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.
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