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Ensinger – Refreshing: Vertical integration

How ProLeiT is increasing data transparency at Ensinger Mineral-Heilquellen GmbH.

Ensinger Mineral-Heilquellen GmbH has been producing mineral water since 1952. The process control system Plant iT from ProLeiT has been doing a great job of automating processes at the company for some time now. When it came to closing the gap between the shop floor and the commercial level, the partnership was quickly renewed. Resulting in Ensinger being able to produce its refreshing drinks even more efficiently thanks to vertical integration.

Ensinger Mineral-Heilquellen GmbH was founded in 1952 by Wilhelm Fritz and his four sons, Eberhard, Otto, Wilhelm and Erich; and it is still a family-run business. In addition to the well-known brands "Ensinger Sport", "Ensinger Naturelle" and "Ensinger Gourmet", customers enjoy a range of juice spritzers, vitamin drinks and lemonades from the company based in the southern Germany town of Ensingen (Vaihingen/Enz). Supported by its roughly 170 employees, Ensinger recorded sales of approx. €48.5 million in 2020.

The approximately 124 million liters sold each year are filled at two PET lines and one large glass bottle line. Since the company's goal is climate neutrality and environmental protection, its main priority is obviously supporting the use of returnable glass bottles. That said, the two PET lines use equally environmentally friendly Petcycle bottles.

ProLeiT and Ensinger enjoy a partnership that has developed over a number of years. The process control system Plant iT has been in use at Ensinger for quite some time now. And since the last migration to the current version 9 took place in February 2018, the plant is also cutting-edge in terms of process control technology.

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