Krones

Cranes are being used to lift the heavyweight machines for the new returnable-glass line from Krones up to Level 5

The German brewery C. & A. Veltins ranks among the most technologically advanced privately owned breweries in Europe. To ensure that remains the case, the company’s leadership have been channelling a steady stream of investments into their brewery. At present, the name of the game is growth - innovation -...

The Contiform 3 Big Bottle is suitable for container volumes of up to eight litres, thus closing a gap in the group’s product portfolio

For millions of people all over the world, packaged drinking water is an essential part of their daily life, especially if they live in a region where they cannot depend on a reliable supply of potable tap water. Personal, health-related reasons or sensory preferences may also cause consumers to choose packaged...

In line with the one-stop-shop concept, Krones is now bringing the fields of mechanical engineering and digitalisation even closer together

That Krones supports its customers from the beverage and liquid-food sectors in optimising and digitalising their production operations, this is nothing new. In line with the one-stop-shop concept, Krones is now bringing the fields of mechanical engineering and digitalisation even closer together: Its customers will...

The Group’s Metapure technology recovers materials like PET bottles and polyolefin packages - in a quality enabling the recyclate obtained to be used in equivalent applications

Recycling lines for plastics are the circular economy’s lynchpins - and as such make a vital contribution towards protecting our natural environment and economising on valuable resources. On the other hand, they also consume resources, chief among them water. Which goes to show: A recycling technology’s sustainability...

The virtual Krones showroom serves as a communication platform

Virtual interaction instead of in-person meetings: particularly during the current coronavirus pandemic, new forms of communication are increasingly gaining in perceived importance. This applies not only to our private lives but also to Krones’ sales operation that has to do without trade fairs and may visit clients...

O-I Glass, Inc. and Germany’s Krones AG  signed a strategic collaboration agreement

O-I Glass, Inc. and Germany’s Krones AG signed a strategic collaboration agreement that aims to elevate glass by innovating together and to jointly create solutions for the growing glass market. “For O-I, glass is the preferred packaging solution in a world that increasingly values health, premium products and the...

The prize-winning entry involves a beverage bottle, the design and lifecycle of which were comprehensively created in accordance with sustainability criteria

With the “3 Circles” bottle, all of the individual elements and the entire lifecycle were designed to be sustainable. It is made one-hundred percent out of recycled PET and it itself can be completely recycled again after use. Instead of having a label which is normally unable to be recycled, the bottle was decorated...

Innocent’s new CO2-neutral bottling plant in the Port of Rotterdam is equipped with four complete Krones PET bottling lines and the corresponding IT landscape

Following long years of contract-bottling, the smoothie and juice producer innocent has decided to build the very first bottling plant of its own. Krones won the order for four complete PET bottling lines and the corresponding IT landscape. The paramount consideration for “the blender”, as innocent has christened its...

Generative manufacturing: Layer by layer to a finished component

In the industrial sector, 3D printing ranks among the major issues for the future, alongside robotics, digitalisation and machine learning. In this process, also known as additive or generative manufacturing, a 3D model created in CAD is converted into two-dimensional layers, which are then applied successively during...

The Contipure Aseptbloc DN at Spitz uses gaseous hydrogen peroxide for sterilisation, and can handle 24,000 containers per hour

Sliced bread, BBQ sauces, drinks - the portfolio of the food and beverage producer Spitz in Upper Austria is highly diversified. Demand for energy drinks, juices and ice tea is particularly high at present. Too high for the company’s only aseptic line, which at times was even running in four shifts. Which is precisely...