Since 1989 the Austrian company KOSME Gesellschaft mbH, which is based in Sollenau near Vienna, has been active in the field of labelling and filling technology. With the triumphant advance of PET bottles the company expanded its portfolio in the 1990s to include stretch blow machines – today its main focus. KOSME also produces the blow moulds it needs for this in Sollenau, for both its own stretch blow machines and those of its parent company. Since 2005 the company has been a daughter of Krones AG. 25 of its 135 employees are charged with the construction, programming, manufacturing and quality control in mould construction. Where machining is concerned the team has trusted in machine tools from DMG MORI and controls from HEIDENHAIN for many years now. The machine park includes among others nine universal machines from the DMU eVo linear series and three monoBLOCK machining centres. While the DMU eVo 60 linear machines in particular are equipped identically with iTNC 530 controls, KOSME opted for the new TNC 640 from HEIDENHAIN for its recently purchased DMU 95 monoBLOCK.