The new returnable-glass line, rated at 42,000 bottles per hour, replaces an older line. It also makes the fifth complete line Förstina has purchased from Krones since 2001, following three returnable-PET lines in 2001, 2003, and 2006 and a 20,000-bph returnable-glass line that was delivered in 2019.
The third-generation family enterprise Förstina Sprudel has once again opted for a turnkey line from Krones.
|Project:||Turnkey returnable-glass line|
|Client:||Förstina Sprudel Mineral- und Heilquelle Ehrhardt & Sohn GmbH & Co.|
New line rated at 42,000 returnable glass bottles per hour, including
An efficient system for sorting crates and bottles is also integrated into the line concept.
The “Treasure of the Rhön,” as the advertising slogan for the calcium-rich mineral water from Eichenzell, Germany, calls it, is filled exclusively in eco-friendly returnable bottles. With this investment, the regional bottler is consistently pursuing a sustainable business model, which uses 100% returnables. The new returnable-glass line fills mineral and medicinal waters in the following bottle types:
- 0.7-liter German Wells Cooperative (GDB) bottle (standard contoured bottle), in brown and blue water crates
- 0.75-liter GDB N2 bottle in the new design, packed in a sleek new blue crate
- Green 0.75-liter GDB medicinal-water bottle, in a green crate