Heye International celebrated the 20th anniversary of its supplier partnership with Australian glass packaging solutions provider, Orora.

Anniversary celebrations took place earlier this month at Orora’s glass manufacturing plant in Gawler, South Australia.

The event, attended by employees of both companies, reflected on the beginnings of the partnership in 2002 and looked to future collaborations.

The two companies cemented their friendship and commitment with a joint donation to a local charity project.

Throughout the past two decades, Heye has provided continuity of supply and technical support for Orora, a fact confirmed by a large new order placed with the German equipment manufacturer just before Christmas 2022.

The order will see Heye install the first SpeedLine IS machines to Orora’s Australian operation.

Orora Technology and Business Development Manager, Andrew Barreau, said:

“Having a responsive world-class technical partner like Heye makes a big difference to our operations.

"Our plant operates 24/7, so it is critical to have consistent and reliable support, which our partnership with Heye delivers.

"Together we have developed some clever remote solutions and this collaborative approach to innovative solutions is key to our long and successful partnership”.

He added: “We are actively seeking to improve flexibility around run lengths, further lightweighting and sustainability around low CO2 glass manufacturing. We are confident that Heye will play a key role in helping us address these challenges.”

The relationship with Heye will assist Orora in achieving its interim Climate change target of reducing Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by FY35 from an FY19 baseline.