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.