Nestlé Waters was one of the first companies to switch from glass to plastic before PET made it the preferred choice for bottlers of water.
"This celebration event is recognition for all the efforts made by Sidel to deeply understand and respond to Nestlé Waters' challenges and needs,” said David Findlay, executive SVP operations, Nestlé Waters.
“This long standing relationship has helped us to perform and better compete in our business. I have every confidence we have built a great platform to be even more successful in the future."
Representatives from Nestlé Waters and parent company Nestlé joined Sidel for a commemorative event at Sidel's plant in Octeville, France last month.
Guests has a tour of the facility, including the first Sidel Matrix Combi Hotfill, a Predis dry preform decontamination system and two blowers that are soon to be supplied for operation at Nestlé Waters' sites: the first Sidel Matrix Lab blower which will produce bottles for Vittel, a still natural mineral water which originates from the Vosges region in the east of France, and a Sidel Matrix Combi that will be used in the bottling of the naturally carbonated iconic Perrier brand.
The CEOs of both companies, Mart Tiismann (Sidel) and Marco Settembri (Nestlé Waters), expressed their ongoing commitment to a partnership with a history built on common goals and beliefs. This was captured in a commemorative book produced to celebrate the 50 year milestone which highlighted key projects and developments, as well as pointing to future opportunities.