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Nestlé Waters takes Sidel's 200,000th mold

January 1, 2008

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Nestlé Waters takes Sidel's 200,000th mold

Nestlé Waters’ Steve Bendix, VP of operations (left), accepts the 200,000th mold from Sidel’s Director of Tooling, Gilles Delaitre.

Stretch blowmolding machine manufacturer Sidel (Octeville sur Mer, France; www.sidel.com) has sold its 200,000th stretch blow mold to Nestlé Waters, the world’s leader in bottled water and one of Sidel’s key customers. The mold will be used to form 0.5-L bottles. The sale of the 200,000th mold was recognized at a celebration held in Octeville sur Mer attended by two Nestlé Waters representatives: Steve Bendix, VP of operations, and Laurent Kuboj, global purchasing manager.

In 1990, Sidel says it made 1700 molds, a number that grew to 18,000 in 2006, with about 70% of all molds produced for the aftermarket.

Sidel has also reorganized its moldmaking operations in the last years, and now has a network of five mold manufacturing facilities located in Octeville sur Mer and Paris (both France), Atlanta (U.S.), Shanghai (China) and Sao Paulo (Brazil).

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