Sidel has installed a complete, flexible PET line to handle sensitive beverages and carbonated soft drinks for Bickford’s Australia. This is the first time Bickford’s has invested in aseptic technology with dry preform decontamination.
Bickford’s, founded in 1839, is a beverage manufacturer. It has a diverse offer, producing carbonated soft drinks; cordials; flavoured water; still and sparkling water; juices, dairy and non-dairy drinks; syrups; and alcoholic beverages. The company based in Adelaide and exports to 32 countries.
Bickford’s made the investment in the new PET line because it needed to handle still and sparkling products, as well as low and high acid products with two different short bottle necks and two distinct decoration possibilities.
“We decided to partially shift to aseptic PET bottling because we wanted to optimise our production set-up and achieve a better total cost of ownership, which is of course critical if you plan to attract more consumers,” he said.