Head of PET Processing Asia Pacific.

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There is an old saying that “Time is Money”. For the manufacturers and bottlers of PET containers, this means optimizing PET production performance and organizing high-quality output. To stay competitive, processing plants must be continually improved.

Krones AG is a German packaging and bottling machine manufacturer. It is the world’s leading manufacturer of lines for filling beverages in plastic and glass bottles or beverage cans. The company manufactures stretch blow-molding machines for producing polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, plus fillers, labellers, bottle washers, pasteurisers, inspectors, packers and palletisers. Krones product portfolio is complemented by material flow systems and process technology for producing beverages, plus syrup kitchens, for clients like breweries, dairies and soft-drink companies.

Understanding that Krones is essentially part of customers’ “production line” is what drives us to prepare and develop technical guidance through a collection of PET process data. The purpose is to provide timely customer service and deliver customized solution at a minimal cost. For us, each customer is a person with diverse needs and requirements, and is treated as a partner – efficiently, reliably and honestly.

As the Head of PET Processing Asia/Pacific at Krones, Axel is responsible for building a team of PET Process specialists in the region. The team provides direct service point for bottle optimization, proposal design, light-weighting tests and troubleshooting. Axel also develops energy saving approach for customers. Prior to Krones, he was involved in PET packaging and processing for biggest players in the market. He has a proven professional track record with over 20 years experience improving overall bottle quality on biggest production lines as well as weight reducing of existing bottle for famous beverage brands. His passion is about the future of PET development and sustainability through innovations and technology that Krones is consistently improving.