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Krones magazine

Consummately complete aseptics

At Jus de Fruits d’Alsace (JFA), a French producer of fruit and vegetable juices, a new era has dawned.... Read more ›

A new beer every week

Avery Brewing in Boulder, Colorado, is ranked among the US-American craft beer scene's pioneers.... Read more ›

South Africa recycles

Mpact in late 2015 started operations with its MetaPure bottle-to-bottle PET recycling system. ... Read more ›

Consummately complete aseptics

A new beer every week

South Africa recycles

The best time for beer

Not from a dish-washer to a millionaire, as in the early days of the land of unlimited opportunities, but from a home-brewing hobbyist to one of the 20 largest craft breweries in the USA – and that within two short decades

Soft drinks for Amazonia

Right in the heart of the Brazilian rain forest, in the Amazon basin, the Grupo Simões, a part of Coca-Cola Brazil, has channelled substantial investment into expanding its filling capacities.

High speed line for high-proof drinks

Anyone touring the plant of the Mexican tequila producer Jose Cuervo will most probably feel like a time-traveller

Brewed in the jungle

Right in the heart of Peru’s rain forest, in Pucallpa, the Cervecería San Juan brewery has since 1975 been making its beers for the people living in this huge sparsely populated jungle region.

Brewing in the monastery

“We want to do the right thing” – and this is what the monastic community indeed endeavours to do, not least with the Trappistenbrauerei Koningshoeven affiliated to the abbey.

A new era of beer-brewing

The Paulaner Brauerei has been brewing its world-famous beers at the Nockherberg facility in Munich’s Au district for more than 380 years now.

Shining star

A yellow star on a red background: Estrella Damm is the well-known main brand of the Damm Group, sold primarily along the entire Spanish coast of the Mediterranean.

Unobtrusive excellence

The Herres Group, headquartered in Trier on the Moselle, is an internationally operating vendor of traditional and innovative beverages in the categories of sparkling and semi-sparkling wines, cocktails, premixes and soft wellness drinks.

Canned beer made in Switzerland

In Hochdorf in the Swiss canton of Lucerne, the Ramseier Suisse AG company operates the country’s largest independent brewery.


They have now successfully completed this upsizing project with a modified CombiCube B brewhouse and a bottling line featuring machines from Kosme and Krones.


In Munich’s Unterschleissheim suburb, two start-up entrepreneurs have proclaimed the craft-brewing republic, in the shape of their CREW Republic company.

Four high-speed ErgoBloc L

Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines is not letting the grass grow under its feet. At the beginning of 2013 the Mexican firm Coca-Cola FEMSA acquired a 51-per-cent holding in Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc..

Superbly flexible

Increased levels of demand in Indonesia were reason enough for the PT Suntory Garuda Beverage joint venture to install a complete hybrid line from Krones at their facility in Surabaya on the Indonesian island of Java in 2014.

Trendy brandy

33 million cartons - that corresponds to around 400 million bottles a year. With these incredible figures, Emperador Distillers Inc. (EDI) controls about 97 per cent of the Philippines' brandy market.

Aseptic - safe

The family firm Philippine Spring Water Resources, Inc. (PSWRI) is one of the first bottlers in the world


25 years ago, the first brew-pubs emerged here, followed by microbreweries in Quebec Province on the east coast.

Faces aplenty, but only one beer

The Steam Whistle Brewery in Toronto has adopted a strategy that is highly unusual for a craft brewery – it makes just one single type of beer, and a bottom-fermented pilsner type at that, which the company markets as Canada’s Premium Pilsner.

Mammoth bottle washer

The investment made by Molson Coors Canada in one of the biggest bottle washers ever built by Krones creates a potential for very substantial savings, and will pay off very quickly.

Beer on wheels

For the time being, three different beers are being brewed (Red Truck Ale, Red Truck Lager, Red Truck India Pale Ale) as well as a succession of speciality beers, like Porter and Belgian Blonde Ale.

Coruscatingly creative

Within just two and a half years, the Parallel 49 Brewing Company in Vancouver has rocketed from zero to an annual output of 20,000 hectolitres.

A new dimension

Diageo’s new brewhouse is a record-breaker. Firstly, there’s the sheer size of the vessels, with brews measuring up to 1,000 hectolitres.

Storage tanks (f)lying down

In the course of its history, Augustiner-Bräu has weathered a lot of expansions

Cacaolat has been saved!

“Salvem el Cacaolat!” The Catalan government’s urgent call for help “Let’s save Cacaolat!”

Kloud: a third major player

Using top-notch German brewing technology

Volcanic water

The state-owned mineral water producer Jeju on the eponymous island off the Korean coast owns South Korea’s most successful brand of water: Jeju Samdasoo, the market leader almost from the very beginning.

Doubled dynamics

The Petrópolis Group builds two new breweries in Brazil, with a capacity of twelve million hectolitres

Tyrol’s earliest brewery, latest state of the art

The brewing rights for the Zillertal Bier GmbH company were bestowed back in 1500. Since mid-2013, it has been making its beer in Zell am Ziller, Austria, exclusively in its newly built brewhouse from Steinecker.

Turning off the oil

No more invoices for heating oil.

Energy in cans

Two entrepreneurs who have been successfully selling contract-filled energy drinks and other “smart beverages”, especially abroad, have purchased the Überkinger company, one of Germany’s most tradition-steeped mineral water bottlers.

Transformed over the weekend

With production still ongoing, Norway’s biggest dairy company TINE changed its palletising operation at TINE Meieriet Oslo for products from six filling lines over to a new palletising centre – without a single hitch.

No compromises

The Schussenrieder Brewery is modernising its brewing facility in the spa of Bad Schussenried step by step.

Franconia frankly beats France

8,000 bottles an hour on a mere 240 square metres.

Drastic makeover

A few years ago, Åbro Bryggeri achieved a stunning turnaround by drastically revamping both its product range and distribution channels, and introducing new forms of packaging. This got the company back on course for becoming a flourishing model brewery.

Brewing for enjoyment

A spectacular location, a great idea, and brilliant beer. Little Creatures, headquartered in Fremantle, has since the turn of the century been driving forward the craft beer movement in Australia.

A pride of lions

Compared to this project, building a new brewery on a greenfield site would appear to be a almost a simple matter. But “The Pride” multi-beverage plant of New Zealand’s Lion food and beverage conglomerate was unlike any other project in many respects.

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