SIG awarded ‘Top Futuristic Technology’ at Gulfood Manufacturing 2021 for its next-gen filling machine, SIG NEO

12/11/2021 – Packaging / SIG / NEO / Gulfood Manufacturing / Aseptic / Filling

SIG awarded ‘Top Futuristic Technology’ at Gulfood Manufacturing 2021 for its next-gen filling machine, SIG NEO

SIG, a leading systems and solutions provider for aseptic packaging, was awarded ‘Top Futuristic Technology’ at the Gulfood Manufacturing award ceremony for its next-generation filling machine, SIG NEO. 


The annual event and award ceremony returned live in-person this year at Dubai World Trade Centre and attracted a vast number of food manufacturing industry connoisseurs.


SIG NEO, the centrepiece of SIG’s next-generation food and beverage filling technology, impressed the jury at the ‘Gulfood Manufacturing Innovation Awards 2021’. 


The world’s fastest filling machine for family-size carton packs with up to 18,000 packs per hour, SIG NEO is set to redefine a new era for the global F&B industry. 


The revolutionary new filling machine has best-in-class sterility rates and reduced consumption of resources – all adding to improved total cost of ownership and a 25-per-cent lower carbon footprint compared to SIG’s current generation filling machines for family-size carton packs. 


Sustainability and innovation at its heart


“SIG is renowned for its technological masterpieces and forward-looking innovations, and SIG NEO only fortifies our position as a regional and international leader in the food and beverage industry,” enthused Abdelghany Eladib, President and General Manager at SIG. 


“Winning this award at the most reputable F&B manufacturing show in the region shows that sustainability and innovation are at the heart of what we do. The unwavering trust of our customers and partners continues to guide us to achieve and innovate more.”


“Fast, flexible, trustworthy, innovative”, with the lowest carbon footprint


Stefan Mergel, Senior Product Manager Equipment at SIG, added that SIG NEO is “fast, flexible, trustworthy, innovative, and has one of the lowest carbon footprints possible for an aseptic filling machine”. 


“It is the greatest machine SIG has ever engineered – and the best in the market,” he remarked. “Being recognised for our hard work and forward-looking solutions shows that consciousness and perseverance always pay off and that having a strong overarching vision can only fuel innovation, creativity, and growth.”


The latest in a line of Gulfood Manufacturing accolades


This is not the first time that SIG has won an award at Gulfood Manufacturing. The company previously received ‘The Environmental Award of The Year’ for its SIGNATURE portfolio packaging material linked to 100-per-cent plant-based renewable materials, and the ‘Gulfood Award’ for drinksplus, its technology that makes it possible to aseptically fill carton packs with beverages containing pieces of fruits, vegetables, nuts or grains.

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