Any time that beer, soft drinks, spirits or milk is produced anywhere in the world, there’s a good chance that it is being made in a Krones plant: the German system supplier equips beverage manufacturers and bottlers as well as food producers across the globe both with individual machines and entire production facilities.
“While fitting out our pilot plant it was important to us to have a strong partner at our side with whom we have a long-term, close-knit and excellent relationship.”Dr Konrad Müller-Auffermann, Head of Breweries Product Development at Krones
Krones has now opened a state-of-the-art research brewery in Freising, Bavaria in order to optimize processes specifically for customers in the brewing industry. The Steinecker Brew Center relies on Endress+Hauser’s measurement technology in particular.
“While fitting out our pilot plant it was important to us to have a strong partner at our side with whom we have a long-term, close-knit and excellent relationship,” says Dr Konrad Müller-Auffermann, Head of Breweries Product Development at Krones. “With Endress+Hauser we opted for a partner with unparalleled support services in addition to a comprehensive product basket and an excellent reputation.”
Reliable and precise measurement engineering plays a crucial role in the research brewery. The high-tech plant is fully digitally networked and provides real-time information. Technical solutions for every step of the process, from the processing of raw materials and boiling the wort all the way through to the cleaning of the plant, can be tested at the Steinecker Brew Center. Here, Krones can develop formulas together with customers, carry out tests and try out new technologies under real conditions. Training sessions in the field of automation engineering, for instance, complete the range of offers.