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Oman’s Barzman National to increase production due to growing demand

Omani Water Bottler increased production after installing first Sidel Matrix Combi Line in March 2014

Barzman National LLC, one of the leading bottled water producers in Oman, has selected once again Swiss-based Sidel, a leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, to install a complete production line in its plant with an aim to meet increased market demand.

This is the second line that Barzman National has acquired from Sidel, the first being installed in March 2014 which resulted in tripling the production capacity by Omani producer.

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The Sidel Matrix Combi10 is a combination of blowing, filling, and capping in one integrated, highly efficient system. The line is designed to deliver outstanding hygiene performance, while simultaneously cutting costs. With the ability to package lightweight bottles at high speeds, the new Matrix™ Combi10 line will be producing water in different sizes.

“We first partnered with Sidel a year ago when we chose their equipment to increase our production capacity. We were extremely impressed with the line performance and the level of professionalism and after-sales support, a factor which encouraged us to approach them again for a second similar production line,” said Saif Al-Noumani, Chief Executive Officer of Barzman National LLC. “I’m confident that with the second complete line, we will be able to further boost our production capacity to meet the ever growing local demand on bottled water.”

According to industry estimates, Water was the second most consumed beverage item in Oman with 238.1 million litres recorded at the end of 2014, and a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years of 6.6 per cent. Carbonated Soft Drinks ranked first with 362.4 million litres consumed, and a CAGR of 8.3 per cent over the next five years.

“The global beverage industry is currently valued at USD 1.3 trillion, and the global demand for PET is expected to grow to around 20 million tons by 2019. Keeping in mind this growth in demand, we are always working to provide the best solutions to our customers,” said Talha Taha, Regional Commercial Manager, Sidel. “We are delighted to see the robust results obtained by Barzman National (LLC) after installing the first MatrixTM Combi line from Sidel, and we wish them further growth and expansion in this promising market,” he added.