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NBL, Heineken's South African Partner, Chooses Sacmi Labellers

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Easy to manage, harder-wearing and compact, highly flexible modularity ensures efficient operation under all manufacturing conditions.

These are the reasons why Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) -one of South Africa's most important producers and bottlers and Heineken's regional partner -decided to entrust Sacmi with the renewal of its labelling machines downstream from their bottling lines.

The supplied machine -an OPERA 600 60T -is equipped with three labelling modules for cold glue application and the same number of modules for self-adhesive labelling; these allow, respectively, output rates of 62,000 and 60,000 applications per hour. The machine is fully equipped with Sacmi's quality control systems and Sacmi's patented bottle positioning system (equipped with 6 colour video image acquisition cameras).

"The latest generation of Sacmi modular labellers", explains Lacopo Bianconcini, Marketing Manager of the Group's Beverage Division, "stands out on account of an ability to operate efficiently, at high speed, with just a single passage through the machine and across multiple labelling technologies and systems". Thanks to the automatic splicing system -present on self-adhesive labelling modules -the reel can be changed without interrupting production, thus ensuring consistent optimal performance over time.

NBL's investment decision was also influenced by Sacmi's unique ability to work alongside the customer right from the design stage and seek out personalised solutions that meet specific production and market requirements. This order also sees Sacmi reinforce its presence in the South African area with Sacmi South Africa offering excellent afters-sales assistance service, providing customer support throughout the lifetime of machine and plant. 

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