Spread over 150,000 square meters, the new factory will have an initial annual production capacity of eight billion packages, manufacturing popular beverage cartons such as Tetra Brik Aseptic, Tetra Fino Aseptic and Tetra Classic Aseptic.
According to the company, the facility also has the capability of producing many new products, with the potential of doubling production to 16 billion packages. Whilst its main role will be to supply customers in Pakistan, the factory has already started exporting to other countries in the region.
The new factory is outfitted with the latest technology, with many machines being introduced in Pakistan for the very first time. For example, the factory is equipped with two VT Flex 175 ES printing presses; capable of operating at 600 metres per minute, and with sophisticated in-line detection systems to ensure that only packaging of the finest quality is produced.
Three IMS T2 Slitter machines have the capacity of operating at 1,000 metres per minute, providing an efficient use of manpower and high quality output with minimum turnaround.
The facility also complies with stringent environment, safety and health standards, including ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management system and ISO 9001 certification, the internationally recognized quality management standard.
Azhar Ali Syed, managing director of Tetra Pak Pakistan, said: â€œMore urban and young consumers as well as an emerging middle class are transforming the food and beverage industry in Pakistan, demanding new, safer and more convenient products.
â€œWe are committed to helping our customers meet these expectations, with best-in-class packaging and processing solutions. The factory will enable us to provide customers in Pakistan with faster delivery, better quality and more product options.â€
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