O-I Glass collaborates with Krones to create solutions for the glass packaging market

GERMANY – Owens-Illinois Inc (O-I Glass), a company that specializes in container glass products, and Krones, a packaging and bottling machine manufacturer, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement that will see the two companies work together to create solutions for the glass packaging market. According to a joint statement from the companies, this partnership combines O-I’s specialised knowledge of glass with Krones’ competence in manufacturing machines and filling lines for the food and beverage industries. “For O-I, glass is the preferred packaging solution in a world that increasingly values health,…

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Cargill and Krones join forces to unveil new edible oils line in North America

USA – Grain and consumer foods supplier, Cargill and Krones, global equipment and packaging provider have joined forces to launch a new edible oil line in Sidney, Ohio, United States. The new line said to be ‘the most efficient’ in North America expands Cargill’s capabilities in edible oil manufacturing while presenting an opportunity to grow its business. According to a FoodBev report, Krones provided a high-efficiency turnkey system that included a PET blow molder, filler, labeller and packer to enhance production efficiencies. The turnkey solution includes a Contiform Bloc and…

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Krones acquires Germany’s PET equipment manufacturer MHT Holding

GERMANY – German packaging and bottling machine manufacturer, Krones has acquired MHT Holding, a PET equipment manufacturer for an undisclosed amount. According to the company, the deal strengthens its PET capabilities through portfolio expansion and closes a gap in its PET value chain. It also represents an upstream extension of the Krones portfolio into tooling for PET preform manufacturing even as customers increasingly demand such integrated solutions. MHT, based in Hochheim, Germany, together with its subsidiaries is providing injecting molding tools and services to the PET industry. With 125 employees,…

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Krones acquires China’s assets and operations company Xiantong Equipment Installation

CHINA – Krones, the world’s leading manufacturer of filling and packaging technology, has acquired the business operations and assets of Shanghai Xiantong Equipment Installation effective 1 September 2018. According to the company, the Chinese company has been a partner and supplier to Krones in the field of process technology for many years. The acquisition of Xiantong’s operations will support Krones’ efforts to best meet growing local and international demand for customised process technology solutions. The company, which will operate under the name Krones Processing (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., will deliver turnkey process…

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