Swiss Packaging machinery and equipment supplier Sidel Group has acquired PET Engineering srl, an Italian design firm, in a bid to expand its portfolio of packaging solutions.
Based in San Vendemiano, Italy, PET Engineering has solid blowing process knowledge and expertise and offers services in strategic analysis as well as container, label, cap and secondary packaging design.
With a WorldStar Award in the beverage category and a Golden A design award in packaging design under its belt, the Italian firm also delivers 3D mock-ups for customers.
PET Engineering, according to a Sidel statement, has an integrated approach between design, engineering and industrialization and the capacity to create “a delicate balance between technical feasibility and creativity.”
“We are confident that Sidel and PET Engineering's complementary strengths in packaging design, qualification and blowing process will bring the Sidel Group more business opportunities,” said Pavel Shevchuk, executive vice president services, Sidel Group.
In particular, the acquisition is expected to help expand Sidel's offerings with respect to the design of containers for water, soft drinks, liquid dairy products and beer.
“Packaging design has a critical impact on the whole supply chain efficiency and therefore is a key enabler of our brand promise…. This move will ultimately translate into solid value for the Sidel Group,” the Sidel official added.