Contract Bottling Operation

The Company

The client is one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic, ready-to-drink beverages in the Asia-Pacific region and one of the world’s top five Coca-Cola bottlers. They employ more than 15,000 people and have access to more than 265 million consumers through over 700,000 active customers.

With operations in five countries – Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea – our (client) manufactures, sells and distributes a diversified product portfolio including carbonated soft drinks, water, sports and energy drinks, fruit juice, flavoured milk, coffee and packaged ready-to-eat fruit and vegetable products.


The Problem

The site in question was a major bottling operation in Queensland, Australia, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The problem was related to a series of small leaks that occurred from time to time under some of the facility equipment. The nature of the leaks meant that in order to meet the stringent Occupational Health and Safety regulations governing a site of this magnitude, every time a leak was discovered the entire production process had to be halted and the spill attended to, leading to a costly and time consuming delay in the production cycle.


The Sokerol Solution 

Whenever a leak was detected, maintenance personnel would simply place or slide a pre-packaged Sokerol Absorbent Pillow under the leaking machinery. This very quick and simple solution was recommended by the Sokerol team and implemented throughout the plant, which lead to an immediate reduction in the amount of downtime at the facility.

The Pillows were safe to handle, convenient to manoeuvre and tremendously efficient in absorbing and containing the grease and oil leaks, until such time as the fault could be properly amended during the usual scheduled maintenance periods.

The Sokerol Pillow, provided a safe, fast and highly efficient solution to a costly OHAS problem, which lead to substantial savings by minimising lost productivity.