Newamstar Customizes Multi-Functional Line For Wahaha

For a long time, the Chinese beverage market has maintained astonishing vitality and growth, thanks to China’s huge consumer population and continuous innovation, upgrading, and iteration of beverage production companies. Wahaha, as a leading domestic enterprise in the beverage industry, has been at the forefront of the industry since its establishment, adhering to innovation and constantly enriching its product lineup. Newamstar, as a leading domestic manufacturer of beverage packaging machinery, has had an inseparable connection with Wahaha since its inception. From traditional 5-gallon production lines to disposable large packaging water blowing-filling-capping combiblock lines, and from purified water high-speed blowing-filling-capping combiblock lines to carbonated beverage high-speed blowing-filling-capping combiblock lines, the cooperation between the two sides has become increasingly close.

With the trend of changes in beverage market being faster, a multi-function compatible production line has become the choice for beverage manufacturers.

Since 2015, Newamstar has started the cooporation with Wahaha about the equipment which can be used for both CSD beverage and drinking water, and successfully provided one 48,000 bottles/hour combiblock production line for Wahaha Yichang plant. The production line has been running smoothly until today, which is highly praised and appreaciated by Wahaha group.

Last year, Wahaha placed the second order for one 30,000 bottles/hour production line, which was installed in its Lhasa plant in Januray 2020, and already started mass production now.

Under the altitude of 3600m, Wahaha Lhasa plant is in a plateau environment with dry climate, hypoxia, and low air pressure. From machine design to manufacturing, transportation to installation, Newamstar has made rigorous verification for each step.

As is known to all, there are many precision parts in the production line, which are quite senstive to environment temperature, humidity and air pressure. During the manufacturing process, Newamstar technical team has fully considered the special ecological environment at high altitudes in Tibet, and has repeatedly checked and carefully demonstrated every step to meet the requirement of plateau configuration.

After the successful test running in Newamstar plant, all the equipment were delivered to Wahaha plant. However, some transportation problems occurred. Approaching the Chinese New Year, highways entering Tibet were strictly limited for the traffic flow, especially for large freight vehicles. The oversized equipment also brought some difficulties to the transportation. Newamstar considered all the tranportation details and took cold and frost protection measures in advance, and carried out relevant approval procedures, finally delivered the production line to Wahaha Lhasa plant within about half month.

During the line installation and commissioning process, the climate of the plateau was really a big challenge for both physical strength and spirit of the installation team. Approaching the Spring Festival, there was not much time left before mass production. Newamstar project team overcame the altitude sickness and worked against the clock, finished the line installation and commissioning and started production. The hardworking spirit and meticulous attitude of Newamstar team got unanimously recognition and appreciation from both Wahaha Lhasa plant and the headquarter.

The customized 30,000 bottles/hour combiblock production line can produce not only PET bottled drinking water but also CSD beverages. It has strong product compatibility and can realize fast switching from different products. The filling machine features with non-contact mass flowmeter type filling valve, which can realize high filling accuracy, efficient and stable performance, as well as guarantee product hygiene.

This project promoted the Plateau high-quality economic development on the one hand and deepened the cooperation between Newamstar and Wahaha group on the other hand. On the journey of turning from mechanical “manufacturing” to “intelligent manufacturing”, Newamstar will constantly go forward with Wahaha for the bright future.