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Award for the 1000th packaging machine


GKS_Award_Schweiz_August2019 | KRONEN NahrungsmitteltechnikIn the Swiss village of Eggenwil, fresh fruits and vegetables are packed by an extraordinary packaging machine a GKS CP 350PLUS with the serial number 1000.
On this occasion, KRONEN managing director Stephan Zillgith attended the commissioning of the machine and presented managing director of Guggisberg AGRO AG, Paul Guggisberg, and David Freund of SEDA-FREUND AG, the official KRONEN representation in Switzerland, with the GKS award for the machine with the four-digit serial number.
Already after the order for the machine was placed, this success was celebrated at Fruit Logistica, when owner and managing director of GKS Packaging Ivo Geukes handed over the award to Stephan Zillgith. In order to offer customers complete processing solutions including preparation, cutting, washing, dewatering, peeling, disinfection up to packaging, KRONEN and GKS Packaging have been cooperating in the field of packaging solutions for 15 years – thus the two companies reached this milestone together with the support of the SEDA-FREUND AG, who sold the machine to the Swiss customer.
After handing over the award, Stephan Zillgith said: “We are pleased to have reached this success together with our long-standing partners GKS Packaging and SEDA-FREUND AG and to share it with the customer – who has contributed to reaching this four-digit milestone."
The packaging machine GKS CP 350 PLUS with the special serial number complements the large range of KRONEN processing machines and two already existing GKS packaging machines which are used for processing and packing of ready to cook salad, vegetable and fruit products at Guggisberg AGRO AG. Currently, the company processes fruit, vegetables and salad using two GEWA washing machines, two vegetable and salad spin-dryers, a GS 10 belt cutting machine, an AS 4 apple peeling machine and a PL 25S potato peeling machine. For more than 10 years, the family-run business is a quality-conscious customer of SEDA-FREUND AG and collaborates with the Swiss representation of KRONEN. The company works according to the motto 'from the field to the kitchen', says KRONEN and thus particularly processes vegetables and salads from their own farming, the farming of Paul Guggisberg ́s brother or other regional farms. Consequently, the company can also cater for customers ́ individual needs and ensures freshness and high quality of its products. Those products which are not produced locally are purchased on a daily basis on the market, taking into account high quality requirements.
Customers of Guggisberg AGRO AG value the flexibilityas even smaller amounts of cutting types and exclusive specialities are offered. Furthermore, the company offers consulting in case of individual customer requests. Products are delivered to customers on the day of the order with own refrigerated vehicles, KRONEN pointed out.