NMP Systems GmbH, a Kleve based subsidiary of KHS GmbH, is the business unit responsible for bringing Nature MultiPack™ and Direct Print Powered by KHS™ to market.
NMP Systems provides complete solutions – including equipment, software, materials, service, packaging and printing expertise – from a single source, supported by KHS.
KHS GmbH is a global company with a history going back 150 years. In 1868 pioneers Karl Kappert and Luis Holstein founded the company in Dortmund, Germany, driven by the vision of being the first to build filling systems for what was then the new 'invention' of bottled beer. KHS GmbH is now one of the leading manufacturers of innovative filling and packaging systems serving many different customers in the beverage, food, and non - food industries worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salzgitter Klöckner-Werke GmbH, which is part of the Salzgitter Group.
The disruptive packaging innovations Nature MultiPack™ and Direct Print Powered by KHS™ are presented at drinktec, the world’s leading trade fair for the beverage industry.September 2013
NMP Systems GmbH is established as a subsidiary of KHS GmbH to implement pioneering KHS packaging systems for the global beverage market.November 2013
The German Packaging Award is presented for the best ideas and innovations in the packaging industry. Nature MultiPack™ and Direct Print Powered by KHS™ won in the category “best new packaging solution” in 2014.November 2014
Direct Print first customer, MARTENS Brewery in Belgium, launched a new brand of beer linked to a movie premier. Digitally printed, premium quality PET bottles come to life using a specially designed smartphone application. When two bottles are brought together, the app brings to life a dialog between the characters.August 2015
NMP Systems wins the German Design Award for Excellent Communications Design and Packaging Sustainability for their innovations Nature MultiPack™ and Direct Print Powered by KHS™.November 2015
An intensive collaboration with Danone Waters led to the premier market introduction of Nature MultiPack™ starting in France and Belgium in March 2016.March 2016
Valid until 2019, the EPBP certificate of approval confirms that the Nature MultiPack™ in combination with its specially developed adhesive does not cause any problems during the downstream PET recycling process.March 2017
The renewed interim approval confirms that Direct Print Powered by KHS™ technology in combination with specially developed inks does not cause any problems during the downstream PET recycling process.September 2017
After a period of intensive collaboration the Danish brewer successfully enters first markets with this sustainable packaging solution.September 2018