Delice group is the market leader in Tunisia for dairy products and revamped their factory in Sid Bouzid, capital of the Sid Bouzid Governorate in the centre of the country, and recently entered in full operation thanks to the commitment of a very efficient team composed by JBT-Stork for aseptic primary packaging, Europool for secondary packaging & FINPAC ITALIA for the sleeving line.

The Delice Groupe has been founded in Tunisia in 1978 by Mr Hamdi Meddeb and the group started its activity with a single yoghurt factory under the Délice brand. Over the years, the holding has diversified its activity in dairy products and its derivatives, such as milk, flavored milk, cheese, Goutta and also in drinks. With 42 years of experience, the Délice group has developed know-how and expertise in several specialties with the partnership of world leaders such as Danone in yogurt and Savencia in Cheese.

As a leader in the sector, Délice offer to consumers the unique opportunity to visit their productions site in order to invite them to verify its high hygienical standards of its productions facilites, its quality controls in order to get superior products and in Sidi Bouzid Delive factory Finpac Italia can be seen in full production during plant tours & visits for their liquid dairy products filled & sleeved in HDPE shaped bottles.

Machine model B4 supplied by Finpac Italia is composed of the well-known linear applicator with double infeed screw equipped with self adjustable sleeve applicator for accurate shrink sleeve cutting and placement of full body label, shrink tunnel model TV350 gor gentle and smooth shirnking action by steam inserted within a complete aseptic line by JBT Stork capable of producing 16,000 bph on HDPE bottles of 220 and 450 ml, working 24/6 with one day off for washing and routine maintenance.

The appreciation of Delice Group STIAL for the Finpac B4 sleeving machine mainly refers to the extremely reduced quantity of spare parts due to wear and the low maintenance required, combined with a production efficiency of 98% with suitable label material.

The success of the project was possible thanks to the synergies that Delice Group found in the Finpac team, consisting of a commercial service team dedicated to OEM’s supervised by Mr. Antonio Vinci, always attentive to every little detail during project management and available to listen to the changes and updates requested as well as in the Finpac commissioning team supervisioned by Mr. Gianluca Truncellito which can guarantee not only a trouble-free commissioning and training-on-site for machine operators and maintenance team but also a 24/7 support also remotely accessible with augmented reality that Finpack Italia can offer to its customer base.

The competence of Finpac Italia in choosing the film, its most suitable thickness and the most suitable type of print, has thus allowed to close the circle and obtain an exceptional result which, confirming the title of one who thanks to a united team and motivated as Finpac Italia is, it is able to satisfy even the most demanding customer.

Those are some of the reason most of Arabic customers in EMEA countries continously decide to have high quality shrinking seeving lines manufactured by Finpac Italia such AL-Marai (KSA), Baladna (Qatar), AL-SAFI Danone (KSA), BBC-Lactalis (Egypt) in their productions sites.

by Industrial Meeting – Food and Industrial Technology