One such tale is the Portuguese economic miracle. In it the biggest beverage bottler in Portugal, ­Unicer –Bebidas de Portugal, and KHS build up an entire new plant in the unbelievable space of just 15 months. In this extremely short timespan the team planned and erected nine complete new filling lines. Unicer can now rely on the best filling and product quality thanks to cutting-edge KHS technology, producing more sustainably and making noticeable savings in energy, water and detergents.

Another is The American Dream, the impressive story of visionary craft brewer Dale Katechis. In 1999 he founded his Oskar Blues Brewery, placing his bets on authentic and above all individual specialty beers right from the outset. Wanting to concentrate on premium quality, he soon invested in not one but two can fillers from KHS. With this system Katechis can not only easily keep his ambitious promise of quality but also bank on further growth despite close regional ties.

As an extra plus for the reader, the main points on each customer project are summarized in a fact sheet and can be downloaded at the end of each story. There is also a direct link to the technological system so that those interested can quickly and easily access more detailed information.

Not very long ago KHS began posting select international customer projects on its website in a new References section. Those who use it are sure to benefit, for these are exciting (short) stories from the customer world of KHS which give reasons why the customers in question value their cooperation with KHS. From owner-managed, regional traditional ­company through original, up-and-coming young enterprise to global concern, they all have one thing in common: the ’good feeling’ of having opted for the right partner in KHS to produce the best quality with assurance for the future. Each story focuses particularly on the specific challenges the project presented and the solutions found to combat these.