Krones launches Krones Process Group North America

By Jim Cornall

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Tank production at Krones' Waukesha facility. Pic: Krones
Tank production at Krones' Waukesha facility. Pic: Krones

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Processing, packaging and technology company Krones Inc. has launched Krones Process Group North America to provide a more cohesive offering to the beverage, dairy, and food industries in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

The company said the launch is an evolutionary next step since the acquisition of Tampa, FL based Trans-Market, LLC in 2016; Rochester, NY -based Javlyn Process Systems, LLC in 2017; and Waukesha, WI-based W.M. Sprinkman Corp in 2018.

Combined, the companies have more than 165 years of industry experience in design and implementation of turnkey process systems including engineering, automation, installation, distribution, and lifecycle service.

With the launch comes the consolidation of W.M. Sprinkman’s production capabilities into its Elroy, WI facility and Trans Market’s Tampa, FL location. While the W.M. Sprinkman Waukesha facility is planning to close, sales, engineering, and administrative functions will continue in the Waukesha/Milwaukee area. Other Krones Process Group North American offices will remain at their current New York, Florida, Texas, and California locations. The realignment is intended to further strengthen operational efficiencies with the launch of Krones Process Group North America.

“When we decided to acquire three process technology companies several years ago, we already had the vision of a strong, combined, high performing processing group in mind,”​ said Holger Beckmann, CEO of Krones Inc.

Victor Tifone, president of Javlyn Process Systems, said, “This launch brings together some of the best process system design expertise the industry has to offer.  Going to market as one comprehensive process team gives us a heightened level of agility and responsiveness in serving our customers’ daily needs.”

Keith Santi, president of Trans-Market, added, “Krones Process Group North America leverages the strengths of all three entities to provide streamlined solutions.  As one unified force we are able to better deliver seamless processing solutions to our marketplace.”

While based in Franklin, Wis., Krones Inc. has subsidiaries throughout North and Central America. Krones Inc. is a subsidiary of Krones AG headquartered in Neutraubling, Germany.