PET Technologies contributes to Suntory Technological Development Center in Tordera

“With customer satisfaction first, and safety a must, we maintain our thorough commitment to product quality in the customer experience, from the taste of our products to the ease of use of our product containers”, said Japan-based Suntory Holdings Limited CEO Takeshi Niinami. Austria-based PET Technologies contributed to containers testing.

Natural & healthy. Suntory Holdings Limited with over 300 group companies in Japan, Europe, Asia, Oceania, North and Latin America, has a mission is to create harmony with people and nature. It reflects in the whole product range: non-alcoholic beverages and spirits, wine and beer. Not to mention their customization depending on the region!

Have you ever tasted MayTea? This low sugar ice tea has high demand in Spain, France, and Belgium. It is alternative to traditional soft drinks that meets “natural and healthy” trend. It is low in calories and does not contain sweeteners, colorants, preservatives. The leaves that decorate the PET bottle echo the product inside.

Green tea with acid notes of lemon. Green tea with delicate mint aroma. Black tea with sunny peach flavor. These delicious tastes are a mixture of strict preparation technology, with origin at tea extraction place, and natural flavor obtained from fruits and herbs. Which one would you prefer to try first?
Unique & premium. Technology applied is an element of success.  Suntory Technological Development Center in Tordera (near Barcelona, Spain) contribution is difficult to overestimate. It is involved in the development of all new products for Europe, Africa, Middle East and Caribbean. It includes sensorial analysis, pilot plant for new beverages and technical validation of packaging.

PET Technologies has become part of this unit! Not long ago Suntory Technological Development Center, in Tordera, where the company invested several million euro, has installed universal UPF-5M blow molder with high pressure up to 40 bar.
What is its application?

  • To test new PET bottles design
  • To test different types of rotary blow molds
  • What are the advantages of these unique UPF-5M blow molder?
  • The machine is adapted for rotary blow molds of all European brands;
  • Blow molding conditions are close to the real, when a bottle is produced at high-speed rotary blow molder with high pressure up to 40 bar;
  • Opportunity to test packaging at the market before investing at, let´s say, 20-cavity set of molds.

Prevention is better than cure.  This saying stands for Suntory Technological Development Center and for UPF-5M blow molder. They test before final product launch to the market.UPF-5M blow molder, developed by PET Technologies, helps Suntory Holdings Limited to follow the vision provided by its CEO Takeshi Niinami:


“With customer satisfaction first, and safety a must, we maintain our thorough commitment to product quality in the customer experience, from the taste of our products to the ease of use of our product containers”.

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