Opening the world map, in Africa, one can easily find Lagos in the Gulf of Guinea. Lagos is Nigeria’s former capital and the largest port city in the southwest end of the border. It is composed of six islands and the mainland of the Ogun River estuary with the area of 74 square kilometers. The main island Lagos Island is the city center, which is equipped with different modern architecture, like a large playground, international airports, international telecommunications building, the National Arts Theatre, showing a thriving scene. 26-storey “independent building” is like a tall monument towering into the sky. On Independence Day every year, dressed in costumes, people of all nationalities gathered in Nigeria in front of the “Independence Building” square to sing and dance, celebrating, celebrating the independence bloodshed battles.
It is fine all the year round Lagos with windswept coastal lakes, which is not hot though it is near the equator. The dancing palm trees and swaying coconut trees, as well as green water, fish and gulls moving about——the scenery of rivers and lakes makes this city known as the Venice of Africa. Beautiful and comfortable life makes everyone fanciful and fascinated.
Lagos is also the country’s largest industrial and commercial center of Nigeria with a number of small, medium and large industries, among which is Viju Industries Limited Company. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Lagos, the company was a large-scale food and beverage production enterprise invested by Chinese. Currently the company has two production bases and a large industrial park covering an area of 1,200 acres with its main product of milk-based products sold every day in the major cities of Nigeria and neighboring countries.
As raw material, milk or dairy products are fermented or unfermented and processed into milk-based drinks which are also common nutritional drinks with their unique flavor in the soft drink industry. In recent years, Nigerian milk-based beverage market has developed very rapidly with a promising situation. Many beverage manufacturers have introduced new milk drinks to meet the needs of consumers, presenting booming production and sales in milk-based drinks market.
Viju Industries Limited Company is the first milk-based beverage production company in Nigeria. Prior to this fact, Nigerian beverage market was only filled with bottled water, carbonated soft drinks and juice drinks. Shortly after placing Viju milk-based drinks on the market, the product quickly swept the country to become a star product and a well-known household name. Although competitors swarmed to emulate the product, Viju Industries Limited Company maintained leader position in milk-based beverage industry, relying on fashionable product packaging, fresh and smooth taste, rich and comprehensive nutrition.
Taking into account of its distribution network and the huge market potential in Nigeria, Viju Industries Limited Company started thinking about increasing the diversity of products to further promote the enterprise development. In 2009, the enterprise began investigating the global beverage suppliers, of which the Chinese liquid packaging industry leader – Newamstar. The first contact of two sides’ senior leadership was friendly. Only a short meeting left a deep impression on each other. Good start indicated half success. Over the next four years, Newamstar staff have been tracking and watching the beverage project with enthusiasm, delicate care and analysis. Although the company expressed concern o n whether China’s equipment could have the ability to reach high-speed production, the stable operation of Newamstar high speed blowing-filling-capping production line in Yunnan spring water and Coca-Cola OEM factories completely dispelled its doubts. The moment finally arrived. The strong whole plant experience, excellent product quality and good service of Newamstar has won the care of Viju Industries Limited Company, making it stand out of its competitors in the world and sign a 36000BPH blowing-filling-capping production line with Viju for pure water production.
The cooperation between Newamstar and Viju Industries Limited Company is of great significance and far-reaching. A production line incorporates the Sino-African affection. This is not only the most sophisticated and cutting-edge liquid (beverage) packaging machinery manufacturing technology that Chinese equipment supplier could provide to Africa, but also the fastest and most valuable production power, which can promote economic development in Lagos and drive Nigerian economic boom. The Viju project left Newamstar an indelible development in foreign trade and set a benchmark model as a sample project for Nigerian and the West African market.
Good equipment makes good quality and good popularity. In the future, Newamstar will continue to maintain close cooperation with Viju Industries Limited Company for a win-win situation toward the vast land of Africa.
NEWAMSTAR HIGH-SPEED BLOWING-FILLING-CAPPING COMBIBLOCK
Newamstar High-speed Blowing-filling-capping Combiblock combines the blowing system, filling system and capping system in one integrated system, reducing several intermediaries suchas transmission, empty bottle handling and storage processes, which improves packaging hygienic condition and reduces packaging ross-contamination so as to improve the overall operating efficiencybut lower the energy consumption, thereby reduces the overall production cost of enterprises.
Stable infrared ray heating system and independent heat balance device ensure the stable temperature of the preform, even color of the bottle and increase of the output.
Special designed twice-blowing system can monitor the pressure in each mold in order to provide accurate real-time parameter for operator. It is easy for the operator to adjust the parameter and ensure the stability of bottle forming.
High-speed and high-accuracy diaphragm type filling valve: Equip air back channel which is separated from liquid carousel, by which, the air replaced from the PET bottle won’t enter liquid carousel to avoid second pollution. Equip cleaning dummy bottles which can realize online CIP.
Sanitary and washable capper：Optimized cam surface design ensures the minimum
impact force of the capper .Bottle discharging starwheel is screwing decently, so it is unnecessary to adjust the conveyor height during bottle format change.
Driven by innovation and win the market by quality!
Newamstar has focused on liquid packaging industry since from its establishment. Taking innovation as guide and basis, we have been forging ahead constantly.
As an outstanding company in China high-end equipment industry, Newamstar has built a dimensional product system gradually including beverage, milk, alcohol, condiment and daily used chemicals. We have won many innovative “China First” for various products. All these achievements and milestones will be fixed and memorized in the long history of Newamstar.
INTELLIGENT STEREOSCOPIC WAREHOUSE SYSTEM: THE FIRST CHOICE OF BEVERAGE FACTORY TO UPGRADE THE MODERN WAREHOUSING AND LOGISTICS!
In recent years, with the increasing of automation and production capacity of liquid food packing line, contradictions between inventory and production capacity have become increasingly prominent. At the same time, with the increase of land cost and labor cost,traditional discrete model of warehousing and logistics using single logistics equipment or personnel to carry out the transportation of product and raw materials has been outdated.
With the deepening of “industry 4.0” and “Internet +” concept, the Chinese industry is transforming from the traditional labor-intensive to the industrial automation, and the traditional management mode based on people is turning to computer-based Information and modern management. Intelligent equipment represented by robot and a new generation of logistics model with the function of data collection, management and data tracing is being more widely used in the market.
As the Chinese leader in the field of liquid packaging, Newamstar accumulated rich experience in long-term development. By industry research, product technology development and the integration of industry resources over one year, Newamstar introduced the concept of “Internet +” into the production line followed by the pace of “Industry 4.0”. On the basis of rising the capacity and stability of liquid packaging production line, Newamstar optimized the structure of production lines and improved the level of automation of the production line by reducing the cost, and improving the quality and efficiency.
- Goods transition and storage – high rise shelf, tray and container.
- Check in & out device – palletizer.
- Check in & out distribution system – roller and chain conveyor, distributing vehicle, lifter, etc.
- WCS control system – includes check in-out device controlled by computer, distribution system, various kinds of inspection and safety device controlled by electricity.
- WMS warehouse management system – warehouse account management, data analyzing, goods site arrangement, device operation and warehouse storage display, etc.
A double extension tunnel stacking machine is adopted in the projects of“Moon over a Fountain Co. Ltd”, which achieve an effective balance between capacity and efficiency by improving space utilization and flexibility of warehousing in a limited space. The production line is connected with the warehouse directly, so a lot of material transfer links was saved. With advance internet technology, it realizes the resources and data sharing and connection between the ERP(enterprise resource management system), MES (manufacturing execution system) and WMS (warehouse management system) to reduce the mistakes and speed up access of the goods. Compared with the traditional discrete warehouse, Intelligent stereoscopic warehouse system can save the cost of land investment, reduce labor intensity, improve the working environment and reduce labor costs, finally improve the production efficiency and the level of modern management by making packaging and storage system Integrated, automated and intelligent.
In 2015, with excellent R&D design team and processing advantages of equipment manufacturing, Newamstar completed the development of automated warehouse system with tunnel stackerand RGV rail transport trolley. In the same year, Newamstar successfully presented it on CBST exhibition in Shanghai, and received wide attention from lots of companies in the industry. In 2016, automated material transport under special circumstances is solved by researching and developing non-rail AGV transport trolley. Through the introduction of advanced visual logistics simulation software, we can make simulation test in the project planning process, and do all kinds of system analysis and engineering verification for the model to get the final optimized the design. It can also quickly confirm the logistic equipment solution, further verify the feasibility of the project, provide improving and management basic data for the system, and reduce operating costs of production enterprises.
Currently, Newamstar are upgrading internal logistic system within the enterprise based on stereoscopic warehouse system, which is going to build an automated logistics system by using AGV non-rail intelligent trolley to distribute the raw materials, and create a new automated management system with the product lifecycle management, process management and information management.
A new era, a new chapter, a new dream. With the evolution and promotion of intelligent stereoscopic warehouse system, it will help beverage manufacturers to clarify and refine requirements, quantify data target and accuracy control of the production process, and finally help to realize the intelligent, automation and modernization of plant.