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A beverage bottling plant for filling bottles with a liquid beverage comprising of a filling machine, a bottle closing station and a labeling station configured and disposed to label filled bottles. The labeling station comprises a label storage magazine configured to hold a plurality of single-sheet labels in a stacked condition, pie-shaped grippers, that extract labels from the storage magazine and directly apply them on the bottles. The grippers are heated prior to applying the labels to the bottles to assist in securing the labels and then the grippers are cooled. -