The installation of a complete end-of-line solution for Coca-Cola Bottling in Jakarta,
Indonesia is said to have increased efficiency by 50 per cent.
This facility became the biggest plant in Asia-Pacific when Coca-Cola reaffirmed a
total investment worth $500 million in March 2011. In recent years, it has also
invested more than $1.2 billion into the fast growing Indonesian market – a country
wth the world’s fourth largest population.
The Cikedokan plant produces carbonated soft drinks and tea and juice in PET bottles
and tea in plastics cups. Gebo Cermex engineers designed a new automatic palletising
solution tailored to the Cikedokan’ needs that comprises layer-by-layer palletisers,
pallet conveyors and a stretch wrapper to cover the loaded pallets.
Grant McClean, technical manager for Capital Projects, said: “Within a few weeks of
the installation, we conducted a test where the machinery exceeded the standards for
acceptance that we had set at the start of the project by a large margin. In the
operation that we have had since then, we’ve seen absolutely no decline in the
efficiency of the equipment from the day of that test. All in all, since the
implementation of the solution, the plant has seen a 50 per cent increase in efficiency
and higher OEE.”