Dear Readers:

What do you associate with the word “future“? Progress, new ideas, passion? In these words we see the chief attributes of the key source of motivation which has driven us for over 145 years: to act as an innovator on the market and to help you in doing so, to give you the best filling and packaging technology – worldwide, whenever you want – for innovative strength means potential for the future.

The renowned Zukunftsinstitut Workshop GmbH is also convinced of this. In our interview with managing director Andreas Steinle you can read why innovative leadership is so important for both system suppliers and companies in the beverage, food and non-food industries – especially on the international packaging market of tomorrow.

Talking of the packaging market: in this edition we will be dedicating an entire special section to the beverage can to mark its 80th birthday. Practically no other container can look back on such a rich and eventful history; little else holds as much cult status or is as legendary. This sounds like future potential which is why in our dossier on the can we will proudly be showing you just what we are capable of when it comes to tried-and-tested can filling with excellence. This is partly thanks to the fact that we were already steady partners on the relevant markets when the can began its march of triumph. To this very day we're still setting plenty of benchmarks with our plant technology which you can profit from in the long term. Our double-spread graphic will show you how; here, you can study the chief benefits of our 'economic miracle' in a special summary.

Another miracle has evidently hit the Asian-Pacific markets in the last few years. This economic megaregion is not just one of the most densely populated areas in the world; this is where new beverage and food trends are constantly emerging and where local businesses are turning into national and international players. This edition of KHS competence pays homage to these extremely diverse markets and invites you to embark on a journey through Thailand, Vietnam and Australia. See for yourself which machines and systems we are successfully supporting our customers with and thus helping them to develop their potential for the future.

Progress, new ideas, passion: we associate all of these concepts with the future and like you, dear readers, spend each and every day fervently shaping these ideals as your reliable partner. Both today and tomorrow.

Best regards,

Unterschrift Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Niemeyer

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Niemeyer