The turtle is moving up north
2015 then saw Ganten take over the plant of a former contract-bottler. This company used to produce preforms and closures for Ganten and was already operating two Krones bottling lines, each featuring an ErgoBloc L, one for 48,000 and one for 30,000 bottles an hour. Ganten fills exclusively purified water in this plant. For this purpose, it has now upsized this facility’s capacities by installing another two Krones blow-moulder/filler block lines, for 72,000 and 54,000 bottles an hour respectively.
All of these factories are located in the south of China. Ganten’s distribution, however, covers all of the country: from the island of Hainan in the south right up to the Russian border in the north. The company supplies all sales channels, such as supermarkets, convenience stores and restaurants. So as to also render its services in the north of China more efficient, the turtle has moved up north. In the autumn of 2016, Ganten opened a new plant for purified water near Beijing. Here, a total of six turtle halls have been erected, accommodating eleven bottling lines, among them many with lower outputs, for filling 1.5-litre, 4.6-litre and 18.9-litre containers, with Krones installing four high-speed lines, each featuring a blow-moulder/filler block.