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, pet food and more) and HPC producers across diverse categories.

Sidel facts:  
Net sales 2022 €1.4 billion
Sales in >90 countries
Number of employees December 2021 5,096
Technical Training Centres 14
Research and Development Centres 9
Production plants 17


In 2022, the Beverages, Food, Home and Personal Care industries continued to innovate with a focus on sustainability, health and variety. Combined, these market segments sold 4069 billion units of consumer-packaged goods during the year. Global data analysts forecast that approximately 372 billion additional units will be sold by 2026 (2.2 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2022 and 2026).  Source: GlobalData, March 2023.


Water is expected to account for the greatest share of consumption growth in the coming years due to the shortage of potable tap water in several geographic regions along with the continued health consciousness of consumer. Growth is being driven by increased consumption notably in China, India, Thailand and Nigeria. The growing consumer aversion to sugar along with increasing sugar taxes are also boosting overall demand. In the water market, sustainability is driving packaging innovation as leading brands raise their sustainability ambitions. The revival of on-the-go and on-premises consumption enabled smaller pack sizes to regain volumes. Flavoured water, premium brands, and eco-friendly packaging and functionality are other growth areas. In 2022, the total market was 365 billion units, with a projected market of 416 billion units in 2026.

CSD – Carbonated Soft Drinks

Despite concerns over high sugar and caffeine content, the industry is expected to experience volume growth in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. The market is being driven by increasing demand for products linked to health and alternatives to classic sweet flavours. Premiumisation, low-calorie variants, and more adventurous flavours are driving product innovation. Furthermore, the reinforced focus on sustainability is requiring producers to take steps to lower their environmental impact through sustainable packaging solutions. In 2022, 291 billion CSD units were sold with the market expected to amount to 318 billion units in 2026.

Beer, Wine and Spirits

The trends of health and eco-responsibility are driving innovation in the industry through premiumisation, with more low/no-alcohol products, new flavour options and broadened sustainability claims (beyond recyclable packaging). Hard/Spike seltzers are growing in popularity, which offers an alternative to older, similar segments. In 2022, the total market was 482 billion units compared with 463 in 2021, with the market projected to grow to 514 billion units in 2026. While can packaging for beer continues to grow, glass, and particularly the sustainable ‘refillable’ options are seeing increased demand.

Juice, Nectar, Soft Drinks, Isotonic and Tea

In 2022, the total market for juice, nectar, soft drinks, isotonic and tea amounted to 372 billion units, with the market projected to increase to 428 billion units in 2026. In response to heightened consumer health concerns, the consumption of juices is expected to grow, along with energy drinks particularly in Asia, which is also the market leader for Iced/Ready-to-Drink Tea.

Liquid Dairy Products – LDP

The LDP market and the plant-based alternatives are very dynamic, driven by population and spending growth. 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, which appeals to consumers concerned about their health and the environment. Diversification with premium, making the most to enhance the customer band experience, reduced sugar, eco-friendly for improved functionality, and a focus on health benefits (e.g. boost immunity) are key growth drivers for producers. In 2022, the total market was 435 billion units, compared with 411 billion in 2021, with a projected increase to 480 billion units in 2026.

Food, Home and Personal Care – FHPC

In these markets, the increasing adoption of PET, including the growing use of recycled PET – especially in food – is driven by its transparency, branding opportunities (design freedom), cost efficiency and ‘green potential’. Therefore, regulations will increasingly require producers to reduce their carbon footprint by integrating recycled materials and lightweighting into their containers. With the rise of e-commerce, digitalisation and the Internet of Things, packaging is becoming a more important consumer communication channel for brand owners. In 2022, the total market was 2,124 billion units and is projected to increase to 2,284 billion units in 2026. Flexible packaging is the most common package in these markets while PET is the fastest growing packaging material driven by food oil.


New sustainable bottle washer with ultrasound technology

Sidel has developed a new sustainable bottle washer, the ‘Hydra Ultrasonic’, with ultrasound technology for its beverage customers. Sound waves travel at frequencies so high that they cannot be heard by humans. This technology is essential for measuring, detecting, cleaning and sanitising, and it is the first time that this technology is applied to bottle washing. Ultrasound enhances the washing process compared to standard machines since an additional mechanical effect allows the customer to wash bottles at lower temperatures, in less time and with a reduction in the use of chemicals.  

Andrea Solfa, Product Manager at Sidel explains: “We sought out to develop a more sustainable machine and answer the increasing market demand for returnable packaging. Both returnable glass and refillable PET (RefPET) bottles can be treated with this new bottle washer. We calculated a saving of 20 per cent steam, 20 per cent of water and 2 per cent of electricity despite the addition of the ultrasound plates compared to traditional bottle washers.”

Sidel has filed patent applications for the bottle washer ultrasound tech­nology, and is looking forward to its impact for customers and the planet.

Bottles in bottle washer