As per 1 January 2019, our Sidel and Gebo Cermex business units form a single team called Sidel.


  • A long-term perspective on your production facility
  • Alternatives for long-term equipment and production line investment
  • Ensuring that your investments will be in accordance with your company’s long term policies and general objectives



  • Gebo Master Plan is a a long-term perspective on your production facility.
  • Providing management with alternatives for long-term equipment and production line investment, in order to achieve future marketing goals.
  • Detailing the phasing (scope, budget & schedule) of an expansion or modernization plan (3-5 years planning).
  • Ensuring an organization that every investment made within its scope will be in accordance with the company’s long term policies and general objectives.



  • Technical description of the proposed solution
  • Prioritization and general schedule
  • Detailed machinery selection, floor layouts and general implantation drawing
  • Detailed budgetary cost analysis per phases & disciplines
  • Detailed phasing of the production lines and schedule for each phase of the expansion
  • Marketing objectives accomplished by each phase of the Master Plan


Performance objectives

  • Improvement of efficiency
  • Increased production capacity to match future production needs
  • Rationalization of existing production
  • Improvement of production quality: less product rejection
  • Minimization of plant shut downs and interference on production thanks to accurate and prioritized scheduling


Functionality objectives

  • Minimization of changeover times, labor costs and maintenance
  • Improved line versatility to better react to market demands
  • Enhanced operations: ergonomic and safe workstations, easy access for material supply, safer machines, etc



  • One Project Manager: professional engineer specialized in packaging or process
  • One or more project engineers
  • Packaging or Process technicians
  • Mechanical / Electrical drafts people
  • Use of all the necessary resources and experience available from any other branch of the our group



Basic preliminary design and feasibility study

You are considering a project regarding your packaging line, whatever the scope? The basic preliminary design helps you translate it into different solutions and determine the best option before funding it and taking action.



  • Determine the relevance of the project
  • Define the perimeter of the project and its feasibility
  • Identify the key features to be addressed in the project to be successful
  • Translate the need for a project, funded or not, into different solutions and options



  • Precise and clear definition of the quantitative and qualitative project objectives
  • Project scope
  • Preliminary Budget
  • Resources
  • Technical description & list of equipment
  • Preliminary Planning
  • Estimated payback
  • Opportunities & Threats
  • Monitoring
  • Layouts of possible solutions and justification on preferred option


3D scan for brownfield projects

Conversion, restructuration, rehabilitation: secure your project!


As part of your equipment replacement or packaging line modification or re-engineering projects, our ‘Scanner 3D’ service range allows you to represent the environment of all or part of your production site.


The objective is clearly to work on and validate a project to integrate new equipment or to make a major modification on an existing production line, ensuring that the existing and future volumes work alongside each other, well ahead of installation of the equipment on site.



‘Scanner 3D’ is a digitalisation system using laser technology.

  • Installation of the scanner on site to perform a precise 3D survey of surfaces and objects
  • Consolidation of the point cloud
  • Modelling of common parts
  • Modification/deletion of existing elements
  • Integration of new equipment from the 3D design drawing of the machine



  • Half the time of a manual inventory
  • Highly precise inventory, to the nearest 2 mm
  • Detection of potential incompatibilities and blocking points
  • 100% guaranteed solution thanks to the reliability of the data collected
  • View a 3D hyper-realistic 360° representation of your future installation



Detailed preliminary design

You are about to engage resources and budget in a new project? The detailed preliminary study helps you define all the key technical parameters for a successful project.



  • Detailed definition of the scope of work for a funded project
  • SMART approach: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound
  • Functional Analysis
  • Functional Specifications: determination of the required resources and actions to reach the project objectives



  • Detailed layout
  • List of equipment and services
  • Detailed budget per discipline
  • Detailed schedule with phases: design, installation, start up
  • Project execution plan


Modeling and Simulation

  • Assess the real potential of the line by using advanced simulation.
  • Predict with accuracy the impact of new investments on the Return On Investments.
  • Verify line ergonomics.


Objectives for new lines

  • Validate design principles or options to estimate line efficiency probability
  • Show impact of lines on circulation areas and clear view of piping network


Objectives for existing lines

  • Evaluate the impact of the different problems observed on line efficiency
  • Determine which part of the line should be redesigned
  • Evaluate and quantify each proposal


Structure of a simulation project

  • Study of the plan (kick-off meeting)
  • Definition of the objectives: performance, capacity, optimization capability, comparative analysis
  • Preparation of the specifications and standard of experimentation
  • Determining of the necessary data and flows to be simulated
  • Determining of the assumptions for modeling
  • Preparation of layout and creation of the model
  • Check and validation of the model
  • Feeding of the simulator with recorded and treated data
  • Building up and testing of realistic "What if" scenarios (more accumulation, new machine with better availability, new machine with higher speed…)
  • Analysis of the results of the various experiments, data presentation


Proof of principle

  • Objectives: validate a technical solution on a test loop or achieve a custom development
  • Deliverables: customer container test in R&D loop, bench test, and report of the simulation results