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Krones at the interpack 2017

Are you already familiar with the House of Krones? This is an image of our five core sections: digitisation is the roof and superstructure, process, filling and packaging technologies, plus intralogistics, are the sturdy walls that support it, and the Lifecycle Service symbolises the solid foundation. And it’s precisely this house that we shall also be erecting at the interpack in Düsseldorf from 4 to 10 May 2017 – in virtual reality at least.

Varioline – the packaging virtuoso

One of our keynote exhibits there will be the Varioline, which has already succeeded most emphatically in gaining widespread acceptance in the bottling industry. This is because almost all bottlers are demanding maximised flexibility when it comes to end-of-the-line packaging – and Krones possesses precisely the right solution for this, in the shape of the Varioline: its modularised design comprises a cartoning module, feed module, and basic module, which can be combined to form a customised packaging system. This enables up to three-stage packaging processes to be implemented with just a single machine. But the Varioline is not just a packaging virtuoso, it's a genuinely miraculous space-saver as well: a single machine replaces up to six conventional individual machines with conveyors, which is reflected primarily in a spectacularly minimised footprint.

The Belgian specialty brewery De Brabandere is one of more than 30 bottlers who have already benefited from the Varioline’s versatility. It produces up to 34 different package types there. Brewmaster Yves Benoit is veritably entranced: “It’s the ultimate luxury for a brewery of our size: we can supply our customers faster. The quality of the packaging is better, and the automated packaging function is significantly more affordable. What’s more, we cause a smaller CO2 footprint, since intermediate transports for repacking are no longer needed. And as the Varioline can be swiftly modified to handle different formats, we are able to operate with significantly more flexibility, not least when it comes to our end-of-the-line packaging.”

Have we whetted your curiosity about what else will be on show in the House of Krones? Then we’d be delighted to welcome you to our stand 14E33 at the interpack in Düsseldorf from 4 to 10 May 2017.


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