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SIG opens technology center in Dubai

Aseptic packaging solutions provider’s first MEA base is at Silicon Oasis


SIG, a system and solutions provider for aseptic packaging, has inaugurated the first-of-its-kind innovation Technology Center in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region at Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), in collaboration with SPX FLOW, as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations in the MEA region.

The hub was opened at SIG’s regional headquarters in DSO on the eve of Gulfood Manufacturing 2021. The technology center offers new opportunities for the F&B industry through innovative technologies, such as SPX FLOW’s UHT technology, which offers processing trials that will include indirect and direct heating technology, as well as vacuum mixing systems for product mixing.

It is also home to the SIG Accelerator and SIGCUBATOR, two turnkey solutions that fast-track innovative ideas to market, offering support for existing customers and F&B startups that are looking at bringing the next blockbuster product to the market.

From ideation and design, including recipe formulation and packaging, to piloting and promotion, the four-stage process that the center operates under supports existing customers and startups in expediting new product and packaging development at the facility.

Founded in 1853, SIG is headquartered in Neuhausen, Switzerland. In 2020, SIG produced 38 billion carton packs and generated EUR 1.8 billion in revenue.