Haldiram’s will use the high-speed CFA 1224 filling machine to produce combiblocXSlim carton packs
India-based snack-food company Haldiram’s Nagpur has purchased a high-speed CFA 1224 filling machine from SIG Combibloc to boost its production operations.
The acquisition of the new equipment follows Haldiram’s announcement of opening a manufacturing facility for long shelf-life dairy products with an investment of more than €12m.
The facility will support the company to expand its presence in existing markets of Maharashtra, Goa and Chhatisgarh.
Haldiram’s will use the high-speed CFA 1224 filling machine to produce combiblocXSlim carton packs.
The combiblocXSlim 200 ml carton packs will be used for Haldiram’s Matka Jhatka butter milk, as well as Aam Panna, Jal Jeera and a variety of Lassi products.
Designed to provide flexibility with multiple volume offerings, the CFA 1224 filling machine holds the capacity to fill 24,000 carton packs per hour.
Haldiram’s Nagpur director Sushil Agarwal said: “SIG offered us state-of-the-art technology with full flexibility of nine volume sizes on one filling machine, all at high speed.
“This gives us a lot of options to pack a variety of products in a huge number of different packaging formats and sizes. And even more, the elegant, slim carton packs are very attractive and stand out on the shelf.”
Haldiram’s is also focused on establishing a range of franchise networks in various Indian cities to deliver products ranging from sweets and confectionaries to namkeens, juices.
SIG said that its machine’s capacity to fill products with pieces and bits such as milkshakes with pieces of dry fruits or nuts and juice products with fruit bits will help accelerate Haldiram’s capacities and offerings.
SIG India country manager Vandana Tandan said: “Their ambition to create differentiated products has perfect synergy with SIG’s filling system, which allows maximum flexibility. We believe that with Haldiram’s, we will introduce some really innovative products and grow together in this exciting category of ethnic beverages.”