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Success all along the line | Established in 1997 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Founders Brewing is one of the most well-known and popular craft brewers in the US. They owe their success to their focus on creating quality products rather than just growing their bottom line.

Krones AG | Based on current figures, Krones AG, the Neutraubling-based manufacturer of filling and packaging technology adjusts its earnings forecast for the fiscal year 2019.

The Calgary-based inventor of micro-canning equipment for craft brewers has donated a canning system to the growing Beer Industry Program at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Cask’s Micro-Automated Canning Systems (mACS) will serve to educate the program’s students on the packaging, environmental, and freshness-keeping benefits of canned craft beer.

Matching kegs | People are sure to sit up and notice when an old, decommissioned factory, formerly of major regional significance, is converted into a brewery. Ecological sustainability is an added factor when only high-quality products and ingredients from the surrounding area are used for beer production. This reflects the self-perception and corporate identity of Hordeum brewery in Novara, Piedmont, Italy. Regional craft beers are brewed there at a capacity of 1500 hl.

Large-scale project | For years now, a diverse range of beverage products containing alcohol has fueled continuous growth in the segment. “Ready-to-drink” products (RTDs) include beer and cider as well as other beverages containing alcohol mixed with sodas, fruit juices or other non-alcoholic drinks. In South Africa, RTDs are in high demand. The Distell Group is one of Africa’s leading producers of spirits, premium wines, ciders and other RTDs. This case study describes the conversion of the production at the Distell Springs facility from a batch process to an in-line process which is controlled by measurement of the concentration in degrees Brix.

Serial number 001 in Vancouver | The success of craft beer today is down to the pioneering efforts of a handful of adventurous brewers. While some big breweries are now battling with a drop in sales, the upsurge of smaller brewing companies continues. One example of this is the rise of Steamworks Brewery from Vancouver in Canada which began long before the current craft beer boom. Early on in its career the company opted for systems from KHS which is also why the Canadians were recently able to enjoy a very special first: the arrival of the prototype of Innofill CAN C to manage can filling the Innofill Can C in Vancouver.

The Neutraubling-based manufacturer of filling and packaging technology released its annual report on 21 March 2019.

Krones continued to grow in 2018. Revenue increased by 4.4% to EUR 3.85 billion. The company thus attained the revised forecast of 4% revenue growth announced in autumn 2018. Adjusted for currency and acquisition effects, revenue in 2018 rose by around 5%.

Following the announcement of the partnership between Petainer, KHS Japan and Mitsubishi Chemical to bring one-way PET kegs to the Japanese beer market, the unique new DLC keg, 10 and 20l, has been launched in the market.

As a leading player in the domestic beer market, Heineken Vietnam was looking to significantly increase the beer production output of its Tien Giang site, located in the south of the country. And they needed to do it quickly. Long-term partner and expert in turnkey solutions for beer players, Gebo Cermex, supported this ambitious goal with a complete line project, featuring among other highly efficient and high-performing solutions the new Sidel filler, EvoFILL Can.

Increased line efficiency | The renowned German brewery Rothaus inaugurated state-of-the-art sorting and filling lines at their site in the High Black Forest in the beginning of the year. Maximum uptime and increased reliability of these lines were made possible thanks to the line engineering and conveying expertise of their longstanding business partner Gebo Cermex.