KHS diversifies to dairy packaging

Indian International Dairy Expo 2017

The KHS team at Indian International Dairy Expo. Photo PSA

Germany’s KHS, one of world’s leading filling and packaging solutions provider, has been operating in India for many years now. It has a very strong presence in the Indian soft drinks space where it offers packaging solutions in the form of PET, glass and cans. The company provides its packaging solutions to big multinationationals in India including Coca Cola and Pepsi in addition to Indian companies like Delhi-based Xalta. In India, KHS has a manufacturing plant near Ahmedabad in Gujarat which was commissioned in 2007.

After gaining a strong foothold in the Indian soft drinks market, KHS is now focusing on offering packaging solutions to the Indian dairy industry. The company participated in the recently concluded Indian International Dairy Expo 2017 in Mumbai to promote its dairy packaging solutions.

“Our footprint in Indian dairy sector is very small. Since we are now well established in the soft drink packaging space, we now want to diversify to the dairy sector where we will offer our milk packaging solutions,” said Ravindra Kanetkar, GM, business development.

KHS offers state-of-the-art technology for packaging aseptic milk beverages in PET and HDPE bottles. Talking about the potential for modern dairy packaging solutions in India, Kanetkar said that although only big players are currently able to afford this kind of solutions for dairy packaging, in the long run even medium and small players would be able to adopt this technologies.

“Medium and small players in the dairy sector are well aware of the aseptic technology; but due to high capital investment, they are reluctant to go ahead. However, from a long-term view, we are positive about this space as lifestyle is changing fast. So, our strategy is to get futureready and be able to come up with the required solutions as and when the market and time demands.”

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