Mineral water producer Bad Meinberger Mineralbrunnen has installed an energy and resource-saving bottle washing system from KHS.
The new system replaces an older washer at Bad Meinberger’s bottling plant near Bielefeld, in western Germany. Capable of processing glass bottles with a range 0.2–1l, it considerably increases Bad Meinberger’s bottling flexibility and endorses the company’s strategy of sustainable business. The new KHS system optimises heat and water management as it is directly heated by a natural gas heater, meaning that energy is generated exactly where it used and completely eradicating any line loss.
The new engineering will become operational in the middle of March, “marking another milestone in the long company history of the Bad Meinberger mineral water bottling plants,” KHS said. Extracted from Germany’s Teutoberg Forest, the bottled water brand has been a popular natural product in the country for almost 250 years.
KHS added: “The new bottle washing system was spectacularly delivered. Over 14 meters long and more than 53 metric tons in weight, the line had to be carefully hoisted into the bottling plant through a specially made opening in the roof by a 500 ton crane. The old bottle washer had previously left the building by the same route.”
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