Sao Paulo, October 1, 2018 – JBS Embalagens Metálicas has just purchased a range of equipment that will further the raise the bar for the Company in the aerosol segment. The investment means the Company will have 100% control of its main production line serving this niche market, which will ensure higher quality, faster output and better cost control. This will subsequently reduce the risks inherent to the business.
“With this new equipment, we will start producing the can dome and base in-house, as we do in other for other segments we manufacture for”, said Marcelo Jorcovix, director of JBS Embalagens Metálicas. In addition to consolidating fully integrated production for this type of packaging, the machinery can handle up to twice the Company’s current aerosol can capacity.
The new lines imported from Germany have been manufactured and tested and are set to arrive in Brazil in September. They are expected to be fully operational at the Lins (SP) unit from November.
JBS Embalagens Metálicas has been investing in employee training to make sure staff are able to operate the equipment. Two staff spent a month in Germany with the supplier on a specific training course. Back in Brazil, these two employees will operate the new lines.
JBS Embalagens Metálicas is already one of the biggest packaging companies in Latin America, particularly with its food packaging for vegetables, tomato-based products, coffees, dairy items, conserves, heart of palm, fish and other products. The Company beat its previous record in the first quarter of the year, making 170 million cans.
The additional investment in the aerosol line reflects the Company’s ongoing focus on innovation. “The company is constantly looking at new opportunities and supporting ongoing investment in cutting edge technology and development. “We expect to be producing 1 billion cans a year and believe the aerosol segment will have a big hand in helping us achieve this target” said Jorcovix.
JBS is one of the world’s leading food industry companies with approximately 230 thousand employees in over 20 countries. The Company owns a portfolio of brands that are acknowledged for their excellence and innovation, including Friboi, Moy Park, Pilgrim’s Pride, Primo, Seara, Swift, Gold’n Plump and others, serving over 350,000 customers of more than 150 nationalities worldwide. The company’s focus on innovation also reflects its management approach to related businesses in areas such as leather, biodiesel, collagen, personal hygiene and cleaning products, natural wrappings, solid waste management solutions, metal packaging and transportation. JBS has adopted best sustainability practices throughout its value chain and constantly monitors its suppliers using satellite imagery, georeferenced maps of supplier farms and monitors official data from government agencies; the company also focuses on the highest possible food safety and quality standards. The success of JBS’s operations is closely tied to our Animal welfare practices, which are rigorously applied and have received an increasing share of investments to further improve the Company’s efforts in this area, in line with best practices.
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