Even before the first installation was completed, the beverage manufacturer placed an order for additional lines. In 2022, Mamuda ordered an additional plant, which will be ready for the commissioning in January 2024, marking an important milestone of one year of production and in accordance with increasing customer demand.
The latest lines are equipped with the new Modulfill VFS-M filler with PFR valves and an integrated mixer. This machine not only reduces filling times and air consumption, but it also has a smaller footprint, all of which helps to save costs.
High filling speed saving the company in operating costs and reduced filling times
Moreover, its infinitely adjustable PFR valves optimise product quality because they enable the flow rate to be precisely matched to the beverage being filled. This means that foaming losses caused by fast filling, or valuable seconds lost by filling too slowly are now things of the past. Furthermore, both filling lines use skip-and-run technology, which monitors the mould-hanger locking device and allows defective preforms to be ejected without triggering an emergency stop of the entire machine with reduced filling times. This makes for a consistently high filling speed and considerably reduces the scrap rate of preforms, thus saving the company in operating costs.
A well-functioning team
One of the new lines was successfully acceptance-tested in June and fills soft drinks into 350- and 600-millilitre PET bottles. Meticulous planning by both Mamuda and Krones West Africa teams ensured that the installation was completed on time with reduced filling times.
“We had a tight timeframe, only about four weeks. The team from Krones West Africa did an excellent job”, says Hassan Hammoud, Chairman and CEO of Mamuda Group, and adds: “Installing an additional line together was yet another great experience. Each time we join forces to complete a project, we coordinate our efforts to even better result.”