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    Krones supports medical and charitable institutions

    The demand for disinfectants has currently reached unprecedented heights. Though adequate resupply is assured, many institutions are receiving this in large-size containers, which in practice are difficult to handle. For this reason, Krones is supporting hospitals, government agencies, police stations and fire brigades with its expertise, and is providing not only PET containers but also the appropriate filling options.

    In mid-March, Krones was already supplying Regensburg University Clinic (UKR) with 5,000 half-litre PET containers for transferring disinfectants from large-size containers into these. But since manual filling is not only very time-consuming but also labour-intensive, Krones once again demonstrated its expertise in terms of filling technology, and designed what is so far the smallest filler in the firm’s history. The UKR’s in-house pharmacy can now use this filler for transferring the resupply of disinfectants more quickly, thus substantially reducing the workload of its own staff and the clinic as a whole.

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    Krones achieves full-year growth target for 2019

    Krones, the world’s leading manufacturer of filling and packaging technology, achieved its 3% growth target in 2019 despite the difficult overall economic environment. Revenue increased by 2.7% year-on-year, from €3,854.0 million to €3,958.9 million.

    The company’s order intake improved by 3.2%, from €3,957.3 million in the previous year to €4,083.5 million in 2019. Krones benefited from a strong year-end. The contract value of orders was up 10.7% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2019. At the end of 2019, the company had orders on hand totalling €1,385.7 million. This exceeded the already high prior-year order backlog of €1,261.1 million by 9.9%.

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    Unique labeller for unique containers

    A label with creases, and a labeller that deliberately produces these creases – what for most beverage producers is a no-no was one of the paramount requirements of Mozart Distillerie in Salzburg. A look at the container’s shape explains the paradox: the liqueur bottles are spherical, to connote the world-famous “Mozart-Kugel”. The label, made of aluminium-coated paper foil, is required to fit snugly round the container – and to look as if it had been applied by hand.

    Hitherto, Mozart Distillerie had been using what is meanwhile a 30-year-old labeller from a customised-machine manufacturer, which Plant Manager Friedrich Guggenberger had progressively individualised over the course of time with numerous design enhancements of his own. But the output no longer sufficed – and Mozart Distillerie was looking for a partner to jointly develop a new machine.

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    Krones at upakovka 2020

    The fact plastics are getting much attention in these days – a fact which is also noticeable at the upakovka in Moscow, the trade fair for process and packaging technology. In 2019, approximately 25,000 interested people visited the trade fair.

    Krones has been one of its exhibitors for more than 20 years and will be present again at the upakovka in 2020. From 28th to 31st January, Krones will be present together with its subsidiaries MHT and Evoguard. At the fair stand of 60 square metres, our experts in plastics technology will provide our visitors with detailed information about PET recycling.

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    New compact glass filler Craftmate G for beer and CSDs

    At the BrauBeviale 2019, Krones is presenting a compact-size glass filler for beer and CSDs. Modelled on the technical features of the field-proven Modulfill series, the Craftmate G scores highly not least in terms of its minimised footprint.

    The Craftmate G is the latest addition to Krones’ family of fillers: its non-identical twin is the Craftmate C, the small can filler that’s proved highly successful on the market since 2015. The Craftmate G, by contrast, as the abbreviation “G” already suggests, handles glass bottles. In technological terms, it resembles its big siblings in the Modulfill series: for instance, like the field-proven HRS system, it features a vent tube, and it can be combined with up to two closers for crowns, screw-caps or aluminium roll-on closures. This provides brewers with the flexibility they need to handle not only beer, but CSDs as well. The complete system of filler and one or more closers is available in both directions of rotation, so there are no limits imposed on integration into existing lines.

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    Holistic line competence from Krones

    Can plastic packages be sustainable? Yes, if they are resource-economically produced and kept in a closed cycle. Krones offers a solution for each and every step of the process.

    Basically, the traditional path for a PET bottle at Krones begins with stretch blow-moulding – but for a year or so the group has expanded its expertise to cover preform production as well. MHT’s product range includes a sophisticated high-tech injection-moulding tool that achieves outstanding results even with a flakes content of over 70 per cent rPET.

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    Krones AG annual general meeting approves dividend of €1.70 per share

    Krones AG held its 39th annual general meeting in Neutraubling. Attendance – the proportion of the company’s share capital represented at the meeting – was 81%. Shareholders adopted all agenda items submitted for voting with a large majority.

    Krones continues on growth path

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    The Krones Varioline 1M – the new continuous packer for high speeds

    By developing the Varioline, Krones has already found the right answer to the requirements for flexible handling of end-of-the-line packages in the beverage industry. With complete success! Since 2015, this packaging system, with more than 50 machines sold, has established itself as a dependable piece of kit in the brewing and beverage industries.

    The modularised construction of the Krones Varioline enables a multi-stage packaging process to be matched to the customer’s requirements inside a single machine, using up to five modules and at a speed of up to 52,000 containers per hour.

  • Rubric: News
    Krones strenghtens its PET capabilities

    Krones, a leading manufacturer of filling and packaging solutions, has acquired MHT Holding AG (MHT). MHT, based in Hochheim, Germany, together with its subsidiaries is providing injecting molding tools and services to the PET industry. The company generates approximately €25 million revenues with 125 employees.

    The acquisition of MHT closes a gap in the Krones PET value chain and represents an upstream extension of the Krones portfolio into tooling for PET preform manufacturing. Customers increasingly demand such integrated solutions. Together with MHT, Krones can now offer a broader portfolio for PET solutions.

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    Krones strengthens its Process Technology in the US

    Krones, the world’s leading manufacturer of filling and packaging technology, has completed the acquisition of W.M. Sprinkman Corporation, Wisconsin, US.

    Founded in 1929, Sprinkman provides engineered food and beverage processing equipment, specializing in the dairy and brewing industries. Employing over 125 employees at its Waukesha and Elroy, Wisconsin locations, the company serves customers ranging from start-up microbreweries to large multi-national food and beverage producers. Sprinkman generates approximately $35 millions in revenues.