Cargill installs the world’s most efficient bottling line, raising the standard for sustainable edible oils packaging
State-of-the-art installation in Sidney, Ohio uses fully recyclable plastic, reduces packaging waste
(SIDNEY, OHIO) Sept. 4, 2018 – Cargill has invested over $10 million to install a state-of-the-art edible oil bottling line at its Sidney, Ohio crush and refinery facility. The line is the most efficient bottling technology of its kind, delivering an annual 75 percent capacity increase over previous lines. It also allows Cargill and its customers to deliver against their sustainability commitments by reducing packaging material waste and using fully recyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic.
“This investment is about raising the standard and doing what’s right for our customers,” said Ethan Theis, North American commercial leader for Cargill’s global edible oils business. “By leveraging this unique technology, we’re taking deliberate steps to operate in a more efficient, sustainable way.”
The bottling line also includes smart technology to assess packaging elements and fill heights, ultimately reducing material loss and supporting increased efficiency. Combined, the benefits of the new bottling solution establish a new standard in edible oils bottling and sustainability.
The Sidney, Ohio crush and refinery is the largest volume production facility of its kind in the company’s network. Cargill’s global edible oils business plans to further leverage this technology by installing two additional lines later this year.
By adding these new capabilities, Cargill combines its refining expertise with industry-leading packaging technology to support future growth and meet the evolving needs of customers.
Molly Jaye Barber, [email protected], +1-952-334-0060
Cargill’s 160,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine 154 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.