Krones

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Krones AG
Founded 1951
Headquarters Neutraubling, Germany
Number of employees
13,000 (2015)
Subsidiaries Kosme
Website www.krones.com

Company Profile

Krones AG is a German systems supplier. It develops and constructs individual machines and entire production plants in the beverage production, bottling and packaging equipment and PET recycling sectors. Its customers include food and beverage producers, bottlers, converters and PET recycling companies.

Facts and figures

The group has its head office in Neutraubling, Bavaria. In addition to its five German production sites, Krones has more than 40 international subsidiaries. The company employs around 13,000 people worldwide.

Products and services

In the plastics technology sector, Krones covers the complete cycle of recyclable materials. With Krones machines and complete systems, PET containers are

  • produced in a stretch blow moulding process
  • cleaned, filled and capped
  • checked for different characteristics such as filling accuracy or cleanliness
  • labelled or printed directly
  • packed, palletised and stored
  • recycled in food-grade quality
  • produced and filled aseptically

In addition to its machine technology, Krones offers a range of services for PET processing companies, for example

  • the design of new PET bottles
  • the optimisation of existing bottle designs as regards weight, processability or suitability for transportation

The Krones AG design team has already received a number of national and international awards for its design concepts, among others the World Beverage Innovation Award and the iF Packaging Design Award.

History

Krones was founded in 1951 by Hermann Kronseder. In its early years, the company specialised in the construction of labellers. From the 1960s, further machines were continually added to the range. First of all packers and fillers, later followed by other machine and technology sectors such as inspection and process technology.
Its entry into the plastics technology sector was a milestone in the company’s history. The first Contiform stretch blow moulder came onto the market in 1997. Ten years later and the five-hundredth model of this product series had already been sold.

References

PETplanet Insider Articles

Issue 04 / 2019: Clean results
Issue 03 / 2019: Green bottle, red tower
Issue 01 / 2019: MHT USA strenghtens customer support, engages new partners and commits new investments in 2019
Issue 12 / 2018: From hand bottling to 76 million fills
Issue 12 / 2018: Acquisition of MHT - Krones strenghtens its PET capabilities
Issue 11 / 2018: Brau Beviale 2018: Full-range supplier to the beverage industry
Issue 11 / 2018: Filling and packing of PET kegs
Issue 11 / 2018: Machine details
Issue 10 / 2017: Every piece a unique
Issue 09 / 2017: High-speed oil
Issue 09 / 2017: Krones and Erema are joining forces to progress PET recycling
Issue 08 / 2017: Improved line performances
Issue 07 / 2017: Co-packer opts for dry aseptics
Issue 04 / 2017: Flexible packaging virtuosity in the „House of Krones“
Issue 03 / 2017: Maximising packaging versatility
Issue 03 / 2017: Tea or coffee? Both!
Issue 01 / 2017: Fruitful alliance
Issue 01 / 2017: Filling while forming and forming while filling
Issue 11 / 2016: For beverage needs
Issue 11 / 2016: Hot-filled – cold-chilled
Issue 11 / 2016: To kill two birds with one stone
Issue 10 / 2016: Krones aquires Trans-Market to strenghten process technology footpront in the U.S.
Issue 07 / 2016: Designed to be aseptic
Issue 06 / 2016: South Africa recycles
Issue 06 / 2016: PET recycling plant for MEG
Issue 06 / 2016: Block configuration featuring three machines
Issue 09 / 2016: An ErgoBloc L twice over
Issue 09 / 2016: The LiquiForm Group announces Krones AG as new development partner
Issue 03 / 2016: First birthday for Krones Training and Customer Center South America
Issue 03 / 2016: Flexible filling function
Issue 01 / 2016: Kosme 3 Bloc for PET
Issue 11 / 2015: German packaging prize for Krones Bevkeg
Issue 10 / 2015: Tools for the craft brewer
Issue 09 / 2015: Recycling PET into pellets
Issue 06 / 2015: Flying start: the Evoguard valve series
Issue 04 / 2015: Executive Board changes at Krones AG
Issue 12 / 2014: PET planet Award 2014
Issue 11 / 2014: Krones refreshes APU‘s Mongolian operations
Issue 10 / 2014: Energy performance, labeling and aftersales support
Issue 10 / 2014: The line that came in from the cold
Issue 08 / 2014: Krones ranks among Western Europe‘s 50 most trustworthy companies
Issue 06 / 2014: Reduced packaging for increased savings
Issue 06 / 2014: Green ideas bear fruit
Issue 05 / 2014: Digital direct printing of containers
Issue 05 / 2014: Keg systems: A personal experiment
Issue 04 / 2014: Lightweights for hotfill, aseptics and carbonated beverages
Issue 04 / 2014: Extreme conditions – extreme design
Issue 04 / 2014: Krones‘ growth in 2013
Issue 04 / 2014: Krones tips the light fantastic
Issue 03 / 2014: Krones spins out valves to Evoguard
Issue 03 / 2014: Coke wins awards with Krones design
Issue 03 / 2014: Krones aquires upgraded technology
Issue 01 / 2014: NitroHot-fill bottle
Issue 12 / 2013: 81,000bph output
Issue 12 / 2013: Krones announces financial reports and share ownership transfers
Issue 11 / 2013: Aseptic filling and grouping, strapping and palletising
Issue 09 / 2013: Krones reports strong Q2
Issue 07 / 2013: Low pressure, high output
Issue 06 / 2013: Ghana gets straight to the point
Issue 05 / 2013: Krones officially better in 2012
Issue 04 / 2013: Water treatment system
Issue 03 / 2013: Krones‘ Klug stake
Issue 12 / 2012: Krones settles US proceedings
Issue 11 / 2012: China – Regional market reports Part 4
Issue 10 / 2012: Single-sourced throughout
Issue 10 / 2012: Fruit drink with a real bite to it
Issue 10 / 2012: Krones Confirmation Medium output
Issue 09 / 2012: Krones unveils half-year figures and confirms target for 2012
Issue 09 / 2012: Krones signs up to UN Global Compact
Issue 07 / 2012: Japan shows the way forward
Issue 06 / 2012: Green for go!
Issue 06 / 2012: Stute commissions Krones PET recycling line
Issue 05 / 2012: Krones: sales up, EBT down, on target for growth in 2012
Issue 04 / 2012: The whole fruit inside
Issue 04 / 2012: Krones grows in 2011
Issue 03 / 2012: Air on a 3-theme
Issue 03 / 2012: Packaging prizes for Krones‘ FlexWave
Issue 01 / 2012: A lidl less weight
Issue 12 / 2011: EU support Krones PET recycling
Issue 11 / 2011: Krones targets record in 2011 and increased turnover in 2012
Issue 10 / 2011: Brau Bievale 2011 – ‚Intelligently holistic‘ solutions
Issue 09 / 2011: 'Eco-friendly‘ labeller
Issue 09 / 2011: Bottled water boom in Indonesia
Issue 09 / 2011: Krones earings up in H1 2011
Issue 07 / 2011: Compact and dry
Issue 07 / 2011: Bottle developments for sensitive beverages – Nitrofill 15.5 hotfill bottle
Issue 07 / 2011: Appe invests £1.5 million in Krones ProShape
Issue 07 / 2011: Krones re-structure its Supervisory and Executive Boards
Issue 06 / 2011: LitePac strapping
Issue 05 / 2011: Monobloc multi-dress labeller
Issue 05 / 2011: Expansion or greenfield?
Issue 05 / 2011: Krones returns to growth in 2010
Issue 04 / 2011: Dry aseptic take step forward with non-objection from FDA
Issue 04 / 2011: Eco-compatible and resource-concious secondary packaging
Issue 03 / 2011: Bangladesh recycles
Issue 01 / 2011: Blow-moulder/filler monobloc for lower output production

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