Clearly Drinks order a Makro roll feed labeller


Clearly Drinks of Sunderland has continued to go from strength to strength, providing innovative and sugar free beverages that meet evolving consumer needs. They produce a range of quality soft drinks for both UK and International customers including Perfectly Clear, a leading brand in their portfolio, which was the first flavoured water launched in the UK over 20 years ago.

Now one of the leading independent contract bottlers in the UK, Clearly Drinks have added to their growing list of clients with a significant co-packing contract, for a minimum of two years, for one of the leading UK retailers for their new range of low sugar soft drinks. This new contract covers bottle sizes of 0.5 litre, 1 litre and 1.5 litre, carbonated and still in PET, necessitating a line speed of 30,000 b.p.h with the labeller applying wraparound PET labels.

After a full evaluation of equipment on the market the decision was made to place the order for the new labeller with Makro Labelling UK for a Makro MAK 2 18 platform roll feed labeller.

Richard Portman, Managing Director of Makro Labelling UK commented, "This now makes Makro UK the most successful worldwide agent or subsidiary for supplying Makro roll feed labellers. We were able to take the client to a number of reference sites and I think what clinched the order for us was that we have a Roll Feed labeller specialist employed as one of our Field Service Team. Additionally, on one of the reference visits the client asked, "where is the machine operator?" to which the Production Manager answered, "there isn’t one, you will see in a minute that they only attend the labeller when a new roll of labels needs to be added". As the labeller comes with fully auto splicing, the machine never stops."