Germany’s KHS, a manufacturer of filling and packaging systems used in dairy processing plants, opened a PET competence center in Shanghai, China. KHS said it is investing “in one of the biggest PET growth markets in the world.”

"The distances are much shorter, time and costs are saved and we speak the local language: these are very good reasons for us to now also provide 40 years of KHS PET expertise in China, with our own lab and bottle design," according to a statement by Frank Haesendonckx, head of technology at KHS Corpoplast.

Leo Zhang and David Gropmann head KHS’s Bottles & Shapes operation in Shanghai. The technology, Series IV lab machine and bottle design program in China is almost a mirror image of the PET competence center in Hamburg, Germany, according to the company.

"We're proud and happy to now be able to professionally satisfy a key customer requirement with Bottles & Shapes here in China," said Geoffrey Chan, managing director of KHS Filling and Packaging Equipment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in Shanghai.

KHS GmbH is headquartered in Dortmund, Germany. It has an international production network with over 4,600 employees worldwide. KHS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salzgitter AG.

Information supplied by  KHS GmbH


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