Sustainability report 2019/20

Around the globe

Our production sites outside Germany

KHS has been firmly established worldwide for decades, with its business activities very much characterized by its global alignment. We set up our first production site outside Europe in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1962. Over the course of the following decades, further factories were founded in the USA, Mexico, India and China. The majority of our plants outside Germany manufacture for the regional market according to international quality and ethical standards; local customer projects are also supported and numerous services performed for clients directly on site.

Our often extremely long presence in the various countries has forged close links with our employees and their families who usually live very close to the factory. These are the people we focus on when addressing issues of occupational health and safety, further developing employees’ personal skills and improving production processes. Furthermore, we see ourselves as a part of the society we operate within at our production sites. We therefore also organize various initiatives and support community programs at a local level. We are aware of our responsibility to our workforce and our customers. Quoting example projects from the reporting period, the measures implemented at our factories and in their local social environments that are outlined in this report perfectly illustrate this.  


Setting an example
São Paulo, Brazil, since 1962, is the oldest production site outside Germany within the KHS Group. This is where we manufacture machines and components for our process engineering, filling technology and conveyor systems.

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KHS in Asia: Suzhou
KHS has been represented in China since 2005. In the near future we will move our production operations to a new plant in Kunshan.

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KHS in Asia: Ahmedabad
In 1997 KHS set up an Indian joint venture with a local mechanical engineering company. Since then we have been represented in Ahmedabad where we manufacture specifically for the regional markets.

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Act locally, compete globally
KHS has been represented by offices in Mexico since the 1970s. In 1992 KHS Mexicana was founded and production of our conveyor systems started in Zinacantepec.

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Locally rooted and connected
KHS has been represented in the USA since 1971. In Waukesha, Wisconsin, we manufacture products and components for process engineering and filling and capping technology.

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