KHS (company)

The KHS GmbH is one of the world's leading providers of filling and packaging solutions, offering filling machines for glass, PET, Keg and doses of.

The development and production of complete systems for the beverage, food and non-food industry are the core competence of the company. The company is a 100 percent subsidiary of the Salzgitter Group company Salzgitter Klöckner -Werke GmbH.


The KHS GmbH in 1993 from a merger of Holstein founded in 1868 & Kappert GmbH, Dortmund, and founded in 1887 Seitz -Werke GmbH, later SEN AG, Bad Kreuznach, emerged.

History at a glance:


2012 employed the KHS Group worldwide 4,443 employees. The annual turnover for 2012 at 980 million euros.

Sales in recent years:

  • 2008: 934 million euros
  • 2009: 648 million euros
  • 2010: 792 million euros
  • 2011: 858 million euros
  • 2012: 980 million euros

Sales by Region 2012:

  • 37.9 % Europe
  • 28.9 % Americas
  • 19.4% CIS / Asia Pacific region
  • 13.7% Middle East / Africa


Headquarters of KHS GmbH Dortmund. There is also one of the five German production sites, more are in Bad Kreuznach, Hamburg, Kleve and Worms.

In Dortmund are the centers of excellence for cleaning and pasteurizing technology as well as for labeling and inspection technology.

Bad Kreuznach is specialized with the following priorities including aseptic beverage filling: Filtration, beverage blending technology, high - gravity brewing systems, short-term heating and degassing as well as rinsing, filling and sealing for bottles and cans. In addition, the competence center keg technology is based here.

At the site Kleve, KHS manufactures packaging technology with a focus on the latest final.

Palletizing equipment as well as packing and unpacking are available at the site of Worms in the center of the activities.

In Hamburg, the KHS Corpoplast and KHS Plasmax stretch and barrier technology and the development of new plastic bottles.

Foreign production sites of KHS GmbH are located in Brazil (Sao Paulo ), USA ( Waukesha WI, Sarasota FL), Mexico ( Zinacantepec ), India ( Ahmedabad ) and China ( Suzhou). Worldwide, there are branches in 83 countries. For all the individual production sites manufactured products sales through internal sales organization of KHS GmbH, sales offices, and subsidiaries takes place.


The turnkey lines of KHS GmbH offer a solution for every industry, every container and every process in the beverage production. Additional property containers include glass bottles, PET, cans, kegs and unusual solutions like aluminum bottles. Each KHS system consists of all processes in the beverage production covering individual machines: from the PET bottle production, bottling, labeling, packaging and palletizing to inspection and complete cleaning.

Another core area of ​​KHS GmbH are process systems to simplify and streamline the complex beverage manufacturing processes. The different processes are for cleaning systems, beverage mixes, as well as the conception and design of production.