“…our bespoke packaging machinery will play a key part in the plant’s output.”

PLF turnkey canning line arrives at Synutra

PLF International’s complete turnkey canning line has been delivered to the brand new €161m Synutra International drying, mixing and packaging facility in Carhaix-Plouger, France.

The new 200,000 square metre French facility will manufacture powdered milk and fat-enriched demineralised whey for the needs of Synutra, with impressive annual production capacities of 90,000 tonnes in spray drying and 60,000 tonnes in mixing and packaging once it opens at the end of 2015.The equipment comprises a PLF high speed rotary vacuum powder filling machine, pre-gassing technology and a PLF high speed laser coding system.

Mark Emond, Managing Director for PLF International, said: “It is a great achievement to supply one of our machines to this prestigious site. It has required a great deal of dedication and detailed planning, but we’re proud that our bespoke packaging machinery will play a key part in the plant’s output.”

The new Synutra facility secures a long-term, stable supply of raw material for the production of infant powder formula. And, with the advanced production equipment, including PLF’s vacuum powder filling machinery, Synutra now has an even greater capacity to provide safe and nutritious formula to the burgeoning Chinese market.

The new facility is a result of a recent partnership between Sodiaal (the third largest European milk cooperative) and Synutra (a leading manufacturer and marketer of powdered formula products in China). Synutra International is a leading infant formula company in China, which focusses on selling premium infant formula products, which are supplemented by more affordable infant formulas targeting the mass market, as well as other nutritional products and ingredients.