SMI: Lejdar water springs where history meets modernity

Near the village of Tousnina, not far from the city of Tiaret in Algeria, flows the spring water of Lejdar bottled by the company Tousnina Sarl. The name “Lejdar” derives from the archaeological site of the same name located in the area of the spring, where you can visit important Berber mausoleums from the Roman era.

For the bottling and packaging in PET bottles of the natural spring water under the Lejdar brand Tousnina Sarl turned to the experience of SMI, which supplied a complete turnkey line of 20,000 bottles/hour and supported the customer during design, construction and installation of the plant.

All the machines installed in the new line are part of the ERGON range, which uses the most innovative technologies in the field of Industry 4.0 solutions. The new installations respond completely to the growth expectations of this Algerian company, which has invested exclusively in latest generation systems to increase its production capacity.

The solution installed consists of an ECOBLOC® ERGON series’ integrated system for stretch-blow moulding, filling and capping of PET bottles along with an SK ERGONseries’ shrink wrapper for the secondary packaging, a HA 80 handle applicator, a PACKSORTER pack divider-sorter and an APS ERGON series’ palletizer. The whole plant is equipped with an automation and control system of the latest generation incorporating the best technologies for the management of a “smart factory.”