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Brewery and Winery

Corrosion-resistant bearings on offer

22nd November 2002 Specialist supplier of bearings, seals, power transmission components, geared motors and belting Bearing Man has a range of corrosion-resistant bearings designed for use in breweries and wineries, where frequent washdowns are necessary. 

International automation competition winners announced

22nd November 2002 An operating unit of Invensys, Wonderware, has announced the winners of this year’s Wonderware Open, the company’s annual international industrial automation application competition. 

Legrand

By: nkolola halwindi     22nd November 2002 A range of 304L stainless-steel cabinets from Legrand, designed for use in corrosive conditions and in areas requiring a high level of hygiene are suitable for breweries and wineries. 

New R42-million cellar for the Helderberg

22nd November 2002 The Helderberg region of the Western Cape is famous not only for its exquisite beauty, but also as an area that produces magnificent wines. 

Reinheitsgebot demands high-quality water input

22nd November 2002 Most beverages require the addition of water during the manufacturing process.?Beer, for example, consists primarily of barley malt, hops, yeast and water. 

Beer industry could benefit from improved logistics, says firm

By: nkolola halwindi     22nd November 2002 Good process knowledge, along with business process knowledge is the key to the success for any industry, says supplier of integrated software and?solutions to the process industries AspenTech Africa business consulting director Dr Ralph Grob. 

Reinheitsgebot demands high-quality water input

22nd November 2002 Most beverages require the addition of water during the manufacturing process.?Beer, for example, consists primarily of barley malt, hops, yeast and water. 

Supply chain outsourcing increases firm's turnover

By: nkolola halwindi     22nd November 2002 The decision by SABMiller Africa & Asia to outsource its supply chain to the sourcing and procurement specialist DNA Sherwood, has proved profitable. 

Old SA favourite in R67-million expansion programme

By: nkolola halwindi     22nd November 2002 South African alcoholic beverage company Distell has embarked on a significant growth strategy on the global wine and spirits market, which has resulted in numerous successful listings in the UK, Europe and the US. 

Stellenbosch

22nd November 2002 Responding to the wine industry’s growing need for business and leadership skills, the University of Stellenbosch Business (USB) School has designed a unique programme in wine management which will be presented for the third time next year. 

Burner and combustion system installed at Namibian brewer

By: nkolola halwindi     22nd November 2002 Throughout the world, there is a growing awareness of the need to reduce emissions and to improve fuel efficiency. ?Whether the focus is on carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide or just fuel savings all industries are facing significant challenges in this area. 

New career path reaping good results for ex-MD

22nd November 2002 The several awards gained by Zevenwacht at the recent Veritas Awards has vindicated the farm’s investment in new cellar equipment and best viticultural practises. 

Process-control architecture allows for recipe sharing among plants

22nd November 2002 In recent years, South African Breweries (SAB) has grown rapidly to become one of the top five international brewing giants. 

Outsourcing increases company's turnover

By: nkolola halwindi     22nd November 2002 The decision by SABMiller Africa & Asia to outsource its supply chain to the sourcing and procurement specialist DNA Sherwood, has proved profitable. 

Local innovators win recognition

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     15th November 2002 Tinplate beverage-can maker Bevcan is this year’s winner, in the large-companies category, of the Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII) award. 

Four SA wines make the UK top 20 list

4th October 2002 Although the UK takes up virtually half the total volume of wine exported by South Africa, the full potential of this market has yet to be tapped, says Western Wines MD Mike Paul. 

Investment flows in SA wine industry

By: Jill Stanford     16th September 2002 Foreign and local investment is pouring into the South African wine industry, making it more competitive and boosting exports year on year. 

Investment continues to flow into SA's wine industry

13th September 2002 Foreign and local investment is pouring into the South African wine industry making it more competitive and boosting exports year on year. 

R60m wine production, distribution project advances

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     26th July 2002 Independent wine and spirits importer, exporter and distributor DGB is well into the second of the three-phase expansion of its Wellington production facility, in the Western Cape. 

Ten SA manufacturers show the way in the export market

By: Deborah Spicer     7th June 2002 South Africa’s exports grew from R210-billion in 2000 to R251-billion last year in what should not be regarded as an exceptional year for exports but as part of a sustained pattern of export growth. 

$5bn breweries tie-up concluded

31st May 2002 London listed South African Breweries (SAB) said it was buying the Miller Brewery business of US group Philip Morris for $5-billion to become the world’s second-largest brewer. 

Brewer pursues Australian market

By: Zonika Botha     8th March 2002 With a forecast turnover of R65-million this financial year, Halewood Breweries South Africa is a force to be reckoned with in the rapidly-growing alcoholic-fruit beverage (AFB) and spirit-cooler market. 

Bottler sets sights on Africa

By: Zonika Botha     8th March 2002 One of the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottlers Amalgamated Beverage Industries Limited of South Africa (ABI) has recorded a growth in turnover from R452-million in 1987 to nearly R3,8-billion in 2001, with case sales increasing from 45-million to 100-million. 

Brewer buys into Zambian soft-drink bottler

8th March 2002 South African Breweries International’s (Africa) (SABI’s) Zambian subsidiary, Zambian Breweries. listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange, has acquired the entire issued share capital of the Coca-Cola bottler, Zambian Bottlers from a vendor consortium including the Coca-Cola Export... 

South African skills help global competitiveness brew

By: Laura Franz     14th December 2001 International process-engineering giant GEA is relying increasingly on its global human resources due to escalating competition in the thermal and energy technology, air treatment, refrigeration, liquid processing, powder technology and mechanical separation sectors, GEA Tuchenhagen Brewery... 

Biotechnology pushes South African wine competitiveness

23rd November 2001 Part of the University of Stellenbosch, the Institute of Wine Biotechnology (IWBT) was established at in 1995, with the focus on the genetic improvment of wine yeats and grapevine cultivars. 

Wine distribution centre nears completion

23rd November 2001 The construction of a new R12-million specialised wine distribution centre in Stellenbosch is nearing completion. 

Brewery a marvel for stainless steel

23rd November 2001 Stainless-steel companies have played an important role in the development of South African Breweries’ (SAB’s) new Ibhayi brewery in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape. 

How wine came to be on the dinner table

23rd November 2001 The origin of wine dates back nearly 7 000 years. 

The South African wine industry today

23rd November 2001 The Cape wine growing areas, situated in the narrow viticultural zone of the Southern Hemisphere, produce some of the world’s most outstanding wines. 

New compressor developed

23rd November 2001 Increasing efficiencies, reducing energy costs and caring for the environment were the key aims behind the development of York Refrigeration’s innovative Rotatune compressor. 

Software package for Tanzanian brewer

23rd November 2001 Success of a new South African human resources software package in Tanzania is proving a springboard for its implementation locally. 

Brewery completed in record time

23rd November 2001 The R114-million civil and building contract for the new South African Breweries iBhayi Brewery in Port Elizabeth has been completed by WBHO in a joint venture with LTA. 

Heating system for wine

23rd November 2001 An electrical surface heating system for raising the temperature of wine in vessels from –2?C to 15?C has been assembled by Bartec Barlian. 

Estate appoints new winemaker

23rd November 2001 With more than R10-million being spent on the expansion process at Zevenwacht Wine Estate, the owner Harold Johnson’s next step was to appoint the most important asset – the winemaker. 

SA wine sector enters period of change

23rd November 2001 The South African wine industry is undergoing an exciting period of change in the vineyard and in the winery. 

Glass half full for wine sector

23rd November 2001 Despite the poor condition of the global economy, Wines of South Africa (Wosa) tells Engineering News that its present market outlook is a positive one. 

Export a risky business, warns economist

23rd November 2001 While South Africa’s wine export industry remains strong, gone are the days when exporters could rest assured that everything would run smoothly all the way to the bank. 

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