With the support of SIG’s Connected Pack solutions, Brazilian dairy producer Languiru Cooperative has reportedly become one of the leading market players in the southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul during a time of increasing competition and growing consumer demands. And to reaffirm its ongoing partnership with SIG, Languiru has commissioned another filling line from SIG.
Since implementing SIG’s pioneering digital solutions in 2017, Languiru has reportedly experienced a number of achievements. These include greater consumer trust and quality perception in their products, improvements in productivity, and now a market share growth that puts Languiru in the region’s top three largest dairy producers, according to Kantar WorldPanel. Before its traceability project with SIG, Languiru was the fifth largest dairy producer in Rio Grande do Sul.
To technically realize its vision of “Quality from beginning to end,” Languiru turned to SIG’s integrated Connected Pack platform – a drive to deliver unique digital coding technologies and track-and-trace solutions that ensure 100 percent connectivity and transparency, together with greater digital interaction and engagement.
“Languiru has always stood out for the quality of its products, and the use of SIG’s innovative Connected Pack technology has enabled us to strengthen this perception and show consumers that Languiru milk is truly differentiated,” said Languiru Cooperative president, Dirceu Bayer.
“We have no doubt that with SIG we have a greater competitive advantage within the market compared to many other brands,” added Bayer. “SIG understood our demands and developed a tailor-made solution for Languiru that demonstrates quality and therefore adds value to our brand.”
With a direct link to consumers, Languiru also has the opportunity for digital marketing activities, such as games, quizzes, and promotions. In addition to this, in-line monitoring capabilities and vast data collection in the product journey have enabled Languiru to optimize production and logistics, and manage quality risks more proactively. The process of product traceability in the supply chain has now been reduced from five hours to five minutes, making recalls significantly easier. And in 2018, Languiru recorded a productivity improvement of more than 5 percent at its dairy plant, resulting in less waste and improved costs.
Languiru has also commissioned a third SIG filling machine. This new line ensures that 100 percent of Languiru’s long-life milk and chocolate milk products, Chocolan, has surgical traceability with unique QR codes securing end-to-end traceability for consumers and Languiru.
“For SIG, our greatest achievement is the success of our customers. Being part of the growth of Cooperativa Languiru and its consolidation as a market leader in long-life milk in Rio Grande do Sul is very gratifying and shows SIG’s commitment to be not only a supplier but a solution partner,” said Ricardo Rodriguez, CEO of SIG Combibloc Americas.
In August, Languiru launched a new premium milk called Origem. The milk is produced by only five farms, which all have the Good Practices of the Farm seal – a local initiative recognizing dairy farms with best practices and processes – and are filled within 24 hours. The originating milk doesn’t have stabilizers, which maintains its purity, freshness, and flavor characteristics.
With SIG’s Connected Pack technology, consumers can obtain information about the milk and the farm where it was produced, as well as information from producers, time of collection, and satellite images of the farms.
Unique QR codes tied to the originating milk, as well as Languiru’s regular line, offer detailed information on factory quality tests and support traceability all the way to the shelf. This means Languiru can offer consumers an even more premium product with differentiation for those seeking a product of proven quality.
SIG’s Connected Pack is one of three value-adding segments that are part of its Value Proposition to help food and beverage producers meet increasing industry demands. Other solution-driven segments available include Product Innovation & Differentiation, and Smart Factory.
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