Unilever is scaling up production of its T.O by Lipton capsule tea brewer. The brewer is available in France where it has enjoyed enthusiastic consumer response.
In November ESCATEC, one of Europe’s leading electronics and mechatronics design and manufacturing firms announced that it had delivered on a multimillion Euro manufacturing contract with Unilever to begin high volume production at a new factory in Malaysia.
“Optimal brewing conditions vary from tea to tea,” explained Stefan Schwendt, technology director Refreshment Europe at Unilever. The T.O identifies the blend across a range of more than 30 capsules and determines the corresponding optimum brewing requirements accordingly. “The T.O by Lipton is the perfect way to do this - releasing the flavors and aromas by adjusting the brewing time and temperature for each different type of tea,” he said. In Europe 10 capsules sell for $4.20 (€3.90)
ESCATEC was able to exploit its global footprint to deliver on this project, said Dr. Marcel W. Hueppi, ESCATEC’s director of beverage systems. “We have considerable expertise in bringing household brewing machine projects to success,” he said.
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