|Tetra Pak International SA
Tetra Pak International (Tetra Pak or 'the company'), a subsidiary of Tetra Laval International, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of carton packaging for milk, fruit juice and drinks. The company primarily operates in Europe, Asia and the US. It is headquartered in Pully/Lausanne, Switzerland and employed 22,896 people as of March 2012.
Tetra Pak is one of three companies in the Tetra Laval Group – a private group that started in Sweden. The other two companies are DeLaval and Sidel. Tetra Laval is headquartered in Switzerland. Since the start in 1951 the company provides processing and packaging solutions for food.
The company reported a net sales of E10,360 million ($14,445 million*) during the financial year ended December 2011 (FY2011), an increase of 5% over FY2010.
No. of employees: 22,896
Tetra Pak in figures
Packaging machines in operation 2012: 8,688
Packaging machines delivered in 2011: 520
Processing units in operation 2012: 66,003
Processing units delivered in 2011: 2,250
Distribution units in operation 2012: 16,794
Distribution units delivered in 2011: 1,659
Factories for machine assembly: 9
Production plants for packaging material and closures: 42
Countries where Tetra Pak packages are available: >170
Market companies: 38
Sales offices: 79
Number of employees: 22,896
Technical training centres: 16
R&D centres: 11
Number of litres of products sold in Tetra Pak packages in 2011 (million): 75,686
Number of Tetra Pak packages sold in 2011 (million): 167,002
Net sales in 2011 in € million: 10,360
Tetra Pak has the following aseptic packaging systems:
Tetra Brik® Aseptic
The Tetra Brik Aseptic carton package is the world's best-selling carton package range for liquid beverages.
Tetra Brik Aseptic carton package comes with wide variety of openings and straws: Perforation opening, a Straw Hole or any of the following opening/closures: FlexiCap™, PullTab™, ReCap™, SlimCap™, LightCap™, StreamCap™ or HeliCap™.
Tetra Classic® Aseptic
The tetrahedron shape of the Tetra Classic® Aseptic carton package was the first Tetra Pak carton ever created, it’s the original representative of the concept of affordable, competitive packaging.
Tetra Evero® Aseptic
The first ever aseptic carton bottle for white milk to hit the shelves.
Tetra Fino® Aseptic
Tetra Fino Aseptic is made from renewable, recyclable paperboard. It doesn’t need refrigeration when it’s distributed and stored. This pillow-shaped package keeps things fresh and offers a tough seal.
Tetra Gemina® Aseptic
The Tetra Gemina Aseptic carton package is a roll-fed gable top package for full aseptic performance for juice and milk.
Tetra Prisma® Aseptic
The Tetra Prisma® Aseptic carton package has a unique 8-sided shape, firm, enhanced packaging material and high quality printing.
Tetra Wedge® Aseptic
The Tetra Wedge® Aseptic carton package has a modern, attractive and trendy look.
Tetra Pak has three packaging systems and lots of options for products that need to be distributed and stored chilled. Chilled packages are designed to protect fresh products.
Tetra Brik® is a simple, smart carton package for chilled beverages such as pasteurized milk and live-culture products like yoghurts and probiotics.
The Tetra Rex gable top carton package comes in four formats (Base and Base Plus, Max, Mid and Slim). The gable top package is available with or without an opening device, and both are easy to pour from.
Tetra Top® offers the convenience of a bottle in a stylish carton package. It has reclosable caps and wide openings for easy pouring of thicker products, and a 100% printable sleeve to capitalize on branding. Tetra Top offers solutions for chilled products and high acid ambient still drinks.
Tetra Recart was the first carton package on the market that made it possible to sterilize foods with particles of any size directly in a carton package.
Straight straws, U-shaped straws, telescopic straws and the Sensory straw.
Equipment and services
Tetra Pak supplies equipment for processing, packaging and distributing food and beverages.
Complete solutions and processing equipment for dairy, cheese, ice cream,beverages and prepared food.
Pasteurisation, UHT treatment, Aseptic buffering, Standardization, Mixing, Blending, Dosing, Filtration, Cleaning-in-place, Milk reception, Homogenization, Separation, Heat treatment, Other components
Aseptic treatment, Pasteurisation, Dosing, Aseptic buffering, Tetra Alsafe, Blending, Extraction Soy - Tea, Sugar Dissolving, Mixing, Carbonation, Cleaning-in-place, Homogenization, Heat treatment, Clarification, Other components
Curd production, Draining/mould filling, Forming and pressing, Brining/brine treatment, Draining and Cheddaring, Milling and salting, Blockforming, Cottage cheese making, Liquid filled cheese making, Cleaning-in-place, Microparticulation of whey protein, Whey processing, Milk reception, Pasteurisation, Standardisation, Starter Addition, Bacteria and spore removal, Homogenization
Ice Cream equipment
Mix preparation, Homogenization, Freezing, Low temperature freezing and forming, Inclusion (Tetra Hoyer Addus, Tetra Hoyer Propump), Extrusion, Filling, Moulding, Enrobing, Handling, Wrapping, Cartoning, Hardening, Consumables
Prepared food equipment
Mixing dosing blending (Prepared food Powder, Tetra Albatch, Tetra Aldose, Tetra Almix), Continuous aseptic processing, Heat treatment, Homogenization, Batch food processing, Aseptic buffering, Cleaning-in-place
Production solutions cover everything from key components to complete production lines including automation and a life cycle perspective of the investment.
Tetra Pak provides processing solutions across five food categories: beverage, cheese, dairy, ice cream and prepared food.
Dairy solutions, Beverage Solutions, Cheese and whey solutions, Prepared food solutions
Tetra Pak A3/Flex, Tetra Pak A3/Speed, Tetra Pak A3/CompactFlex, Tetra Pak A6, Tetra Pak C3/Flex, Tetra Pak A1 for TCA, Tetra Pak A1 for TFA, Tetra Pak A1 for TWA, TFA/3, Tetra Pak R1, Tetra Pak R2, TR/27, TR/28, Tetra Top TT/3 XH, Tetra Top TT/3 XH IC, Tetra Top TT/3 for HAAD
Distribution equipment includes conveyors, accumulators, cardboard packers, crates, roll containers and film wrappers. They are specially developed for Tetra Pak packaging lines and packages.
Accumulators, Cap Applicators, Cardboard Packers, Conveyors, Crate Packers, Film Wrappers, Line Controller, Roll Container Packers (TRCP 78), Straw Applicator
Customized service solutions are grouped into the following service families:
Automation services, Environmental services, Improvement services (OCR), Installation services, Maintenance services, Parts and logistics services, Quality management services, Remote services, Training services, Solution models
Customised automation solutions provide total control of what's happening at the plant.
Tetra PlantMaster, Technological leadership
Aseptic technology keeps food safe, fresh and flavourful for at least six months — without refrigeration or preservatives. It allows food to retain more colour, texture, taste and nutrition.
End of Line Solutions
Whole range of automated end of line equipment is Tetra Pak’s answer to the market demand for fully integrated plants from processing to warehousing as “one integrated unit”
iLine XT Extensions
iLine XT Logistic Solutions
iLine XT Marking Solutions
Tetra Pak Hoyer A/S
Ice Cream Division of Tetra Pak
- part of Tetra Pak Hoyer A/S
Plastic cap design and injection