To win customers, a company must be able to set market trends. New mixed drinks, new packaging materials and ultra-modern packaging designs, however, have their price. Due to the wide variety of products, container types and cask variants, batch sizes and bottling quantities are decreasing accordingly. Machines must be retrofitted at frequent intervals in order to adapt them to different specifications. To ensure cost effectiveness, both container and packaging material logistics and the plant components must be managed with the utmost efficiency.