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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.

ZIEMANN continues the success story in Mexico

New order for the expansion of the Compa??a Cervecera de Coahuila to 25 million hectoliters

While the current expansion stage to 20 million hectoliters is still in full swing, Constellation Brands, USA has already placed an order for the next expansion stage of the Compa??a Cervecera de Coahuila, Mexico: ZIEMANN International GmbH, Germany again will play an important role in the success story of increasing the production capacity of the brewery in Piedras Negras to 25 million hectoliters per year. The project shall be completed in 2017.

The expansion to an annual production capacity of 25 million hectoliters includes two additional brewhouses, one cold block inclusive of tanks and pipework, the automation system and utilities as well as various services, such as engineering, project management and installation works. Currently, ZIEMANN is heavily involved in doubling the production capacity of the Compa??a Cervecera de Coahuila to 20 million hectoliters per year. In the first expansion stage of the brewery ZIEMANN played a leading role, too.
„This second order within only eleven months is the result of the tireless and professional work of the entire project team in Germany and Piedras Negras. The order underlines once again the close cooperation with Constellation Brands. We appreciate their trust and confidence in our team and we are committed to delivering on our commitments”, explained Ralph Schneller-Reindell, key account manager of ZIEMANN.

ZIEMANN provides innovative and tailor-made solutions for craft breweries as well as for large-scale breweries – from the malt intake to the bright beer tank cellar. The product range in the area of the wort treatment extends from the malt intake, via grist mills, mash vessels, lauter tuns, mash filters, wort kettles and whirlpools up to wort cooling systems. In the area of the cold block ZIEMANN offers fermentation and storage tanks, bright beer tanks, yeast tanks and all required CIP tanks. ZIEMANN plans, engineers and automates the process and the cleaning technology in all production areas, including the installation of process pipework and the integration of all required utilities. For modernizations, capacity expansions as well as for completely new brewery plants – ZIEMANN provides innovative solutions and is a valued expert.
Last but not least, ZIEMANN is a competent and reliable partner for craft breweries and large-scale breweries in the field of research and development. ZIEMANN supports its customers, for example, in developing individual beer recipes.

For further information, please contact:

ZIEMANN International GmbH
SchwieberdingerStrasse 86
71636 Ludwigsburg
Germany
Lucas Goebel
Phone: +49 7141 408 377
E-Mail: [email protected]

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ZIEMANN recently received an order to plan and build the process part of the expanded production capacity of the Compa??a Cervecera de Coahuila to 25 million hectoliters per year by 2017. This is the second expansion order within only eleven months.

23 Feb. 2015

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