Dear Readers:

Technology 4.0 – this is the motto KHS will be exhibiting under at this year’s drinktec trade show. What do we understand by this? The innovative power and future viability which are already characteristic of our systems and services.

This is impressively illustrated by the further development of our Innoline MES IT system, for instance, a holistic line management system for maximum economy throughout the entire production process. With this we are making a major move towards the digitized smart.

Technology 4.0 also means continuing to rely on sustainable systems with our new developments as a pioneer. With our two world packaging premieres we are again setting standards when it comes to saving more materials and thus resources. The lightest 0.5-liter PET bottle for still water currently in circulation and the Nature MultiPack™ system, now also available for cans, speak for themselves.

Thanks to its expertise in the water segment KHS can now offer a future-proof block specially for the growing market of single-serve products: small beverage portions to go. The new system combines a whole host of technical innovations.

Finally, starting on page 70 I’d like to invite you to take a trip around the globe with our service teams who cross national boundaries on a daily basis when on assignment for our customers. And while you’re ‘on the road’, why not stop off in Munich? I’d be delighted to welcome you to our drinktec trade show booth 328 in Hall B4.

Best regards,

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Niemeyer,
Chairman of the Executive Management Board, KHS GmbH