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The Carlsberg Malaysia Group is replacing two existing filling lines for beer with a state-of-the-art glass line from Krones that combines returnables and non-returnables processing.
Heineken Malaysia invests in a new canning line from Krones and expands its brewhouse with Steinecker technology.
Republic Services is banking on technology from Krones for the United States’ first vertically integrated plastics recycling facility for PET and PO.
Chongqing Pinzheng Food of China has opted for Krones – twice over: ordering two aseptic lines to ensure the highest product standards.
Whether PET, film or polystyrene, the newly opened Recycling Technology Center conducts material tests for customers from all over the world.
Germany’s first in-person trade fair in two years was a resounding success. And Krones hit the mark with its focus on plant-based drinks.
Evoguard is continuously expanding its range of pumps, which includes not only single and multi-stage models but also self-priming centrifugal pumps.
The new module of the Evotube family effortlessly handles not only heating and cooling jobs but also CIP processes and can be integrated into any line.
Providing the energy required for cooling: The Krones VapoChill series designed on a modular principle is suitable for use not only in the food and beverage industry but in chemical and pharmaceutical plants as well.
Depending on the ingredient base and the type of equipment used, there are different options for making oat drinks. Krones offers customers three process variants.
Around the world, plant-based alternatives to dairy milk are becoming more and more popular.
AB InBev is working on innovative packaging designs in its Tattoo Alpha Plant – with DecoType direct printing technology from Dekron.
Krones’ sustainability-consultancy team assists customers in reducing their operating costs and CO₂ emissions, thus helping to enhance the sustainability of their plants.
Seven years filled with a lot of experiences and fascinating colleagues in a great many different countries.
Obtaining proteins and energy from spent grains and yeast: Steinecker Phoenix BMC is paving the way towards a carbon neutral, energy-self-sufficient brewery.
To accomplish that goal, they’ve opted for an updated SAP infrastructure and an upgraded, integrated package of Krones software solutions across all production lines.
Krones delivers a multi-functional line to the natural spring water bottler Evian. The line is able to handle PET as well as cans and glass bottles.
Since the end of 2021 a Diversity Board at Krones has been supporting a range of measures aimed at encouraging the equal treatment of women in work.
Flavoured alcoholic mixed drinks, highly carbonated soft drinks and beverages with health benefits are booming in Japan – Will they soon also be bestsellers in other countries?
Female service technicians still stand out. The first female service technician at the Krones Center East Africa chats about her experiences and her way into the field.
Gräfliches Hofbrauhaus Freising operates one of the first Linatronic AI empty-bottle inspectors, thus substantially reducing material wastage.
Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. is putting two Krones filling lines with Ergo Bloc L into operation in two years’ time.
When it comes to filling, labeling, and packaging their dishwashing and laundry detergents, household cleaners, and personal care products, fit GmbH relies on expertise from Krones.
The Saudi company Jasmine Water and Beverages Factory has put into operation a new plant – with two Krones filling lines to start with.
Varun Beverages Limited, India’s largest PepsiCo licensee, has ordered no less than five ErgoBloc L wet-end blocks from Krones.
The Belgian brewery De Brabandere has strengthened its export business by commissioning a canning line from Krones.
The Indian Coca-Cola licensee Moon Beverages Limited has ordered its first turnkey line including an ErgoBloc L from Krones.
The co-packer Konings Drinks has once again installed a turnkey line from Krones, this time a canning line with autoclaves for sensitive beverages.
Krones’ dual training programme in Nairobi, Kenya, brings forth its own excellently trained service technicians.
The Austrian beverage group Starzinger has teamed up with KIC Krones to implement an entirely new hygiene concept on its filling lines.
The dairy Milchwerke Berchtesgadener Land Chiemgau eG has contracted Krones to replace the wet end of its returnable-glass line for milk.
FrieslandCampina has once again chosen Krones dry-aseptic technology and fills its evaporated milk on a Contipure AseptBloc.
The West African beverage producer Multipac has ordered two more Krones PET lines, one for CSDs and one for still water.
The Belgian brewery Omer Vander Ghinste has installed a Steinecker brewhouse and a returnable-glass line from Krones to modernise its production operation.
The City Group in Bangladesh placed two orders with Krones, one for two complete edible-oil lines and one for a still-water line – all of them as turnkey projects.
The Chinese metropolis Jinan is well-known not only for its many water springs but also for its internationally renowned universities and successful companies, which have gained the region a global reputation for scientific research and innovation.
Mamuda Beverage Nigeria Limited has placed a turnkey order with Krones for the installation of two PET lines, each rated at 45,000 bottles per hour.
Händlmaier has now for the first time put its trust in a turnkey glass line from Krones for producing its mustards, sauces and dressings.
How recycled PET can be used for beverage packaging – and why it pays off.
The Ghanaian beverage producer Kasapreko has placed an order with Krones for its ninth filling line, an ErgoBloc L for still water rated at 80,000 bottles per hour.
Since its founding, Evoguard has manufactured 500,000 valves. The milestone valve will go to the Portuguese company Perfinox.
Guinean company Sonoco enters the beverage-filling business with two lines from Krones and Kosme for cans and PET bottles.
RSS feeds make sure that you will in future always be notified immediately when there is something new for you to read and discover in the Krones magazine.
Spitz of Austria is using the Modulfill Bloc FS-C filler-seamer block for cans – in hygienic design with a small cleanroom.
The Bangladeshi company Akij Food and Beverage commissioned a turnkey PET ErgoBloc L line rated at 81,000 bottles per hour.
New central power plant built, existing CHP plants upgraded: Krones reduces future carbon emissions at its Neutraubling site by around 400 metric tons per year.
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Germany has once again chosen filling technology from Krones and installed a new canning line at its Dorsten facility.
Milk alternatives – also known as non-dairy drinks or plant-based drinks – are extremely popular at the moment. And Milkron knows what is important for their production.
We show the effects that batch processing has on blending products with an intense flavour, such as beer-based mixed drinks, hard seltzers or CSDs.
The craft brewers at Fuerst Wiacek have invested in the first brewery they can call their own – and they’ve chosen a Steinecker brewhouse and a canning line from Kosme.
The family-owned and operated company Förstina Sprudel will bring yet another turnkey plant from Krones online – this one for returnable glass bottles.
How can Krones protect its employees against the coronavirus on business trips and service assignments? And what happens if somebody does fall ill?
In a major technology shift, Danone Waters is planning to order ErgoBloc technology from Krones for Europe in the next three years, among them Volvic brand.
Meat and other refrigerated products: System Logistics offers the optimal logistics concept for the Tosano supermarket chain.
How to cut costs in shrink-pack production while simultaneously upgrading its sustainability: An analysis reveals the best packaging film for each individual application.
Krones installed a water treatment system for Tibet Glacier Mineral Water – at 4,300 meters above sea level.
25 years of Krones website – We invite you to accompany us on a journey back to the year 1996, when the first official Krones homepage was born.
For the first time, the Turkish beverage producer Kristal Kola has put its trust in Krones' turnkey competence – and opted for a complete canning line.
The South Korean beverage producer Samyang Packaging has entrusted its aseptic operations to Krones technology – and ordered not just one but two complete lines.
EU Directive translated into ingenious reality: change-over to tethered caps pays for itself with the lighter-weight GME 30.40 neck finish.
The Turkish mineral water producer Beypazari is growing its filling capacity with a second high-performance glass line from Krones.
Krones’ most versatile recycling line yet has gone into operation at a German recycler’s plant.
A conversation with three Krones sustainability experts about climate protection, sustainability regulations, and human rights within global supply chains.
A new brewery is being built in China – and its owner, China Resources Snow Breweries, has chosen Krones to deliver all four new glass lines.
Woman power in a male-dominated field: Premwadee Mongkolnam is the only woman to serve as a site manager at Krones – and she masters her job with great success.
When producing sensitive beverages, one way to ensure their stability and high quality is to deaerate them.
The Croatian drinks producer Jamnica Plus is installing an aseptic line from Krones for the first time.
Sustainability in the brewing process is one of the most topical issues in the sector. Here EquiTherm scores in terms of customer feedback and impressive results.
The craft brewing industry finally came together again – for a good chat in person and some innovative technology.
Grupo Petrópolis awarded a turnkey project to Krones in 2018, including an 8-million-hectolitre Steinecker brewery and four lines for glass and cans.
IDS Borjomi International invested in two aseptic filling lines from Krones. These are going to be erected in plants in Russia and the Ukraine.
Ahmad Alsheikh, an expert in reinforcement learning, is a welcome addition to the research and development team at Krones – assuring further optimisation through machine learning.
A research project jointly pursued by Krones and Alpla attests to the microbiological safety of sensitive beverages filled in returnable PET containers.
The Spanish dairy group Grupo Leche Rio is expanding an existing aseptic line from Krones to accommodate container sleeving.
After many cycles, injection-moulding tools exhibit signs of wear and tear. An overhaul of your hot runner will prevent a production standstill.
The Chinese beverage company Jin Mai Lang has once again contracted Krones to build three complete high-speed PET container filling lines.
The can is a genuine sustainability and recycling champion. Krones offers fit-for-purpose solutions for this beverage container, too.
Krones is using its extensive experience in IT and the beverage industry to help bring software landscape up to date.
Dirk Scheu, a long-standing Krones employee, is a freshly minted water sommelier. In this interview, he tells us more about this out-of-the-ordinary training course.
OeTTINGER Brauerei upgrades an existing line for filling beer in returnable bottles glass at its headquarters in Oettingen.
Mineralbrunnen Krumbach is updating the wet end of an existing filling line for glass – with brand new machines from Krones.
An overview of frequently used terms and the basis of digital production
The Austrian mineral water bottler Vöslauer is expanding an existing non-returnable-PET line to also handle returnable containers in the future.
After a coronavirus infection, three colleagues had to be brought back home from their business travel in Ethiopia under special protective measures.
Robot technology in aseptic filling: Fully automatic format change-over systems for the Contipure AseptBloc DA
Following the installation of a palletizing system, the German mineral water company RhönSprudel is now commissioning the complete wet end of a returnable-glass line from Krones.
An ecologically sensible solution for packaging drinking water and edible oil: The Contiform 3 BigBottle produces PET containers with a volume of up to eight litres.
120 hours of production, and a mere 90 minutes for cleaning: The Contipure AseptBloc DA-P sets a new record in terms of line availability.
The Austrian wine producer Winzer Krems is updating its plant with a new wine bottling line and a wine filtration system – both from Krones.
Pure enjoyment for all the senses: Destilla, a producer of flavours and essences, had its top-quality product samples digitally decorated, using DecoType technology from Dekron.
Steinecker is now launching the new software release 4.0 for the Botec F1 process control system, which boasts numerous improvements.
The mineral water bottler VILSA-BRUNNEN will in future produce natural mineral water and spritzers on a wet-aseptic line from Krones. The company’s new high-bay warehouse will be erected by System Logistics.
To Do App, FindTime and the PowerPoint Live Feature: Silke Riedl presents technologies to help you in your everyday work.
Sparkling, light, low in calories and alcohol, hard seltzer has risen to become the new “it” beverage. Its success began – as so often – in the US.
Your online platform with news from the Krones universe: Ongoing customer projects, technological innovations and a glimpse behind the scenes at Krones.
Alongside the Barifill Canto, Kosme is presenting another innovation: the Canto can filler.
Up to 80 per cent less water consumption, thanks to wastewater recycling
At FATs, the customer inspects his machine on site with us before it sets off. Now a digital alternative was required.
Paul Schönheit knows what makes an aseptic system tick. Explaining this, however, was not easy on his first of many trips to Asia.
Flexibility and helpfulness are particularly in demand during the pandemic – and can also turn everyday working life completely upside down.
In an interview, two colleagues tell us how Krones has prepared for the EU regulation on tethered caps and what needs to be considered.
Andreas Müller and Dr. Christian Philipp take a look at short-term makeshifts and long-term developments of the Krones Academy.
High-bay warehouse, new bottling line for returnable glass: How Adelholzener Alpenquellen GmbH has been getting ready to meet the steadily rising demand.
A different way of generating chlorine dioxide is the new solution for cost-effective disinfection that is also friendly to the environment and machine materials.
Industry 4.0 made manifest: A smart servo controller continuously monitors all drive-related information.
An electrodeionization within a water treatment system further reduces the TDS considerably, to less than 0.1 milligrams per liter.
The new HLI series of HST homogenizers offers many advantages in terms of energy and media efficiency.
Dynafill – filling and crowning on a single unit, in just five seconds. Krones has now upgraded a prototype.
With Rapid Parts on Demand, it is possible for clients to produce spare parts on their own 3D printer.
Two of Krones’ fastest can filling lines in Europe are at Hell Energy in Szikszó, Hungary.
In the field of bottling, Krones has maintained a long-standing partnership with Eckes-Granini, the biggest producer of branded fruit juices in Europe.
Less than two years after the machine’s market launch, the 100th Contiform 3 Speed stretch blow-moulder was sold.
Climate protection is one of the most urgent tasks of our time – and Krones accepts its share of corporate responsibility by introducing various action packages.
For the first time, a Hydronomic water treatment system from Krones is being used by a public utility.
Ice River Springs fills its products exclusively in PET bottles made of 100 percent recycled PET – and for that they rely, without exception, on technology from Krones.
Vitaqua GmbH started with four Krones bottling lines in 2007, and now Krones has delivered the company’s seventh PET line.
The VapoChill cooling tower is designed to match specific cooling requirements and local climate conditions.
An aseptic overhaul during a pandemic can face a number of hurdles, as our Chinese colleagues report.
Krones joins an EU initiative that encourages recycling. Jonas Fabian Hunold explains what this means for Krones and for sustainable packaging.
Krones unites international forces and talents to bring out the best in its products. This is also the case with our bottle designers in Dubai.
Krones celcare is a compressible, cellulose-based filter aid for beer clarification.
Makkah Water is modernising its main plant and has ordered an ErgoBloc L, two complete high-speed lines and a new water treatment system from Krones.
Barifill Canto is the first multipurpose filler for glass bottles, PET containers, and cans – not only from Kosme but within the entire House of Krones.
Krones and Owens-Illinois have concluded a collaboration agreement, so as to combine their specialised knowledge of glass handling and mechanical engineering.
Borsodi Brewery in Hungary is the Molson Coors Brewing Company’s strategic production hub for Central Europe. A new canning line from Krones has them ready for the future.
Ustersbacher Brauerei’s heart beats green. For years, the family-run brewery has steadily and systematically endeavored to make their operations energy self-sufficient using the Steinecker Brewnomic concept.
When RISE Kombucha installed its first automatic bottling line, it was preparing for a growth spurt. The Krones line is designed to fit for many years to come.
With the Accuflow Pro, containers can be spaced out and buffered gently.
With Evotube, Evoguard is now selling Krones’ field-proven heat exchangers as individual modules as well.
Reliably identify water droplets. The Linatronic AI dramatically reduces false rejects.
Phoebus is Krones’ solution for cross-flow membrane filtration in beer production.
The Störtebeker Braumanufaktur has been getting ready to meet the steadily rising demand for its beers: by investing in bottling technology from Krones, a high-bay warehouse from System Logistics and matching IT solutions from Syskron.
The new Krones climate strategy is Science Based Targets approved. Peter Steger gives details and explains what distinguishes the strategy.
The traditional brewery Schneider Weisse now uses a new glass filler and the maintenance system, Share2Act Assistance.
During the first wave of coronavirus, Krones and its customers successfully shifted the majority of their communication to the virtual world.
To bring employees together and train them at the same time, Krones Inc. introduced 'Lunch and Learns'. A colleague introduces the concept.
The coronavirus is keeping the world on tenterhooks. Nevertheless, the situations at our international sites differ.
In addition to providing medical care for emergencies and acute complaints, the company doctors at Krones are primarily responsible for prevention.
Crises like the coronavirus call for support across all sectors and Krones was able to help in regard to disinfectants and their packaging.
Under strict security measures, operations in the USA could be maintained during the coronavirus.
Efficient virtual communication enables our machines to be delivered and serviced despite travel and contact restrictions.
Individualised bottle printing and providing astonishing visual and tactile effects: O-I, manufacturer of glass containers, is using the digital decoration technology from Krones’ Dekron subsidiary.
Time for some new investment: Kaiserdom has replaced its 50-year-old Steinecker brewhouse by a new, energy-efficient brewing system from Krones.
Thanks to LitePac, Akvavita saves 90 per cent of plastic for the packaging and 40 per cent of energy during the production process.
The Contiform Bloc BF-C is the compact, affordable block variant for still-water bottling.
The Modulfill Bloc FS-C for cans scores highly not only in terms of hygiene, but of footprint as well.
In our fact check, we examine the pros and cons of plastics.
Selected components from the 3D printer will soon become tangible reality at Krones.
Krones and MHT work on shared development projects for new bottle ideas.
With LitePac Top, Krones offers a sustainable packaging variant for cans.
Numerous new design features enhance the crowner’s hygiene levels still further.
Krones’ subsidiary Milkron has completed its largest project to date: planning and engineering a new dairy for TINE. The project also integrates expertise from Krones, Evoguard, HST, and Syskron.
Six new lines in five years: the Molkerei Gropper dairy has a clear commitment to bottling milk and juices in PET.
The coronavirus called for changes in the everyday work at Krones in Germany such as strict hygienic measures or remote work.
The winners of a brewing competition at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences brew something special with Johannes Eymess.
Silke Riedl explains which features the software Microsoft Teams has at Krones – from chatting and telephony to collaborative working.
A glue pallet ensures that customers get their desired look for beverage packaging – but only if it is designed and manufactured precisely.
Mozart Distillerie has opted for spherical glass bottles with paper foil and labels. Krones developed a rather special customised labeller for this client.
With a canning line from Krones, Vanhonsebrouck is making an emphatic statement on Belgium’s specialty beer market.
At Nera Kritis’ new facility in the north of Greece one of the first ErgoBloc LM in the smallest size category is up and running.
In the last ten years, Hijos de Rivera has tripled its sales. Most of the requisite brewing and bottling kit came from Krones.
A new glass line from Krones has marked the completion of Murau brewery’s investment thrust.
A Contipure AseptBloc DN ensures that Spitz can supply the Austrian supermarkets with juices and ice tea to even better effect.
Bidco Africa, East Africa’s leading producer and manufacturer of fast-moving consumer goods, is for the first time also producing soft drinks – bottling them on two complete lines from Krones.
Within just eleven short months, Krones installed for Kenya Breweries Ltd. in Kenya an entirely new brewery with an annual capacity of one million hectolitres.
Leading soft-drinks producer Britvic is gearing up for the future – and has accordingly installed four Krones lines and a high-bay warehouse from System Logistics at its at its Rugby plant in United Kingdom.
Skol Brewery Ltd. in Rwanda needed to upsize its bottling capacities and opted for a complete line from Krones.
Pepsi Bottling Ventures has been running a brand new line for bottling water at its WOW plant since early 2019.
In the south of Ethiopia, a complete line from Krones and Kosme for bottling water proved to be the ideal choice for the start-up company Garamba Bottling PLC.
Every year, Niehoffs-Vahinger bottles around 570,000 hectolitres of beverages: the lion’s share of them on a new Krones glass line.
UHT milk bottled aseptically in PET is a completely new market in Russia. Pyatigorskiy Dairy is the first plant to install an aseptic line from Krones for this purpose.
From baled post-consumer plastic to new packaging – rPlanet Earth has built a vertically integrated recycling and production plant in Vernon, California, with Krones as one of its general contractors.
With beer sales higher than expected and capacities at their limits, Kursk Brewery decided to build a second brewing plant. The complete greenfield project was handled by Krones.
The German-Russian company EkoNiva is Russia’s largest producer of raw milk. Now, it has begun to process and package some of that milk itself. And Krones has delivered the first PET bottling line for the job.
Russia’s most state-of-the-art brewery went into operation in mid-2018 in Chistopol, in the Republic of Tatarstan. Krones built the complete greenfield brewery for Tatspirtprom, one of the country’s three biggest spirits producers.
The new Eurest operations manager provides information about Krones' gastronomy and possible changes to healthy meals or even sustainability.
The Taihu Brewery brews about 150 different beers a year – using a MicroCube and a CombiCube B from Steinecker.
Six ErgoBloc systems within two and a half short years – you can safely say that those responsible at Fine Bio are genuine fans of Krones’ block solutions.
In the summer of 2018, the mineral water bottlers Salvus have commissioned a complete returnable-glass line from Krones, thus continuing their commitment to the regional market for returnables.
Fachingen Heil- und Mineralbrunnen GmbH, a company producing medicinal and other mineral waters, has commissioned its first complete line from Krones, a new returnable-glass line.
Silke Riedl experienced a lot at the Microsoft Modern Workplace Assistant Summit, from keynote speeches to exciting breakout sessions.
VPN, MFA, Authenticator App and Microsoft Teams – Silke Riedl tells us what her mobile working days at Krones looks like.
Ten out of a total of 16 filling lines that are up and running at Fonti di Vinadio now bear the Krones logo – and five of them feature an ErgoBloc L.
Boulevard Brewing invested in filling and packaging technology from Krones in order to be able to offer its beers in cans as well.
The generously dimensioned halls at Yanbian Nongshim accommodate three Krones lines equipped to the latest state of the art. They are almost identical in their layout, and an ErgoBloc L constitutes the heart in each case.
A can line was added to the machinery at Founders – thus ensuring that the brewery relies on the House of Krones for all its needs, from brewing in the brewhouse through to filling and packing in cans and its after-sales service with the Krones.shop.
For a long time now Creature Comforts has relied on Krones for its brewing needs, or to be more precise, on the Steinecker CombiCube. For filling in cans, the Craft Brewery now chose a can line with Craftmate.
What New Realm Brewing appreciates about Krones and Steinecker is not only the reliable quality of the equipment, but also the commitment of the entire team.
How the Pepsi North America Beverages Tampa plant used the latest Krones technology to help not only its own operations but local hurricane victims as well.
How Cargill’s new Krones turnkey PET line for vegetable oil helped its Sidney, Ohio, plant gain competitive advantage.
Starzinger is the first company to use LineXpress L from Krones in its complete version, enabling the bottling operation to be changed over automatically to different products, types, formats and packs.
The new intralogistics solution for the ZGM winery comprises a 30-meter high automatic high-bay warehouse with 13 storage levels and a driverless transport system and pallet conveyors.
Krones delivered the complete equipment for a new craft brewery to London. Camden Town Brewery decided in favour of the EquiTherm Brew energy recovery system to save energy in its brewing process.
With its still waters filled in glass bottles, St. Leonhards Quellen are the market leaders in Germany’s specialist organic-food retailers. Now the company installed a new bottling line from Krones, rated at 28,000 bottles per hour.
For the first time, the Brazilian family firm Zanlorenzi has opted for PET containers – which it fills in an aseptic process on a Contipure AseptBloc DA from Krones.
A new oil line with an output of 22,000 containers per hour replaced a grand total of three older Krones lines at NT – thus allowing the Hungarian company to eliminate existing shortages while simultaneously increasing its filling capacities.
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