KHS Group

Company profile


KHS GmbH is a global company with a history going back 150 years. In 1868 pioneers Karl Kappert and Luis Holstein founded the company in Dortmund, Germany, driven by the vision of being the first to build filling systems for what was then the new 'invention' of bottled beer. KHS GmbH is now one of the leading manufacturers of innovative filling and packaging systems serving many different customers in the beverage, food, and non - food industries worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salzgitter Klöckner - Werke GmbH, which is part of the Salzgitter Group. CORE


Our core competence lies in the development and production of both single machines and complete lines. Thanks to its considerable experience gleaned from decades of expertise in the design of lines and machines, KHS GmbH can offer its customers valuable skill and proficiency. The company's broad portfolio of services includes the Bottles & Shapes program, which is a future - oriented consultancy service for the individual design and production of PET bottles. Forward - looking, all - round advice, innovative systems and solutions, and reliable on - site service worldwide complement the company's wide range of services.


Our definitiv e company objective is sustainable, profitable growth through technological and service leadership for a responsible creation of value. Based on our years of experience and constant concentration on our core competencies, we are able to launch products and systems to market that are geared towards the future. By acting with a view to sustainability we help our customers fulfill their social, ecological, and economical duties in the long term. Our employees form the heart of our company, for only through their expertise, passion, team spirit, and motivation do successful products and customer - oriented services worldwide become possible.

  • Founded: 1868
  • Headquarters: Dortmund
  • Employees*: 5,085 (2020)
  • Sales*: € 1,130 billion (2020)

*Salzgitter consolidation group

  • 1868 Holstein & Kappert (H&K) is founded in Dortmund, Germany
  • 1887 Seitz - Werke (later SEN) is founded in Bad Kreuznach, Germany
  • 1977 – 1982 H&K (100%) and SEN (90%) are taken over by Klöckner - Werke AG from Duisburg, Germany
  • 1993 H&K and SEN merge to form KHS Maschinen - und Anlagenbau AG, Dortmund
  • 2007 Salzgitter AG acquires the majority share in Klöckner - Werke AG
  • 2010 KHS AG becomes KHS GmbH
  • 2011 KHS GmbH becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Salzgitter Klöckner - Werke GmbH

Chairman of the Executive Management: Kai Acker

Members of the Executive Management (Board): Dr. Johannes T. Grobe, Martin Resch, Beate Schäfer

Last revised: January 1, 2021

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