In Ukraine, PepsiCo has upgraded two of its blowers to energy-efficient Ecovens from Sidel, and saved 42% on total energy used in its beverage production in the process.
The new ovens, supplied by Sidel’s line improvement team, has helped PepsiCo in Ukraine to reduce both the costs and resources associated with its beverage production, with a significant reduction in the consumption of electricity and compressed air. The improvements “contribute to PepsiCo’s commitment to a strong and determined sustainability programme,” Sidel said.
From two plants located in the Mykolayiv region of Ukraine, PepsiCo produces almost half a billion packs of juice products annually, with a daily capacity of 3m units. One of the Mykolayiv plants features two Sidel Combi 16 blow moulding machines and the new upgrade saw the original ovens replaced with the new Sidel Ecovens.
PepsiCo production director Vladimir Egorenko said: “Finding ways to optimise our energy use is an important part of our sustainability agenda which is a real focus for PepsiCo as a business. One of the reasons for our growth in market share is the company’s commitment to investing in innovative technologies. The introduction of the Ecovens is a good example of this and they are already making a significant contribution, both in environmental terms and in reducing our total cost of ownership through the cost savings represented by the resulting energy consumption.”
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