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When was created in 2022, Krones blazed a new trail in terms of collaboration: within a matrix organisational structure, team members around the world work together in community to develop solutions for digitally innovative, automated production. „The matrix organization enables our colleagues to think and work together across global divisional and company boundaries. Everyone works in overarching development tribes, which are coordinated internationally. The entire value chain is covered – from product development to project execution right through to supporting our customers’ ongoing production operations,” explains Severin Diepold, head of the subsegment Corporate Digitalization and Automation.

In the meantime, the community has grown to more than 500 employees, spread across offices in the USA, Germany, the Czech Republic and China. Now, another location has been added in Bengaluru, India: Krones Digital Solutions India.

Krones Digital Solutions India

„With the establishment of Krones Digital Solutions India, we have come another step closer to accomplishing the goal expressed in our new corporate vision: “Solutions beyond tomorrow”. That is, to offer solutions that reach further and lead the food and beverage industry into a digital future,” adds Diepold. One of the major projects at Krones in this context is the development of the Line of the Future. "To achieve this goal, it also requires We are already well positioned, but we always need well-trained IT specialists. Establishing a location in India was therefore an obvious choice, as the country is a global leader in this field.“

“With this vision, the entire Krones Group has committed to driving solutions that make possible a sustainable and thus truly liveable future for us all. Digitalization and automation play a key role in that,” explains Managing Director Suchismita De. “For the people joining the community from in Bengaluru, that means they’re not just doing any old job. They’re playing an active, formative role in a meaningful mission,” she adds.


Krones IT subdivisions bundled in a single unit

The 70-some employees work not only on developing software solutions for customers, but also on Krones’ own internal IT projects, such as securing the IT environment against external attack. "Krones has had a subsidiary in India for over 25 years. In 2013, we set up another IT support department there in order to be able to offer global 24-hour support internally as well. "Bundling Krones' IT activities in India was a logical step for us in order to exploit synergies in software development and IT operations, for example," says Holger Blumberg, Head of Information Management.
The new Krones Digital Solutions India facility in Bengaluru was inaugurated at the beginning of April.