Alpla and Sidel partner to provide 900 million bottles per year for Latin American Coca-Cola bottler


Alpla Mexico and stretch blowmolding machine manufacturer Sidel have teamed up to supply 900 million empty bottles per year to ArcaContinental, the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America.

Alpla, a Mexican bottle manufacturer, will join its trade partner in its facilities and produce most of the bottles inline. Small volumes of bottles will be produced in an offline production hall, which is also designated for palletizing.

Sidel's SBO Universal2eco blowmolders delivered to Alpla are equipped with 6 to 26 cavities and will produce up to 2,200 bottles per hour. Alpla will create all the Coca-Cola bottle shapes from 250 milliliters to three liters on the new blowmolders. Some of these machines are able to produce up to 21 different shapes and sizes. There are 1,200 molds equipped with Kohlox, a system made of thermo composite material that helps parts move freely without lubrication and reduces machine downtimes....
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