JBS invests R$13.5m in canning plant modernisation

By Aidan Fortune

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JBS invests R$13.5m in canning plant modernisation

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Brazilian processor JBS Embalagens Metálicas has invested R$13m to modernise the equipment at its site in Lins, São Paulo.

With this modernisation, utilising technology imported from Switzerland, the unit will double the production capacity of cans for meat products.

“We follow our strategy of investing in technology in our production lines. In this way, we guarantee the optimisation of our processes and increase our production capacity,”​ said JBS Embalagens Metálicas director Marcelo Jorcovix.

He added that the investment was down to sustainability concerns as well.

“With the technology employed, in addition to reducing the weight of the product and, as a result, the consumption of raw materials, we reduced the generation of waste in the production process by around 10%, reinforcing JBS's commitment to preserving the environment,”​ said Jorcovix.

JBS Embalagens Metálicas employees who work in the maintenance area at the company also travelled to Switzerland for training and familiarisation with the new equipment. Upon their return, they had the opportunity to share their knowledge with the other team members.

“The investment also included the development of our team, as we provide our employees with the opportunity to travel and learn about the technology acquired. Thus, we raised everyone's technical level, in addition to guaranteeing the opportunity to experience different cultures and help in the professional development of our Team,”​ said Jorcovix.

In November 2019, JBS Embalagens Metálicas announced an investment of more than R$80m to build a new plant in Guaiçara, São Paulo. The plant is expected to start operating in the first half of 2020. Once completed, the facility will have three production lines focusing exclusively on the domestic market.

“This plant will expand our aerosol production capacity by more than 220 million units per year. The decision to move into the aluminum packaging industry by focusing on cosmetic products, especially deodorants, is a big step for us,”​ added Jorcovix. “Business expansion through portfolio diversification will help us add value to the company.”

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