Expansion of PET Preform Production in Silafrica Tanzania

POSTED: 15th Sep

Silafrica, a leading manufacturing company and the top packaging supplier to East Africa and its surrounding regions has recently increased their production capacity by investing in a new machine in their factory in Tanzania, which utilizes the PET preform material to produce high caliber products.

A PET preform is a test tube-shaped piece of plastic that is made by a process called injection molding, using a plastic called PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) producing material for liquids and food containers. The group, with a presence in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia is known for setting benchmarks in the manufacturing industry with their high-quality standards in terms of customer satisfaction and in adopting top of the range technological equipment. In December 2019, the company made a huge investment in a new Husky-3 machine which will aid in expanding their PET preform capacity in their production. The Husky-3 is a Tier 1 level machine that produces high-quality preform, operating on highly efficient production conditions.

Silafrica Tanzania, with four preform machines in their plant, makes high-quality products with the majority of them running at 95% OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency), which is significantly higher than the recognized industry standard of 85% OEE. Their newest investment, the Husky-3, has an impressive capacity to produce 330,000 pieces of preforms per day from the previous 250,000 pieces from the Husky-1 and 2. This has increased its production capacity by 32% and has given their customers increased confidence in the company and other substantial benefits that can be attained from increased yields. It has seen them also gain confidence and support from their loyal customers.

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