200th BloFill from KHS goes to Coca-Cola subsidiary in Africa
Nairobi Bottlers Ltd is a subsidiary of Coca-Cola South Africa Bottling Company (CC Sabco) Ltd. It is based in Nairobi, Kenya, and distributes its range of products throughout a region which constitutes about 50% of the country’s total area. The company already produces water and soft drinks in Nairobi. The new KHS block is now to be used to also produce the well-known Minute Maid and Minute Maid Nutriboost juices, among other products. KHS' InnoPET BloFill is perfectly suited to this kind of filling process. The new PET hot fill system can bottle sensitive products, such as juices with and without fruit chunks, teas and mixed milk beverages, at a rate of 28,000 containers per hour. It is important to the producer that no preservatives are used throughout the entire filling process. KHS has developed especially light PET bottles for the hot filling of the products at temperatures of up to 87°C.
Energy-efficient, space-saving system
In the InnoPET BloFill stretch blow molder/filler block the bottler in Nairobi has opted for energy-efficient stretch blow molding/filling/capping technology. With its sophisticated array of blow stations the blow molder is especially compact and designed to save plenty of space. The InnoPET BloFill not only produces low-weight PET bottles with optimum stability but also fills and caps them. The InnoPET BloFill stretch blow molder/filler block is designed for high capacities, achieving an output of up to 81,000 bottles per hour.
The KHS Group is one of the leading manufacturers of filling and packaging systems for the beverage, food and non-food industries. The KHS Group includes the following companies, among others: KHS GmbH, KHS Corpoplast GmbH, KHS Plasmax GmbH and NMP Systems GmbH.
KHS GmbH manufactures modern filling and packaging systems at its headquarters in Dortmund, Germany, and in Kleve, Bad Kreuznach and Worms. The KHS Group's PET expertise is pooled at KHS Corpoplast and KHS Plasmax in Hamburg, Germany, where light PET packaging and innovative coating systems are developed and produced. NMP Systems GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of KHS GmbH based in Düsseldorf in Germany, designs and markets new, resource-saving packaging systems for PET bottles.
The group has an international production and service network. In 2015 KHS was awarded the Top 100 seal of approval for exceptional innovative power and outstanding innovative success among German SMEs. In 2015 the KHS Group and its 4,871 employees achieved a turnover of around €1.17 billion within the Salzgitter consolidation. The companies in the KHS Group are 100% subsidiaries of the MDAX-listed Salzgitter AG corporation.
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