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 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.
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.
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.
|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|
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.
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.