KHS plans to build a new plant and service center in Kunshan, China.
With a total investment of around €10 million (US$11.08 million), the 10,000 sqm factory will make engineering, production, logistics and service more efficient.
“Kunshan is an attractive city for the beverage industry with skilled workers, well-developed infrastructure and widespread logistics networks for this kind of project,” said Martin Resch, the executive management board of KHS and CFO.
“We are now able to produce a larger product portfolio including single blow molders, fillers, and labelers as well as in various block versions, increasing the expertise in handling entire line projects.”
“Our goal is to improve the production efficiency of our customers throughout the entire life cycle of their engineering, providing state-of-the-art technology and services,” said KHS MD Thomas Karell.
“The new plant in Kunshan establishes an important local basis to meet this goal, focused on our Chinese customers.”
KHS has been serving the Chinese beverage industry since 1904.
In 2008, the company entered the China market with its first representative office in Beijing.
Following the opening of its headquarters in Shanghai in 2014, KHS now intends to build a new plant and service center in Kunshan, enabling the company to respond more quickly to the local market.