug & Play’ and get the result we wanted. It’s like PROCESSING AND PACKAGING 40 Case Study: Gebo Cermex Helps Leading Dairy Company Achieve High Speed Packaging Speeds FrieslandCampina Thailand’s dedicated production line for Foremost PEHD bottles in Samrong.