SIG is one of the world’s leading system suppliers of carton packaging solutions for the food and beverage industry. We are working in partnership with our customers to bring food products to consumers around the world in a safe, sustainable and affordable way. That’s our purpose and we fulfil it responsibly. Our business strategy, the Corporate Compass, sets out how. It’s how we help make our business – and our customers – better and more sustainable.
The history of the SIG Combibloc beverage carton is only a few years shorter and dates back to the invention of ‘Perga’, Europe’s first beverage carton.
The SIG Combibloc Group is organised on a regional basis. The four regions – Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific – are responsible for operational activities. A lean global management system defines the basic strategy and key framework conditions. With this simple, clear structure, we work right alongside the customer, thus ultimately providing the best value creation and optimal service for our customers.
Our Corporate Compass.
SIG Combibloc has been on an exciting journey. We have evolved from a small, local company into a global player, whilst constantly developing innovative solutions for an ever-changing world. Throughout all of this change, we have never lost sight of the core values that help us realize our goals and ensure we continue to move closer towards our dream.
"Every consumer in the world with an SIG pack in their hand, and a smile on their face, every single day."
Our dream is at the heart of everything we do. For us, it combines the vision of our products being accessible to everyone, everywhere. Our aspiration is for consumers to be assured that our products offer a great way to enjoy healthy, great-tasting food and beverages.
"Working in partnership with our customers to bring food products to consumers around the world in a safe, sustainable and affordable way"
Our dream goes hand in hand with our purpose: the way we contribute to bringing healthy, nutritious foods and beverages to people around the world. We do that in a safe, sustainable and affordable way.
And we do it in partnership with our customers.
It’s vital that we build meaningful relationships with our customers in order to truly understand the challenges they are facing and what they need in order to successfully deliver great products to consumers in a safe, sustainable and affordable way – now and in the future.
"Excellence – Engineered. Solutions – Delivered."
Our dedication to understanding customers’ needs goes beyond products and technology. We solve customers’ problems and offer new possibilities through an intelligent, holistic overview of their business needs. This ensures that we consistently provide end-to-end solutions that add real value for our customers today and tomorrow.
With our promise, SIG is setting out into a new era of food and beverage packaging, ready to partner with our customers to open up new opportunities for performing better and growing faster.
"Leadership, Accountability, Quality, Integrity, Performance, Pride, Collaboration, Feedback"
Our values are the core beliefs that shape the decisions we make as a business. They are intrinsic to how we deliver solutions for customers, shape our culture and reflect what drives us as a business. In essence, uniting us in what we stand for as individuals and as a company. Whilst our business must be flexible and grow to adapt to the outside world, our values remain constant.
"Think Customer, Act Lean, Deliver Results, Shape the Future, Expand Potentials, Select the Best, Work across Boundaries, Take Ownership"
Our principles guide our actions and behaviour.
They help us to express our values and to live our strategy in daily business. All principles focus on performing for our customers and improving our solutions by empowering our people.
Our strategic goals
Grow above market
Win at the customer
Foster our winning team
Our strategic goals are the objectives that determine our success. We have three individual goals, each inextricably linked with the other two. Ultimately we must continue to develop as a business and grow faster than the market – but this growth must always add value for our customers and consumers. In order to achieve this, we are constantly looking at ways of strengthening our position as a trusted partner, through our own people and the benefit we can add.
Responsibility to society and the environment is at the heart of our business strategy – in the way we run our company, source our raw materials, make our products and define our ambitions. And most importantly – in the way we help our customers to be more sustainable.
Our overarching ambition is to be net positive by contributing more to society and the environment than we take out – across our value chain.
By 2030, we will halve our environmental impact and double our benefit to society. All our raw materials will come from certified responsible sources. And our packaging solutions will be the most sustainable on the market.
We call that going Way Beyond Good.
For machines, lines and complete factories – Krones, the one-stop shop The Krones Group, headquartered in Neutraubling, Germany, plans, develops and manufactures machines and complete lines for the fields of process, filling and packaging technology. Its product portfolio is rounded off by information technology, factory planning and products from Krones’ subsidiaries as intralogistics, valve production etc.
Every day, millions of bottles, cans, and special-shaped containers are handled on lines from Krones, particularly in breweries, the soft-drinks sector and at producers of still or sparkling wines and spirits, but also in the food and luxury-goods industries, plus the chemical, cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors.
Since being founded in 1951, Krones has become far more than a traditional-style machinery and line manufacturer: it has evolved into an all-round vendor for its clients. Mechanical engineering, line expertise, process engineering, microbiology and information technology have here been harmoniously integrated for optimum synergies. Nowadays, Krones is synonymous with holistic systems engineering.
Krones’ success is based on some few but crucial strategies: specialised knowledge of mechanical engineering and the customer sectors involved, a technical lead over its competitors driven by continuingly high expenditure on research and development, production facilities featuring state-of-the-art equipment operating to the most stringent of quality standards, backed up by worldwide 24/7 service support, and most especially by the skills of its highly motivated staff. More than 5,000 full and utility patents bear witness to the company’s innovative potential.
Living up to our values and creating value - together
Our customers around the world are primarily in the food and beverage (liquid food) industry. We provide them with machinery, lines, and systems, including all related services, that are the best in every respect.
Sustainability is vital to our existence and coexistence worldwide. That is true for people and businesses alike.
KRONES seeks to ensure that everything we do is as consistent with the sustainability principle as possible. It is part of our corporate strategy. However, we can only be successful in this if we engage all of our stakeholders and work together to align our relationships and actions to this end - ourselves and our employees, our customers and our suppliers.
We welcome every contribution to this process. We work continuously to improve the way we develop sustainable approaches and integrate them into our business processes.
What we think, what we do
The aspiration to manage our business operations in a sustainable, socially responsible manner is an important part of Krones
Embracing such fundamental values as honesty, transparency, fairness and authenticity is the paramount goal of our CSR strategy. It is designed to incorporate social and ecological aspects into our business processes, and thus contribute towards long-term commercial success.
Our clients worldwide operate primarily in the liquid food and beverage industries. We offer them the best machines, the best lines and the best systems on a globalised scale, including all the requisite services.
The Krones sustainability programme enviro: top technology for ecologically efficient production.
Top technology for ecologically efficient production
Achieving more with less: The demand for an ecologically efficient production in the industrial goods business has been there for quite a while now, for a good reason: On the one hand, the legislative organs as well as the consumers are focussing more and more on means of production that preserve resources. On the other hand, they bring about advantages also to the operating companies - if they do not affect performance or profitability, of course.
Therefore, the cumulative innovation power of Krones design and development unfolds in the enviro machines. Only in this way can we meet the standards that we have set for ourselves: equipping the beverage and food industry with trendsetting technology that allows for a production that is performant and, at the same time, gentle on resources.
In order to assure you that we are actually meeting these demands, we have placed enviro on the test stand and had it certified by an independent expert, the TЬV SЬD. The result: Krones machines that don the enviro seal meet at least the EME standard and thus fulfil all requirements for economic as well as energy and media-efficient production.