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Global hop market

A local alternative to mass beer suggested by independent brewers has been successful and is now altering the global market. Beer is becoming more diversified, so transnational companies have to accept the new game rules and to switch focus to young and fast growing markets. All these processes increased the demand for aroma and bitter hop as well as their acreage expansion on two continents. However now there appeared a downward trend of alcohol consumption in the world, so even special sorts can soon turn to be sufficient. In this connection the dynamic American hop market is already facing some problems. EU hop producers have become more cautious, they are not racing to exceed the demand and look forward with more confidence, judging by the contract terms. 

Hop Market in Russia

Germany still dominates the Russian market, yet over the recent two years one has been able observe a continuous success of Czech hop suppliers. Their expansion and growing popularity of hops from the United States became the drivers of supplies growth in 2016 despite the preceding modest harvest crop in the EU, as well as the factor of relative stability in 2017. In this connection, in 2017, the ratio of the varieties continued to shift towards the aroma ones, and the supplies of Magnum hop and other alpha varieties were reduced. However, the import of bitter hop pellets is partially replaced by extracts, especially from the major beer manufacturers. Total volumes of alpha acid supplies, according to our estimation, decreased by approximately 5% and returned to the level of 2015. Barth Haas Group continues dominating the hop products market; HVG also increased its weight. At the same time, Morris Hanbury significantly reduced the supplies in 2017.

Guatemala’s largest brewery places an order with Ziemann

Ziemann has been awarded a contract to further expand and modernize the brewery Cervecer?a Centro Americana SA

In May 2014 representatives of the brewery Cervecer?a Centro Americana SA, Guatemala visited the company Ziemann International GmbH in Ludwigsburg. The Cervecer?a Centro Americana is the largest brewery of the Central American country, where it has been operating very successfully in a highly competitive beer market for many years. Consequently, the private brewery, located in Guatemala City, will further expand its production capacities, together with Ziemann.
Ziemann’s scope of supply includes two mills, the expansion of the fermentation cellar by one double tank and three cylindro-conical tanks, the conversion of the bright beer tank cellar to a fully automatic operation with double seat valves and the cellar extension by two double bright beer tanks.

„The decisive factor for placing the order with us, was certainly our long-term and good business relationship and the fact that the brewery knows about our top quality standards. Moreover, we were the only provider of an overall solution”, said Ralph Schneller-Reindell, Sales Director Latin America of Ziemann.
From the brewhouse to the bright beer tank cellar – Ziemann offers tailor-made solutions for small craft breweries as well as for large-scale breweries. The product range in the brewhouse covers the malt intake, mills, mashing vessels, lauter tuns, mash filters, wort kettles and whirlpools up to wort cooling systems. For the cold block area Ziemann offers fermentation and storage tanks, bright beer tanks, yeast and water tanks as well as the required process technology. For modernization projects, capacity expansions as well as for completely new brewery plants - Ziemann International GmbH provides innovative solutions and is a competent and reliable partner.
Ziemann International GmbH has become a member of the China International Marine Container (CIMC) Group since August 2012 and within this group is a 100% subsidiary of the Dutch CIMC Enric Tank and Process B.V.

1 Jul. 2014

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