An all-new Made in Sacmi production line has just become operative at Empresas Polar, the long-standing Venezuelan company that has been doing business in the beverage, food and packaging industries for over 70 years. The complete line, now successfully installed and started up at the Bodegas Pomar plant, is designed to produce some 6,900 bottles of Sangrìa Caroreña (PET bottles, 1.75 litres) an hour.
The line includes the filler – and relative conveyor belts – manufactured by Sacmi Filling, the new labeller-sealer from Sacmi Verona and, lastly, the bundler and palletizer made by Sacmi Packaging. Sacmi Beverage – the Division that has, for some years now, brought together individual Group excellences to ensure uniformity of output and business logic – is, then, well on the way to achieving its goal of supplying customers with comprehensive ’turnkey’ plant engineering solutions.
Thanks to this investment, Empresas Polar has doubled its output capacity on the bottling lines. Moreover, the plant also features a high degree of automation that – with regard to Sangrìa Caroreña alone – will allow the Venezuelan company to boost monthly output from 160,000 to 240,000 bottles.