KRONES is specialized in the production of lines for process, filling and packaging technology. Since the company was founded in 1951 as a machine builder for semi-automatic labeling machines, Krones AG has steadily evolved and is the all-round partner in line construction for its customers, such as breweries and beverage producers, the food industry, and the chemical, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries. Since the first labeling machine, the automation of processes and the associated simplification and acceleration of work has been a Krones credo. In order to benefit from automation not only in mechanical engineering, but also in the office, T-Systems MMS implemented a central automation platform for accelerating processes in purchasing and logistics. For this purpose, T-Systems installed MMS Servicetrace-X1 with RPA and Robotic solution. The introduction with test phase, workshop and evaluation was part of the process consulting.
„The introduction of RPA with Unattended Bots was an instructive experience for all sides: Even a bot needs regular maintenance to ensure high functional quality.“
Automation of Processes in purchasing and in the logistics department
Implementation of an automation platform including the required software licenses
Unattended bots take over invoice verification and save costs
Krones offers lines for the beverage industry and food producers: process technology, filling technology, packaging machines, all the way to IT solutions. Millions of glass bottles, cans, and PET containers pass through a Krones line every day. As a systems supplier, Krones equips breweries, beverage bottlers, and food producers all over the world - with individual machines as well as entire production facilities. For beverages and foodstuffs, Krones plans and implements complete lines covering every single process step in production - from product and container manufacture, through filling and packaging, to material flow and container recycling. Krones AG is headquartered in Neutraubling near Regensburg. Worldwide, the company employs around 17,000 people, about 10,000 of them in Germany.