South African Breweries awards Sidel.
Sidelwas awarded with the title of ‘Supplier of the Year’ by South African
Breweries Ltd. (SAB), a subsidiary of SABMiller.
Sidel was awarded with the title for the installation and commission of
a Hydra Bottle Washer on Line 6 at the Prospecton Brewery of SAB in Durban, South
Africa. The Hydra Bottle Washer is designed for
medium- to high-speed production (from 30,000 up to 120,000 bottles per hour
for 500-ml bottles). Different types of infeed and discharge modules allow the
machine to fit into various bottling line configurations. Furthermore, a vast
range of options are available on the Hydra models to optimize use, control and
maintenance. Since energy savings is a key issue in industrial plants, the
Hydra series offer highly competitive performances in terms of reducing water,
steam and soda consumptions. The bottle washer may be adapted by implementing
differentiated stages in the prewashing area for countries with extreme
For the provision of the Hydra equipment, Sidel was awarded “Supplier of
the Year” at the “Brewers Breakfast” in July. The breakfast is an annual event,
which is hosted by SAB Prospecton, in order to thank all suppliers who worked
for the brewery during the previous operating year. For more than twenty years, the title of
‘Supplier of the Year’ has not been awarded to a capital machinery supplier. “The provision of the equipment within the
tight timings required of the project, and of the timely and efficient manner
in which the task was accomplished and the deadlines met,” states Thuthuka Nxumalo, General Manager of
SAB Prospecton. The supply of the
bottle washer has breached long-standing boundaries with SAB.