Team spirit wins sales in China

Sales increase for German machinery manufacturer

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German machinery manufacturer Krones has reported winning sales of its technology for handling mineral water, soft drinks, milk, beer and edible oil. It sold more than 500 systems featuring a Contiform Bloc and an ErgoBloc L to the beverage industry by the end of 2012. Most of the Contiform monoblocs delivered so far are currently operating in China.

The monobloc technology is designed for combined production and filling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers. It features a stretch blow moulder and filler working in "an effective team". The first monobloc with a Contiform blow-moulding machine and a beverage-specific filler was premiered in 2001. The linked components are said to produce a compactly dimensioned and space-saving footprint.

Krones premiered its first wet-end monobloc, featuring a blow-moulder, a labeller and a filler for producing and filling PET containers, as an ErgoBloc L at Drinktec 2009. The firm claims that more than 40 systems of the ErgoBloc L alone have been sold since its debut, and have been acceptance-tested with way-above-average performance levels, most of them in 2012.

Contact: Krones

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