Automation Project Lifts Packing Capacity at Coca-Cola Factory

Coca-Cola (CCE) and Siemens Industry Automation (Siemens) have initiated a new standardisation of automation and controls procedure, with a partnership agreement signed between the two companies. The method is supposed to help CCE’s push to reduce maintenance cost across its production sites, and to step-up the production capacity of its bottling and canning lines.

The business aims to optimise spare part inventory and lay the bases to futureproof investment. Both Siemens and CCE are currently working to implement the plan according to the agreement, across Europe. CCE has employed Siemens automation control technologies as part of the commissioning of a brand new #14.3m production line at its Sidcup factory in Kent, UK, which will be running for the two canned goods.

With a capacity of 120,000 cans per hour, the KHS canning line is set to boost capacity by another 20 million cases yearly at the Sidcup plant. The company has also planned to employ Siemens standardisation plan optimized packaging line (OPL) at its Kent plant, in an effort to improve line efficiency and reduce training costs.

The new KHS line is expected to initially produce 330ml and 150ml cans to present 500ml cans.Together with the standardisation programme that is newest, CCE is ready to take advantage of the advantages of this Siemens OPL agreement. The company plans to bolster production levels to cater to the needs of a major sporting event coming up in the UK.Siemens Industry UK supplies solutions and products for clients.

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