As always, partners, customers, and suppliers can look forward to a warm welcome from KHS at their spacious trade show booth, with lots of exciting exhibits to investigate first hand. There’s of course also plenty of time for constructive discussion in pleasant surroundings, with versatile culinary offerings to enhance the comfortable atmosphere. Exciting packaging and palletizing options are just some of the delights in store. We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to one of our trade show highlights in more detail in advance: the Innopack Kisters TSP. This high-performance packaging genius is extremely flexible in its application and noticeably saves on resources and especially costs. The ultramodern tray shrink packer (TSP) accurately processes up to 7,200 packs per hour and permits operation on up to four parallel lanes for a variety of packs, such as tray and film, tray only, pad and film or film only. Impressive packaging sizes of up to 80 x 41 cm are possible. The machine also knows almost no bounds regarding containers, processing cans or bottles, containers made of glass, metal or plastic (PET or PP), cylindrical or rectangular, tall or flat receptacles. Everything can be quickly and simply changed over with just a few manual adjustments.
“KHS recognized the benefits of environmentally-friendly and sustainable packaging systems for its customers well in advance. At interpack 2014 we will again delight trade visitors from all over the world with our resource-saving machines, which consume as few materials as possible.”
The machine is also extremely cost effective as it saves materials, time, and personnel. What’s important for practical operation is that it can produce what are known as FullyEnclosed FilmPacks – even with PET – creating shrink packs without bull’s eyes. You can read about this and all other details in our major innovation section. To make your stay even more interesting, we’ve put together a few tips for your time away from the show.We wish you a pleasant stay in Düsseldorf!
Welcome to Düsseldorf
Capital of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia Düsseldorf frequently rates as one of the most desirable cities in the world to live in. Even visitors to the trade show with limited free time can easily discover the many charms of the metropolis on the Rhine. Here, a few suggestions as to what to see and do.
Shopping and exploring in the old town and on the Kö
It’s just 15 minutes from the showground to Old Düsseldorf with its world-famous Königsallee (Kö) shopping boulevard and elegant brand-name boutiques. Even if you don’t want to spend a lot of money, this historic quarter is a great place to wander and wonder. You’ll also not go thirsty: the more than 300 pubs squeezed into half a square kilometer of space have earned Düsseldorf’s old town the nickname of ’the world’s longest bar’. And how can you come to Düsseldorf without trying a glass or two of its typical dark, top-fermented Altbier? One special tip is the traditional Im Goldenen Ring inn (Burgplatz 21) near the palace tower (Schlossturm), the city’s oldest brewery pub.
Excellent Japanese cuisine
There are of course plenty of alternatives to traditional German cuisine – and more than one evening to fill during the week of the trade show. The around 6,500 Japanese people who live in Düsseldorf and lend it an atmosphere of Far East exoticism have left their culinary mark on the city. If you fancy enjoying some authentic dishes from the Land of the Rising Sun, why not peruse the versatile menu at Kikadu (Klosterstraße 30) in the center of town, which has a lot more to offer than just sushi and sake?
Sumptuous dining at the Hummer-Stübchen
You can dine in style at the Hummer-Stübchen seafood restaurant (Bonifatiusstraße 35), awarded two Michelin stars, opposite the showground on the left bank of the Rhine. A well-stocked wine cellar perfectly complements the imaginative lobster creations served at this noble establishment.
If you feel like some entertainment in the evening, there’s plenty to choose from in Düsseldorf. On the first three nights of the trade show, celebrities including Robbie Williams, top German comedian Otto Waalkes, and crowd-puller Mario Barth will be giving guest performances in Düsseldorf – offering a truly varied program of events catering to all tastes.