New packaging line for a food company

Berrechid, Morocco
Acquisition of a semi-automatic packaging machine
Investment Size
€ 41,500
Financial results
Payback period: 4.76 years
Energy savings
13.13 Mwh per year
CO2 savings
7.51 tCO2eq /year
Cost saving / Energy saving / Competitiveness / waste reduction / Productivity gain/ improve its competitiveness

New packaging line for a food company

MULTIGRAIN is a Moroccan SME created in 2008, belonging to the agribusiness value chain. The company specializes in the sale, storage and bagging of cereals, legumes, carobs, olive oil and livestock feed. The products currently sold are packaged in 25 Kg, 50 Kg and 100 Kg bags. The company’s customers are wholesalers.


As part of the modernization of its production facilities, MULTIGRAIN undertakes to invest in the modernisation of its manufacturing units. This investment will allow the company to further improve its competitiveness and penetrate new markets while minimizing its energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions compared to the baseline.

The new packaging  line to be installed will consist of a semi-automatic packaging machine with a power of 14.5 kW and an average production capacity of 400 sachets per hour. The packaging machine is semi-automatic, with complete feeding process, weighing, bag filling and finished product output. It guarantees high precision and high speed throughout the packaging activity.

Due to this investment of more than €41,500, MULTIGRAIN will modernize its production equipment while optimizing energy consumption and reducing waste production thanks to a more advanced semi-automatic packaging line. The new installations will guarantee a gain in productivity compared to the reference line; as well as an energy saving of 13.13 Mwh / year (i.e., -69%) and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 7.51 tCO2eq / year. The return on investment is estimated at nearly 5 years.

Green Value Chain (GVC) in Morocco is a credit facility of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development(EBRD) to provide funding to local partner financial institutions for on-lending to Moroccan SMEs belonging to agribusiness, processing industries and logistics value chains and ecosystems. Supported by the European Union, the Green Climate Fund(GCF), the Korean Technical Assistance and Cooperation Account (KTACA) and the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund (EBRD SSF), the facility aims to improve competitiveness of SMEs and that of their value chains and ecosystems through highly efficient green investments.