Kri-Kri Dairy

From designing to operation in 5 months


AS Automation System Hellas has undertaken and completed successfully the most demanding project, in terms of size, complexity and delivery time, in Northern Greece. We delivered to dairy region leader Kri-Kri, a brand new yogurt factory that was put in operation in just 5 months from assignment!

From design to operation

A devastating fire destroyed the dairy factory of Kri-Kri in Northern Greece. The company was swift to respond to the challenge, opting for a brand new factory with double capacity.

The project entailed the study, installation and start-up of set, strained and traditional type yogurt lines, accompanied by multi-line CIP units and edge automation that ensured a combination of high safety and production output. A major requirement was the ERP integration for managing the production data.


We used the best quality components from top suppliers

Alfa Laval, Bardiani, ETA, Festo, GR Inox, Goavec, Grundfos, Inoxpa, Rittal, Siemens, Tassalini and Ytron.

For the process automation our customized integrated solution used the most powerful PLC of SIEMENS Simatic series, S7-400, signals acquisition with distributed stations ET200S, valves controlled via AS-Interface (AS-i) bus system, visualization systems based on Simatic WinCC V7.2.

We completed the project in 5 months after the assignment!

Benefits for KRI-KRI

We delivered a fully automated factory in just 5 months, doubling the capacity of the old one, with vastly improved quality and consistency. We incorporated fully automated recipes for maximum standardization.

The smart preset CIP programs help operational efficiency and resource management, guarantee high cleaning performance and a safe end-product.

The final products have been absorbed by the wider European market with great success and have triggered the interest for further extension of the production lines.

“Kri-Kri has risen from the ashes of this devastating fire even stronger!”

Sector manager:Vassilis Giannopoulos