This issue of “KHS competence” again features many stories on the technological innovations which have earned KHS much appreciation by the market for many years now. With their wealth of ideas and great passion our engineers and technicians are constantly striving to develop digitized, sustainable and efficient system solutions. Our employees always have you, the customer, very much in focus, aiming to give you the best possible support for your technical processes and business dealings. As your reliable partner KHS will also do its utmost to gain and build up your trust in the futu+re, too, so that you are always as satisfied with our performance as the companies and business partners we wish to introduce you to in this edition of the magazine.

  • Focus on digital technology: the new KHS glass bottle filler combines a tried-and-tested filling system with new, digital technology. Pioneering solutions such as our diagnostic assistance and camera-assisted foaming systems are not merely an end in themselves but ensure use of fewer resources and greater economy. Read more in the technology article.
  • Focus on sustainability: with the help of recycling specialist Interseroh our Bottles & Shapes™ experts have developed an environmentally friendly bottle which also gives sensitive beverages the best possible protection. You can find out more about the result, which consists of 100% PET recyclate and is itself fully recyclable, in the strategy article.
  • Focus on efficiency: Heineken has procured not one but four lines from KHS for its new mega-brewery in Meoqui in Mexico. We gained the edge on our competitors not just on the strength of our long-term business relationship (totaling 40 years) but also by offering the most attractive total cost of ownership (TCO). You can investigate the full story in the successstory article.

We hope you enjoy reading this issue with its many stories of success and gain plenty of inspiration for your own business operations!

Kai Acker
CEO Technology and Development, Production and Human Resources

Dr. Johannes T. Grobe
CSO Sales and Service

Martin Resch
CFO Finance and Information Technology