The Tetra Pak factory in Querétaro is one of the largest in the world. 11 billion containers are produced annually.
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The factory produces more than 60 different combinations of sizes and formats. The packaging consists of 75% paper and only material from forests certified for responsible forest use and certified by bodies such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is used.
Every year, the plant produces 11 billion containers that are used by companies such as Jumex, Lala and Alpura, and which are distributed to the markets of Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America.
Tetra Pak Querétaro also has the highest level of autonomous maintenance, making it the second plant in Mexico to add this distinction and confirm its performance and organization. For this reason, by 2020 they plan to receive World Class Manufacturing, the highest recognition in terms of production.
To celebrate this award, the factory was visited by Annika Thunborg, the Swedish ambassador to Mexico, who toured the factory facilities to learn more about the work being done there.
The visit was led by Juan Carlos Morales, general manager of Tetra Pak, who pointed out that the plant is fed by roller with two production lines that work 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“The factory is considered one of the most efficient and has the shortest delivery time, given the variety of formats and containers produced here. The more than 350 employees who work here are proud of the work we do every day to meet new consumer needs,” Morales emphasized.
The executive explained that due to urbanization, consumers eat part of the food they had for breakfast on the street, which is why Tetra Pak is betting on new presentations and sizes of juices and nectars.
“Changes in consumer trends in recent years in Mexico have favored the growth of fruit drinks and 100% natural juices, which creates important business opportunities. For this reason, we work every day to create containers that are easy to pour, that are hygienic, that protect the product and that are easy to transport,” explained Morales.