Tetra Laval Honoured for Innovation

25 Nov 2011 --- Tetra Laval is recognised alongside world changing innovators that include Microsoft, Apple Inc., Procter and Gamble and Sony Corporation. Tetra Laval and other Top 100 innovators play an important role in boosting the global economy.

Nov 25 2011 --- Tetra Laval, Tetra Pak’s parent company, has been named as one of the world’s 100 most innovative companies in Thomson Reuters’ list of Top 100 Global Innovators. The recently launched programme honours companies and institutions that lead the world in innovation, driving inventions for economic growth, influencing future technologies and shaping the future.

Tetra Laval is recognised alongside world changing innovators that include Microsoft, Apple Inc., Procter and Gamble and Sony Corporation. Tetra Laval and other Top 100 innovators play an important role in boosting the global economy.

"Continuous innovation is a critical element of everything we do at Tetra Laval, enabling us to provide our customers and consumers with safe, healthy and environmentally sustainable food solutions.  We are honoured to be recognized for our innovations and the role they play in society," Jörgen Haglind, Group Communications Officer, Tetra Laval.

The Thomson Reuters 2011 Top 100 Global Innovator Program analyses a combination of patent data and related metrics to acknowledge innovation in its purest form – recognising those organisations that lead the world in the protection and commercialisation of invention, powerfully influencing future technologies.

The Tetra Laval Group is the leading group for food processing and packaging equipment in the world. Tetra Laval is organised in three industry groups: Tetra Pak, DeLaval and Sidel. With a presence in almost every market in the world, and with undisputed knowledge of the industry, the Tetra Laval Group is a truly global player within the field of food equipment.

Tetra Pak

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Company Overview

Tetra Pak is the world's leading company for food processing and packaging solutions. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. With close to 22,000 employees based in over 85 countries, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our motto, PROTECTS WHATS GOOD," reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere

Products

At Tetra Pak we are specialists in complete solutions for the processing, packaging and distribution of food products. Our solutions are specifically designed to be as economical with resources as possible. Dairy products, juices and nectars, ice cream, cheese, food and vegetables and pet food are examples of products that can be processed or packaged in Tetra Pak processing and packaging lines. We focus on keeping the consumption of all raw materials and energy to a minimum during both the manufacturing process and distribution. The processing solutions are also designed to treat the products gently.

Our products are divided into several categories:

Packages
Processing equipment
Filling machines
Distribution equipment
Service products
R&D

Our customers need faster, better and cheaper developments to reduce their operational costs and to increase performance in order to remain competitive. We invest in technology and new products in response to customers, consumer and market dynamics.

Environmental sustainability

We are committed to running our business in an environmentally sound and sustainable way. We set goals for continuous improvement in our development, sourcing, manufacturing, and transportation activities. As part of that commitment, we take a long-term and lifecycle view, continually improving environmental performance, communicating openly with our stakeholders and reporting regularly on our performance. Read about our environmental performance.

Food for Development

For more than 45 years, we have helped customers, governments, international and community-based organisations and farmers to provide milk and other nutritious drinks in schools around the world. Read about Food for development and our school milk projects.