SIG has opened a new tech centre close to its packaging plant in Suzhou, China, where new filling technology will be developed and manufactured.
The 17,500 square metre building will also be capable of conducting filling tests for food and beverage customers and provide training.
The facility also features upstream food processing equipment and UHT systems, which can process products with a range of viscosities and pieces. SIG said it will work closely with customers and offer support on aseptic filling tests and product concepts. The training centre is the second largest worldwide for SIG. Meanwhile, the centre also hosts SIG’s Asian filler and applicator assembly operation and two global technology departments: Research & Development and Engineering & Application.
Rolf Stangl, CEO at SIG said, “Asia is a vital market for SIG and our new tech centre will ensure our customers can realise opportunities much faster, working with our expert team to choose the right product and packaging concept to meet consumer demand and grow their business. At our new tech centre, we can expedite packaging solution development for our customers and carry out test fillings on a weekly basis, to ensure products are launched to market more quickly than ever before. Providing the best technical expertise will deliver end to end solutions in a timely manner required to gain competitive advantage.”