In 1991, Muszynianka was filling 1,500 bottles per hour on a small line. Even back then, the cooperative concentrated exclusively on filling mineral water, and in 1997 invested in its first PET line, bought from an Italian manufacturer. In subsequent years, a filler from Poland and pre-owned machines from German suppliers were added to the filling operation, whose output then increased to 5,000 in 2001, and to 12,000 containers an hour in 2003.
2005 marked the company’s breakthrough, both in qualitative and quantitative terms: Muszynianka was the first beverage bottler in Poland to opt for a block layout from Krones, which back then was still a new technology – a Contiform Bloc, incorporated in a complete line rated at 18,000 containers per hour. “That was a huge step forward for us,” says Managing Board Chairman Ryszard Mosur, “and in a way also an experiment. We were really eager to see how it would work out. At that time, a whole lot of other beverage producers flocked to our plant so as to have a close look at this reference line.” His verdict: the experiment was a complete success – and the line is still working today to the client’s complete satisfaction. Later on, the company started operation in a second, smaller filling plant located two kilometres away in Milik, with the aim of increasing production output. Today, two lines, rated at 10,000 0.6-litre bottles and 12,000 1.5-litre containers an hour respectively, are up and running at this facility. But even these upsized capacities were in the long run unable to meet demand.