SWITZERLAND – Processing and packaging solutions provider Tetra Pak has launched Intelligent Customisation, an industry-first portfolio that offers full customisation of heating solutions and tailor-made processing solutions for food and beverage manufacturers.​

According to the company, its three new modules, which are based on its leading technologies in dairy, beverages and prepared food processing, can be combined in any number of configurations, allowing every heating solution to be customized to meet the specific needs of each individual customer.

“With our new modular portfolio we are working with the customer in a completely collaborative way. This is crucial since every customer has increasingly different challenges and priorities that often change over time” said Ola Elmqvist, Vice President Business Unit Liquid Food at Tetra Pak.

“We start with detailed discussions about their business, such as the products they produce, their production process, running time, utility costs, and their short term, as well as long term goals.

With this deep understanding, we are then able to provide fully customised heating solutions that bring value to their business.”

Tetra Pak has completed trials of the new modular portfolio with customers in Europe and Russia.

“We think the new Tetra Pak Indirect UHT unit for dairy applications is a significant Innovation. Following detailed discussions from the beginning on the concept development and new area design, Tetra Pak was able to provide us with a new processing line that was tailor-made to our needs to improve plant performance.

The new module approach was more convenient in terms of installation, efficiency and performance, plus, all the service media connections are mounted at the same place, making it more accessible and practical,” said Alexander Belyanov, the Director of OJSC Bogdanovich GMZ.

The new heating portfolio means that the company could offer full flexibility and upgradability that supports a customer’s current and future needs.

For instance, the solutions can be upgraded to support a customer’s product expansion from milk and cream, to beverages with particles, or from baby food purée to a wider range of prepared food products, says the company.