Flötzinger opts for Krones line
Bavarian brewer partners with 'local' supplier
Bavarian brewery Flötzinger Brau has sourced its packaging requirements locally, having commenced operation during the summer of a high-speed Krones bottling line.
The privately owned brewery, based in Rosenheim, has made what is described as its largest investment in the past 20 years. Krones, which has a packaging technology facility in Rosenheim, has supplied a line rated at 30,000 bottles per hour, or 500 bottles a minute.
Flötzinger is a regular Krones customer – it has also called upon the German manufacturer over the years for its brewhouse, then bottle washer and filler as well as end-of-line packaging equipment.
Marissa Steegmüller, the ‘junior boss’ at Flötzinger Brau, commented, “For us, the decision to opt for Krones also demonstrates our corporate commitment to our home town and our roots. As a top-ranking regional brewery, we want to buy our kit from a top-ranking regional vendor. When the quality of our beer is assured by this technology then the jobs are safe.”
Photo caption: (from left): Flötzinger Brau MD Andreas Steegmüller-Pyhrr, brewery proprietor Franz Steegmüller and his wife Martha; junior boss Marissa Steegmüller; Rosenheim lord mayor Gabriele Bauer; Flötzinger Brau senior brewmaster Franz Amberger; Krones executive board member Thomas Ricker; Dr Helmut Schwarz, plant manager of Krones’ facility in Rosenheim