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Europe: TÜV SÜD recognizes KHS’ green machines

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TÜV SÜD has awarded KHS the certificate for energy-efficient machines and systems based on the former’s energy and media efficiency standard.

The certificate has been granted to the innovative KHS Innofill Glass filling system for the glass bottling of soft drinks and beer.

An audit was carried out in the fall of 2014 prior to certification, with the result that KHS is further entitled to use the TÜV SÜD energy and media efficiency quality mark for its glass bottle filler.

With the certificate, valid until November 30, 2017, TÜV SÜD has confirmed the high level of sustainability inherent in KHS filling machines due to their consistently low consumption of water and electricity.

KHS had already received a TÜV SÜD certificate for its Innofill Glass filling system in 2011.

The flexible filler is modular in design and offers high overall savings potentials regarding the amount of energy and media used.

More resources can be saved in the production process at brewery operations by utilizing the Eco vacuum pump.

The filling systems can help beverage manufacturers to considerably reduce production costs and create systems that are sustainable in the long term.

Careful husbandry of resources and raw materials is of great importance to the KHS Group.

Any means of boosting energy efficiency and using environmentally-friendly processes are consistently exploited.

The successful environmental and energy management practiced by all of the German KHS factories is confirmed by international ISO 14001 (environmental management standard) and ISO 50001 (energy management standard) certification.

In the future these standards are also to act as a guideline for KHS’ international locations.

Furthermore, the company has won several awards under the ECOPROFIT program (ECOlogical PROject For Integrated environmental Technology), which aims to promote the ecological and economical use of resources through the implementation of appropriate environmental measures.