Food/Packaging and Filling Oystar Receives Major Order in China's Dairy Industry
Oystar has just announced the biggest single order in the company’s history in China: Chinese food corporation “Want Want” has purchased three dairy processing machines in a single swoop.
Stutensee/Germany – “This key order continues our success in the 2012 financial year,” explains Oystar CEO Markus Ehl. The company will deliver two model “EF 320” form, fill and seal machines from Oystar Erca to Shanghai, each of which will then produce 20,000 yoghurt cups per hour at the local Want Want site. Just one month later, Want Want will start up a “Flexline FL 8/8 CA” from Oystar Hamba for the filling and packaging of pudding. “The machines for Want Want are Oystar’s biggest single order from China so far and represent a further step along our path of growth in the packaging business,” adds Dieter Steinbach, who is responsible for the Chinese market at the German company.
Want Want is the biggest manufacturer of rice crackers worldwide and of flavoured milk in China, generating a total of US $ 3 billion in sales in 2011. With the decision to add yoghurt to its product portfolio, the company also signed a consulting agreement with the Japanese milk and confectionary manufacturer “Morinaga Milk Industry”, a longtime client of Oystar. In accordance with that agreement, the two companies will cooperate in the use of their technologies used in the production of yoghurt.