Company Info



Synonymous with holistic systems engineering: Krones


The Krones Group, headquartered in Neutraubling, Germany, plans, develops and manufactures machines and complete lines for the fields of process, filling and packaging technology. And Krones also offers a fit-for-purpose solution for bottle-to-bottle recycling of PET containers. The product portfolio subsumed in the House of Krones is rounded off by numerous products and services from Krones subsidiaries, themed around digitalisation, for example, digital container decoration, intralogistics and in-house valve production. Every day, millions of bottles, cans, and special-shaped containers are handled on lines from Krones, particularly in breweries, the soft-drinks sector and at producers of still or sparkling wines, and spirits, but also in the food and luxury-goods industries, plus the chemical, cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors.

Since being founded in 1951, Krones has become far more than a traditional-style machinery and line manufacturer: it has evolved into an all-round vendor for its clients. Mechanical engineering, line expertise, process engineering, microbiology and information technology have here been harmoniously integrated for optimum synergies. Krones is nowadays synonymous with holistic systems engineering. The companys success is based on some few but crucial strategies: specialised knowledge of mechanical engineering and the customer sectors involved, a technical lead over its competitors driven by continuingly high expenditure on research and development, production facilities featuring state-of-the-art equipment operating to the most stringent of quality standards, backed up by worldwide 24/7 service support, and most especially by the skills of its highly trained and motivated staff.
More than 5,700 full and utility patents bear eloquent witness to the companys innovative potential.
Worldwide, Krones employs around 16,500 people. Consolidated sales in 2018 totalled 3.85 billion euros. Around 90 per cent of its products are sold abroad. The group includes not only Krones AG (listed on the stock exchange), but also more than 100 subsidiaries and further sales and service companies worldwide.
Krones product portfolio covers the following fields:
  • Stretch blow-moulding technology
  • Filling and closing technology
  • Aseptic filling
  • Labelling, direct printing and dressing technology
  • Inspection and monitoring technology
  • Cleaning technology, rinsers and pasteurisers
  • Packing and palletising technology
  • Conveyor technology
  • Systems engineering

Krones: a sustainable approach to plastic

Plastic is not waste, but a valuable resource.

Plastic is not waste, but a valuable resource. But why then such a large amount of plastic enters the environment? Billions of PET bottles are not reused, and this is estimated at 80-120 billion dollars a year. Why is this resource not used anymore?
Krones experts are convinced that there must be a radical change in how people relate to packaging and resources, and a transition from meaningless consumption of resources to a closed-loop economy is needed. PET and other plastic materials used in packaging can have an environmentally friendly future.
Today there are technologies that make the use of these materials simple and, most importantly, profitable.
The growing demand for Krones recycling systems - especially in developing countries - shows: the tremendous potential that recycling technology demonstrates has long been recognized. Almost 40% of the plastic waste collected in the EU is burned for energy production.
And the ideal solution would be to use plastic in a closed loop - recycling. The technology consists in the processing of PET bottles and their reuse in quality: preforms and subsequent blowing of the product (bottle), materials for group packaging (secondary packaging). Thus, a continuous life cycle of plastic is formed, which provides an ecologically safe future.


PLANT ENGINEERING

  • Planning new plants - Customised consultancy for designing the entire production facility
  • Plant expansion - Detailed support for the expansion of the entire production plant
  • Plant structural planning - We handle optimisation and planning for you
  • Energy and media optimisation - Sustainability drives success

PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

PACKAGING

INTRALOGISTICS

Logistics for the food and beverage industries

IT SOLUTIONS

  • SitePilot Processing
  • SitePilot Filling and Packaging
  • SitePilot Logistics Execution
  • SitePilot Maintenance
  • SitePilot Quality
  • SitePilot Connectivity
  • IT Services

Krones success is based on some few but crucial strategies: specialised knowledge of mechanical engineering and the customer sectors involved, a technical lead over its competitors driven by continuingly high expenditure on research and development, production facilities featuring state-of-the-art equipment operating to the most stringent of quality standards, backed up by worldwide 24/7 service support, and most especially by the skills of its highly trained and motivated staff.