1. Pre-form manufacturing
Pre-forms or parisons are manufactured by injecting PET resin into a mold at 250ºC at a pressure of over 20 atmospheres, producing what look like test tubes.
These can be stored in this state for as long as necessary to be used when required.
2. Bottle manufacturing process
To make them into bottles, the pre-forms are heated to 105°C and given their shape by stretching and blowing them within a mold or matrix. The full bottle manufacturing capacity is of 65,000 bottles per hour.
3. Manufacturing the soda pop: water treatment
The water is treated by a series of microscopic ultrafiltrations and desalination processes using inverse osmosis, an advanced technology that makes it possible to obtain water of the highest purity.
4. Manufacturing concentrates
Automated systems with state-of-the-art German technology mix the components of the beverages: citric juices, essential oils, sugar and the remaining flavoring components.
The syrup obtained is pasteurized to guarantee the highest health quality of the products, with no direct human intervention in the process.
Qualified personnel working in our own laboratories conduct different quality controls throughout the process.
5. Filling room
All the processes described above converge here: even though the bottles have never been touched by anyone, they are washed by automatic systems before being filled. The fillers have a joint total capacity of 52,000 bottles per hour. They are capped immediately after being filled.
6. Labeling and packaging
The bottles are labeled according to the product and then coded. They are packaged in packs of 6, 9 or 12 bottles in thermo-formation processes and lastly palletized automatically.
Once the product has been palletized, the pallets are shipped to a warehouse to await entry into the distribution system.