New canning line for Twizza
Twizza, the soft drinks company based in Queenstown, Eastern Cape, has commissioned a state-of-the-art production canning line to package its popular Clark & Sons mixer range – and offer contract packing.
“We’re really excited to announce that the canning line, our first one, is up and running and in full operation,” says Clark. “Beginning as a small start-up, the new plant marks a significant milestone and is a true indicator of the our growing presence in the carbonated soft drink sector.”
A fast, high-spec line has been installed and is completely automated – from depalletizer to palletizer and through to the finished product.
The line runs 3,600 cans per hour and the cannery will also offer contract packing as and when there is spare capacity. The plant can handle 200ml, 250ml, 300ml, 330l, 440ml & 500ml sizes, in 4-pack, 6-pack and 8-pack configurations.
The plant, which runs pre-printed cans, has been designed to be flexible and accommodate any configuration on packaging as well as all can sizes.
“Over and above the fact that we can now meet the increasing market demand for our beverages to our loyal consumers, the canning line has been able to create 24 new full-time jobs,” explains Clark.
The brand recently launched two innovative new flavours to its existing 13-strong range – Baobab and Ginger Cola – which have been favourably received by consumers. Both new variants were developed specifically for the tastes of the local market.
Clark believes his factory is now firmly positioned as a modern production line producing the highest quality beverages: “We’re exceptionally proud of the superior products we make – and to open this plant, which offers sophisticated canning equipment is an exciting move that bodes well for continued growth into 2020.”