Sustainability report 2019/20

Product responsibility

Focus on customer requirements

Focus on customer requirements 

Our responsibility for sustainable machine and packaging systems

We have been a reliable partner to the beverage industry for over 150 years and supply pioneering filling and packaging systems. Besides being safe to operate with perfect process monitoring, first and foremost plant engineering must save on energy and resources and function reliably for many years. In order to exploit all potential for optimization here, KHS invests in innovations and is constantly further developing its product portfolio. Discernible trends here include modularization, individualization and digitalization of lines and machines. Our customers benefit from a multitude of improvements in this field that we also offer as conversions or expansion options for their existing production setups. These developments help our customers to quickly and easily adapt and scale their production lines to new packaging formats while using fewer and fewer materials, for instance.

A beverage that is perfectly packaged with regard to product protection, marketing and the environment is the type of end product KHS always focuses on. We give our customers solutions to the growing consumer demand for environmentally-friendly yet safe and practical packaging. To this end, we not only optimize our lines and machines for an efficient, ergonomic and safe production process but also offer the beverage industry innovative packaging systems. In the face of the ecological, social and health problems caused by our increasing exploitation of resources and the number of pollutants in our environment, we look for and appraise alternative packaging materials such as recyclate or paper and cardboard. In doing so, we wish to help reduce the consumption of virgin materials and/or fossil sources and improve the recyclability of packaging. Many of our developments thus concentrate on PET container systems and secondary packaging.

The various demands made of our filling and packaging machinery call for a systematic system of quality and innovation management. With this we ensure that our product range always delivers on its promise of performance as regards product quality and on-time delivery, caters for customer requirements and is state of the art.

With our commitment, we not only aim for a high level of customer satisfaction but also wish to fill clients with enthusiasm for our plant equipment because it gives them a great number of added benefits in the value creation process over the course of many years.

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