New types of Tetra Rex® machines, the TR/5 and the TR/6 – designed and built in Sweden – are now introduced. In the Tetra Brik Aseptic system the packages are formed from sterilised packaging material and filled under sterile conditions.
17 1970 Following a reorganisation of the com - pany, Tetra Pak International AB is set up. AB Tetra Pak becomes a production company and AB Tetra becomes the sales company for Sweden. A new Development Department is set up in Pfungstadt, Germany, comprising the technical nucleus of the recently-acquired Selfpack company. The primary task is to design a small Tetra Brik® machine as a comple- ment to the large model. Manufacture of this new machine starts at Hochheim, the German base for Tetra Pak. In Arganda, Spain, a new plant for packaging material is set up. 1971 The machine programme for Tetra Rex® is extended to include a high-capacity model, the TR/4, which produces 10,000 one-litre cartons per hour. Production of packaging material is extended to two new plants, one in Gotemba, Japan, and the other in Dijon, France. The total production of Tetra Pak packages exceeds 10 billion units.
1972 For the first time, Tetra Pak® exhibits in the People’s Republic of China. This takes place at the Peking Trade Fair. A training centre is opened in Nairobi, Kenya. An agreement is signed with the Soviet dairy industry, for the delivery of 20 Tetra Brik® packaging lines. 1973 Development work in Germany is sup- plemented by a Tetra Pak laboratory for quali - fied surface chemistry, based in Stuttgart. The Latina factory in Italy commences the pro - duction of packaging material. Tetra Pak has training centres in all parts of the world. This photograph is from Nairobi, Kenya.
19 1974 The Tetra Brik® Aseptic system is intro- duced in North America by Laiterie Cité, Canada. Concentrated juice is packed in 200 ml Tetra Brik Aseptic cartons and becomes a major product for the Swedish dairies. Two development groups, personally directed by Dr. Ruben Rausing, are set up in Denmark. Australia starts its own plant for packaging material. 1975 A major contract is signed with Iran, within the framework of an extensive social programme highlighting the protein supply. In Moerdijk, Holland, and Romont, Switzerland, production of packaging material commences in two new plants. Concentrated juice becomes a best seller for the Swedish dairy industry.
20 1976 The first field test concerning the Tetra King packaging system takes place in a small number of shops in the area of Lund, Sweden. 1977 The Tetra Brik® packaging system is introduced in the US and a new company, Brik Pak Inc., is formed. Machines for the Tetra Rex® Flat Top carton are being commissioned by customers. The total production of Tetra Pak® packages exceeds 20 billion units. 1978 The first Tetra King machine is delivered to Hansano Molkerei in Hamburg, Germany, packing cream in 250 ml packages.
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