Starzinger installs fourth Krones canning line

Family-owned Austrian company Starzinger is expanding its Frankenmarkt plant by putting its fourth Krones canning line into operation.

The tradition-steeped beverage producer operates five facilities in Austria, including two small breweries, and has a payroll of around 250. 

Up till now, a total of four PET lines, three glass lines and three canning lines have filled the company’s beer, mineral water, soft drinks like the popular Schartner Bombe as well as many private-label brands for which Starzinger offers a comprehensive range of services.

The Frankenmarkt facility operates exclusively with filling equipment from Krones: three canning lines, one glass line and one PET line that uses LineXpress with its full complement of functionality. 

The canning kit so far installed at Starzinger was designed exclusively for medium speeds, with outputs of 27,000, 38,000 and 40,000 cans per hour respectively. Number Four is a high-performer, rated at 87,000 cans per hour based on the 0.25-litre slim can, a debut for Frankenmarkt. 

Managing director Victor Starzinger: “We had cogent reasons to opt for Krones once again: firstly our long-standing cooperation, and secondly as a 116-year-old family-owned company we’re particularly interested in investments that will stand the test of time and the Krones filling lines set us up for lasting success in the future.”

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