One of six Coca-Cola HBC sites to have received a new canning line from KHS in 2020 is Edelstal in Austria.
The system was delivered, installed and commissioned in a remarkably short time – and under quite extraordinary conditions.
“Cans are a completely new category of primary packaging for us and metal is a material that we haven’t yet used to date,” said Patrick Redl, plant manager at Coca-Cola HBC.
He added: “When designing the line, we found it very important that the technology is future-proof in all respects and that it gives us the greatest possible flexibility with regard to future market trends and product innovations”.
Even at the initial development stage of the new line layout, KHS had many constructive suggestions to make as to how this could be later extended with little effort – such as by adding a pasteuriser, an extra packaging machine or a half pallet processing option.
“The line wasn’t quickly nicknamed ‘The Iron Unicorn’ for nothing. This implies that our ‘magical creature’ can do practically anything except sing and dance,” Redl commented.
To find out more, visit: https://www.khs.com/en/media/press-articles/press-releases/detail/keeping-it-in-the-family.
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