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    High-speed canning line setting new benchmarks

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    Beijing Yanjing Brewery is one of China’s biggest brewing conglomerates. With its new canning line from Krones, the company is now setting not just one but two new standards in their group, firstly for speed and secondly for digitalisation.

    Everyone who lives in China or has travelled there has likely seen or heard the name of Yanjing. That is because the enterprise with its eponymous beer brand ranks among the country’s leading breweries.

    Yanjing can look back on decades of cooperation with Krones and has always put its trust in technology made in Germany. Indeed, the company was one of Krones’ first customers when we started to expand our business activities in China in the 1990s. From the beginning of our collaboration, Yanjing has invested in systems technology from Neutraubling at regular intervals – not infrequently in machines that are vitally important for assuring the quality of its products, such as fillers, labellers and inspection systems. But the company has also placed orders with Krones for all-inclusive turnkey jobs.

    Fastest canning line for Yanjing

    The latest investment project is also a turnkey line, this time for filling cans. Rated at 120,000 cans an hour, it sets a new speed record for Yanjing because none of the other lines at any of its over 30 facilities runs faster.

    The machines will be shipped from Germany to Beijing this summer and installed in the plant there as from autumn. The first saleable product is scheduled to run off the line in spring 2025.

    The plan is to install the line on two levels:


    The company wants to assure long-term viability not only for its machine technology but for its IT infrastructure as well. That is why it will here use the SitePilot Line Diagnostics software for the first time in the Yanjing Group. This system monitors all data of each individual machine and the entire line, providing Yanjing with all quality-, cost- and performance-related parameters of its production operation and thus ensuring enhanced levels of transparency.

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