Sidel

High-performance packaging production solutions

Sidel helps package beverages, food, home and personal care products in PET, can, glass and other materials. We are passionate about providing complete solutions that fulfil customer needs and boost the performance of their lines, products and businesses.

Sidel is a leading global provider of packaging solutions for beverage, food, home and personal care products in PET, can, glass and other materials. Leveraging over 170 years of proven experience, we help shape the factory of tomorrow, through advanced systems and services, line engineering, eco-solutions, and other innovations.

Sidel has over 40,000 machines installed in more than 190 countries, and over 5,000 employees worldwide who are passionate about providing equipment and service solutions that fulfil our customer’s needs. As a partner, we apply strong technical knowledge, packaging expertise and smart data analytics to optimise performance.

Our strategy

Our strategy is customer driven, with a complete and innovative portfolio and high-performance orientation. Our aim is always to deliver the value our customers need to reach their goals. To do that, we must first understand each challenge they face in their production. We are known in the industry as a knowledgeable partner – addressing market needs and individual customer goals with our innovation capabilities and longstanding expertise.

Sidel’s ‘Performance through Understanding’ mindset draws on this understanding. We offer complete and innovative customised packaging solutions with equipment that is easy to service, focuses on digitalisation and sustainability, and lowers our customers’ Total Cost of Ownership. Our packaging is designed to contribute to a better environment and our complete solutions minimise water, energy and material consumption. Our approach to improving costs and increasing competitiveness never compromises on food safety and security, giving our customers and consumers peace of mind.

Our solutions

Sidel serves brand owners, manufacturers, co-packers, and other customers active across beverage businesses as well as in the food and Home and Personal Care (HPC) industries. We are a leading provider of blowing, filling, labelling, material-handling, end-of-line and engineering solutions for multiple applications. We deliver equipment and services for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging, and we also offer processing equipment, supplied by Tetra Pak, as well as automated warehousing solutions with our partner Elettric80 that enable customers to work end-to-end with one partner. We service both Sidel and non-Sidel equipment, with the latter served by Competek, part of Sidel Group. Gentlebrand provides branding and design services as packaging tailors. And finally, Novembal, also part of Sidel Group, boasts over 60 years as the specialist in plastic cap design and injection.

Our customers

We support both non-alcoholic beverage producers (water, carbonated soft drinks, liquid dairy products, juices, nectars, isotonic, soft drinks and teas) and alcoholic beverage producers (beer, wine and spirits), as well as food (edible oils, sauces & dressings, petfood and more) and HPC producers across diverse categories.

Sidel facts:  
Net sales 2021 €1.4 billion
Saels in >90 countries
Number of employees December 2021 5,119
Technical Training Centres 14
Research and Development Centres 10
Production plants 17

MARKET

In 2021 Beverages, Food, Home and Personal Cares industries kept innovating through new thinking around in-home drinking and increased sustainability and health concerns. In 2021, Beverages, Food, Home and Personal Care market segment have seen 3,893 billion units of consumer-packaged goods sold. Global data analysts forecast that approximately 423 billion additional units will be sold by 2025 (2.6 per cent compound annual growth rate – CAGR – from 2021 to 2025). Source: GlobalData.

Water

Increasing health trends and sugar taxes boost overall demand. Growth is mostly expected from Asia, but also USA looking for better-for-you alternative to CSDs and juices, notably through flavored waters. Water brands are investing in sustainability, driving packaging innovation. Kids water, premium brands, home delivery and fountains are other growth drivers. In 2021, the total market was 347 billion units, with projection to 389 billion units in 2025.

Juice, Nectar, Soft Drinks, Isotonic and Tea

In response to health-conscious consumers concerns, 100 per cent juices, cold-pressed juices are expected to grow faster than still drinks. Energy Drinks represent best performing beverages category, driven by Asia, which is also the market leader for iced/Ready to Drink Tea. In 2021, the total market was 367 billion units, with projection of an increase to 397 billion units in 2025.

CSD – Carbonated Soft Drinks

Despite concerns over high sugar and caffeine content, the industry is expected to get volume growth in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. The market is tied to increasing demand for product linked to health: Premiumisation, low-calorie variants, and smaller optimised pack formats (more convenient for ‘on-the-go’ consumption) are driving product innovation. Furthermore, COVID-19 has reinforced the focus on sustainability, therefore requiring producers to take steps to lower their environmental impact through sustainable packaging solutions. In 2021, 274 billion units were sold with a projection of 286 billion units in 2025.

Liquid Dairy Products – LDP

The LDP market is very dynamic, mainly in Asia. Significant growth is expected in Drinking Yogurt in China, as well as Milk in India. Product innovation is driven by increased demand for plant-based drinks (i.e. almond milk, soy milk etc.), appealing consumers concerned about their health and the environment. Diversification with notably premium, reduced sugar, flavored or focus on health benefits (e.g. boost immunity) is a key growth driver for producers. In 2021, the total market was 411 billion units, with projection to increase to 497 billion units in 2025.

Beer, W&S – Wine & Spirits

Expanding health-conscious and eco-responsibility trend is driving the industry to be very innovative through premiumisation, more low/no-alcohol variants products, new flavor options (notably local flavors in Asia) and broadened sustainability claims (beyond recyclable packaging). Hard/Spike seltzers experience growing popularity. In 2021, the total market was 463 with projection to increase to 518 billion units in 2025.

Food, Home and Personal Care – FHPC

In this market, the increasing adoption of PET – especially in food, is driven by its transparency, branding opportunities (design freedom), cost efficiency and ‘green potential’. Thus, more and more regulations will require producers to reduce their carbon footprint by integrating recycled material and light weighting their containers. With the rise of e-commerce, digital & Internet of Things, the packaging is becoming more and more a vector of communication with the consumers for the brand owners. In 2021, the total market was 2,031 billion units, with projection to increase to 2,229 billion units in 2025.

Technology

Aseptic Predis X4

Consumer needs are evolving with a strong focus on health and nutrition, taste, convenience and lifestyle, environmental awareness and ethical expectations. In this consumption context, sensitive drinks and products require sensitive care – and Sidel has always been agile with over 45 years of continuous innovation and aseptic experience to adapt to every market need and support customer success.

Sidel has now introduced Aseptic Predis X4, its new integrated blow-fill-cap solution with Predis™ dry preform sterilisation. Built on the proven and current aseptic packaging machine generation, it is safe and simple while offering an unprecedent user-experience supported by new equipment design and reinforced digitalisation.

Aseptic Predis X4 sets state of the art for aseptic technology, with the smallest sterile zone ever and an optimised process cycle. It draws on proven aseptic dry preform sterilisation and Sidel’s leading aseptic expertise. This is the easiest aseptic technology to use and maintain while offering new opportunities to monitor performance through digitalisation. Based on the current champion of aseptic production flexibility, its new features offer even more variation for products and bottles and faster changeover times. It raises the bar in terms of the efficient use of resources for aseptic bottling, which lowers the CO2 footprint and total cost of ownership (TCO).

Aseptic Predis X4