Posted on :Tuesday , 1st October 2019
Silafrica is said to be the first and only packaging solutions company to offer ICM across the entire African continent.
Silafrica claims to solidify its position as a top-tier solutions provider with the addition of new, state of the art Injection Compression Molding (ICM) manufacturing capabilities.
Silafrica is also said to be a trusted partner and valued supplier to some of the largest food and baverage brands like pepsi, Coca-cola, Diageo, Heineken, Unilever, SAB Miller, AB InBev, Daima and many more.
Manufactured by Swiss leader in plastics manufacturing, Nestal, this equipment represents the next generation of efficiency, productivity, speed and savings.
ICM also claims to bring numerous advantages when compared to older manufacturing techniques.
Group managing director of Silafrica, Akshay Shah, said, "this latest addition is another example of the world-class line up of technology and supply chain partners we have selected. With the availability of this new Nestal manufacturing platform, our customers now have the opportunity to drive greater sales and market share with packaging that is more cost effective, sustainable and most impotantly, preferref by the consumer."
Associated advantages and increased production volume give Silafrica the highest manufacturing capacity in the region.
The company currently has five lines dedicated to the production of yogurt packaging, with currently a total of over 200 million units of annual production capacity.
Akshay Shah said that, "the new equipment is located in Silafrica's Kenya facility. Each of our three manufacturing facilities are strategically located throughout East Africa and all are ISO 9001 certified and FSSc 22000 certified for food safety and quality standards, as well as Ecovadis rated for sustainability. Each facility is equipped with its own water and power supply and is supported by a highly trained regional workforce, giving the global brands we support the supply chain assurance they need."
Packaging generated by ICM is cylindrical in shape with a round top and base.
This configuration is ideally suited for consumables like pudding, a variety of baverages and yogurt, among other liquid and viscous single and multi-serve foods baverages and condiments.
Yogurt brant and long time client Diama is among five brands that are currently in the process of introducing products via packaging manufactured by new ICM process.
Silafrica's latest generation ICM also claims to provide the same benefits of traditional injection moulding.