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Brewery and Winery

Gas unit meets brewery and winery industriy needs

14th November 2008 The Intaka Tech nitrogen generation unit, built by engineering company Intaka Tech, is a unit tailor-made for the brewery and winery industry reports the company. 

Wine industry urged to help combat global warming

14th November 2008 Former US vice president Al Gore, has urged the global wine industry to act to tackle climate change. 

Company growth up, but outlook uncertain

By: Jonathan Faurie     14th November 2008 International brewery group SAB Miller, one of the largest brewers in the world, has reported that its local operations experienced a slight growth in the beginning of the 2008/9 financial year. However, the outlook for the rest of the year is uncertain. 

Local brewer increases environmental efforts

By: Jonathan Faurie     14th November 2008 Efforts to improve the environmental effects that South Africa’s largest brewer South African Breweries (SAB), part of the SAB Miller group, has on the environment have increased over the past year, reports the company. 

Western Cape to host international wine industry talks

14th November 2008 Some of the foremost role players in the international wine industry are set to meet in the Western Cape to discuss important new trends in wine and wine tourism. 

Consumer shifts sustain brewery industry profitability

14th November 2008 Recent research carried out by analysis company, Global Industry Analysts, shows that consumer developments will sustain profitability in the brewery industry. 

With Africa emerging as a key market, Heineken and partners prepare to enter the belly of the beast, South Africa

By: Dennis Ndaba     12th September 2008 The development by global beer group Heineken, and its partners, of a multi-million-rand brewery in Sedibeng, south of Johannesburg, is being seen by both government and food and beverage industry observers as a fairly significant milestone – in total, the Dutch brewer is involved in projects in... 

Beer clarification applications experience technology conversion

By: Chanel de Bruyn     16th November 2007 Cross-flow filtration systems are slowly being recognised as an alternative to the traditional kieselguhr or diatomaceous earth filtration systems used in about 95% of breweries worldwide, says global specialised product and engineering solutions provider Alfa Laval. 

Bottling hall upgrade receives new industrial flooring

By: Chanel de Bruyn     16th November 2007 National specialist contracting company Industrial Flooring Systems (IFS) has installed a flooring system for the upgrade of a bottling hall facility of a wine and spirits producer from Cape Town. 

Winemaking machinery undergoes test trials

16th November 2007 Local supplier of wine machinery Velo SA has undergone a number of trials this year for its equipment in different wineries in the country. 

New company established to embrace wine production

16th November 2007 The Institute for Wine Biotechnology (IWBT), at Stellenbosch University, has decided to capitalise on the research proficiency and knowledge that has been developed at the institute over the last ten years, says IWBT representative Dr Viresh Ramburan. 

Cork council reduces TCA-tainted cork use

By: Chanel de Bruyn     16th November 2007 The South African Cork Council (SACC) has been making strides to reduce the amount of trichloroanisole-tainted (TCA-tainted) cork closures used in the winery industry. 

Beer shortage abates

By: Chanel de Bruyn     16th November 2007 Local brewer South African Breweries (SAB) has reported that there is no critical shortage of its beer brands, despite some pack sizes and types of beer remaining under pressure. 

Initiative builds biodiversity, secures vineyard sustainability

By: Chanel de Bruyn     16th November 2007 The Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI), a partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector has experienced significant growth in membership in the three years of its existence. 

Large Tanzanian brewery contracts soon to be completed

By: Chanel de Bruyn     16th November 2007 Design and installation of packaging and production lines, and project management consultants for the food and beverage industry High-Tech Packaging is currently working on a range of projects for Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL), which is owned by South African Breweries (SAB) Miller. 

Local company supplies electrical equipment to brewery, beverage projects

By: Chanel de Bruyn     16th November 2007 Manufacturer and supplier of electrical equipment High-Tech Systems is involved in a range of contracts for the food and beverage, and in particular, the brewery industry. 

SA brandy continues on its growth trajectory

16th November 2007 The South African brandy industry has succeeded in maintaining its growth momentum during the year under review, says the South African Brandy Foundation. 

Wine industry associations implement foresight, business intelligence service

By: Chanel de Bruyn     16th November 2007 The South African Wine Industry Information and Systems (SAWIS), in co-operation with Winetech and Wines of South Africa (Wosa) are implementing a Wine Industry Foresight and Business Intelligence Service. 

SA wine exports back on a growth trajectory

By: Chanel de Bruyn     16th November 2007 Despite dismal trading conditions for 2006, Wines of South Africa (Wosa) director Su Birch says it the wine export market has turned the corner and that trading conditions are back on a growth trajectory. 

Oil and chemical resistant cable supplied to breweries

By: Chanel de Bruyn     16th November 2007 Cable manufacturer Lapp Cable has supplied cable to the South African Breweries (SAB) for the past ten years, and continues to supply cable to a number of food and beverage applications. 

SA brewer embarks on Ugandan JV

By: cheryl reddy     17th November 2006 Black empowered, Coleus Packaging, in which SAB owns a 60% share, with the remaining 40% owned by empowerment partner Nokusa Packaging, has entered in a 50/50 joint venture with Crown Corks of Uganda. 

Wine prices drop as marketing lags

By: cheryl reddy     17th November 2006 The absence of consolidated marketing efforts from South African producer cellars, combined with the relative strong performance of the rand last year, largely contributed to a further drop in wine prices during 2005. 

Club car for winery

17th November 2006 The exclusive distributors in Southern Africa of club car utilities, CSE Equipment Company has recently put a vehicle through its paces at Lourensford Estates, a local wine farm. 

‘Bedouin’ tents boost branding initiative

17th November 2006 Cape Town-based manufacturer and developer of Bedouin-style tents, Tentra have recently delivered four MGD branded freestyle tents to SABMiller. 

Locally-built dosing plant supplied

17th November 2006 To meet the demand for a complete dosing package, local liquid dosing technology company DoseTech designed and built a custom skid fitted with metering pumps, tanks and associated equipment and instrumentation, which was pre-tested by the customer before being delivered to brewery. 

Chocolate lager to launch in time for Christmas

17th November 2006 One of the world’s largest brewers, SABMiller recently announced the release of its chocolate beer, uniquely brewed with six different malts, including a dark chocolate malt. 

Wine road rehabilitation proves successful

17th November 2006 Stellenbosch is the heart of the South African wine industry, a place of exquisite beauty and richly endowed with the country’s colourful ways of life and its traditions. 

GM grapevine tests face local opposition

By: cheryl reddy     17th November 2006 Three organisations have independently conducted research and lodged formal objections to the Registrar of Genetic Resources opposing an application from Stellenbosch University’s Institute of Wine Biotechnology (IWBT) to conduct a field trial with genetically-modified (GM) grapevines in... 

Glass expansion boosts production capacity

By: cheryl reddy     17th November 2006 One of South Africa’s largest glass packaging manufacturers Consol, Glass, has invested some R320-million in a facility at its Clayville plant In Midrand, which will extend the factory’s production capacity by almost 40%. 

Microbreweries launched to spur skills drive

By: cheryl reddy     17th November 2006 Two new microbreweries have been opened at the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch in October an effort by the country’s leading brewer to alleviate skills shortage in the industry. 

Wine body stresses exports, tourism

By: cheryl reddy     17th November 2006 Wines of South Africa (Wosa) has outlined its key objectives for the year ahead, such as promoting Brand South Africa, empowerment brands and wine tourism. 

Cape winery concludes BEE deal

By: cheryl reddy     17th November 2006 With tough times being experienced in the wine market owing to wine surpluses and wine brand proliferation, Cape Town-based Flagstone Winery has had a ‘year of good growth’ with many new projects and deals on the cards. 

Local brewer pours R1m into image revamp

By: cheryl reddy     17th November 2006 The South African subsidiary of Bavaria Breweries has launched an extensive marketing campaign, centred on the repackaging of its beer. 

Cabinets designed for corrosive conditions

17th November 2006 Legrand’s stainless steel cabinets are designed for use in corrosive conditions and in areas requiring a high level of hygiene, including the breweries and wineries. 

Pulling tools for bearing fitting, extraction

10th November 2006 Becker Engineering’s range of German manufactured Kukko mechanical and hydraulic pulling tools is designed for applications that require bearing fitting and extraction. 

Stagnant wine market bears on storage-tank makers

By: khalid patel     4th August 2006 The wine storage-tank industry has experienced little growth in recent years, owing to the wine industry reaching a point of little expansion, as a result of strong competition in local and international markets. “Although some additional storage tanks were needed to house the volume of new... 

Government commits to 'best possible deal' for local sector

By: Liezel Hill     21st April 2006 Agriculture Minister Thoko Didiza says that the South African government is committed to implementing the Wine and Spirits Agreement, signed in 2002, with the European Union (EU), “to the fullest extent”. 

SA companies penetrate deep into Kenya's corporate heartland

By: John Muchira     20th January 2006 BC and AC – acknowledged abbreviations for Before Christ and After Christ – are important historical markers. 

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