Krones AG

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Krones AG
Type Aktiengesellschaft
Industry Information systems
Headquarters Böhmerwaldstraße 5, Neutraubling, Germany
Area served Worldwide
Employees 13,346[1]

Krones AG develops and distributes manufacturing and process technology, largely for the food and beverage industry. The company also develops software solutions, including laboratory informatics, enterprise management, and process control solutions.


Krones was formally founded in 1951. The company reported 2015 sales totally 3.174 billion euros.[1]

Technology and products

SitePilot Quality

SitePilot is a software product line that includes many different applications, primarily geared towards the food and beverage industry. The suite includes a manufacturing execution system, process control system, warehouse management system, and other offerings.[2] It's SitePilot Quality solution is a laboratory information management system (LIMS) that "records all quality-related information from manufacturing and filling and analyses it in real time."[3] However, little public information is available about it.


Product: SitePilot Quality
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[3]
Sample tracking?
Sample and/or result batching?
Task and event scheduling?
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?
Data and trend analysis?Y[3]
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Query capability?
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?
Inventory management?
Document creation and/or management?
Case management?
Workflow management?
Specification management?Y[3]
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?
QA / QC functions?Y[3]
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?
Data normalization?
Data validation?Y[3]
Data encryption?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?
Report printing?
Label support?
Barcode support?
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[3]
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[3]
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?
Web client or portal?
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
manufacturing and R&D


Demonstration videos and other media

Additional information


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Company". Krones AG. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  2. "IT Solutions". Krones AG. Retrieved 25 August 2017. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 "Laboratory Information Management System". Krones AG. Retrieved 25 August 2017.