KHS invests in the African market

| Markets | KHS GmbH | Dortmund

KHS GmbH, one of the leading manufacturers of filling and packaging systems for the beverage, food and non-food industries worldwide, is intensifying its customer service in Africa. A cooperation signed with the international Portuguese AMAL Group now enables KHS and AMAL service engineers to provide joint assistance to customers in the beverage industry, starting in Angola and later moving into other African states. Activities include servicing, maintenance and overhaul work for the beverage industry.
The AMAL Group has several production sites and service centers on the African continent. The company is centrally based in the Angolan capital of Luanda, together with one of its subsidiaries, where it employs around 350 service engineers. Under the terms of the cooperation designated AMAL engineers complete an extensive, KHS-specific training course so that they can be quickly assigned for customer service and become familiar with the specific situation on site.
KHS has a close-knit worldwide service network which in some regions is supplemented by cooperations with renowned partners.  The focus here is on structurally weak regions where customers are often hard to reach. "By also using the service networks of select partners we can quickly and efficiently strengthen our proximity to the customer.  This gives our customers an even higher line availability and also boosts their competitiveness," says Markus Knabe, head of the Central Corporate Project Management division at KHS.
In services to the industry time plays an important role. Accordingly, the ongoing blanket expansion of services is aimed at further securing line availability in the production process. This is why KHS' service cooperation with AMAL is to be extended to cover other African states in the medium term.
The Dortmund company already has other successful service cooperation agreements similar to the one in Angola in force in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

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