The beer market dynamics in Russia is approaching zero, yet major brewers are divided into those who developed considerably in 2017 and those who considerably reduced their volumes. For instance, company Efes has managed to substantially extend their sales due to restrained pricing policy and activity in the modern trade. Heineken has also demonstrated an excellent performance promoted by significant increase of advertisement budgets launching a non-alcohol sort of the title brand and unusual activity in the economy market segment. Carlsberg and AB InBev have been focusing on margins and lost a market share of their inexpensive brands. Serious dependence on PET package and mass enthusiasm about Zhigulevskoe have negatively impacted the most of big regional brewers, that have been for the first time pressed by the leaders in the key sales channels, especially in Volga and Central regions. In the small business there has been a noticeable slowdown in appearing of new restaurant breweries, yet the number of craft breweries has been growing rapidly. In 2018, the beer market is likely to grow a little, while the share of AB InBev Efes may decrease due to the integration. ...
“Catalogue of Russian Beer Producers 2018” includes 1070 businesses ranging from large subsidiaries of international companies to rather small restaurant and craft microbreweries.The catalogue includes 32 large breweries, 75 regional breweries, 693 industrial mini- and microbreweries as well as 270 restaurant breweries. ...
Global hop marketA 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 RussiaGermany 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.
GEA Heat Exchangers becomes Kelvion
- Standalone presence of a well-known team in the heat exchanger market
- The new name is Kelvion and pays homage to Lord Kelvin, a pioneer of thermodynamics
Kelvion will continue as global experts in heat exchange with plate heat exchangers, finned-tube heat exchangers, shell-and-tube heat exchangers, modular cooling towers and refrigeration heat exchangers
Bochum, Germany, November 9, 2015 – Something’s happening in the international Heat Exchanger business: another new standalone company has been created out of the former Heat Exchanger division of the GEA Group AG. Due to a change of ownership, the company is now ready to take on the competition around the world under the name Kelvion. The other segments of the Heat Exchanger division will operate under different names and market presence, like DencoHappel (former Air Treatment) whilst the Power Cooling Solutions business will be renamed before the end of the year.
“The new company name pays homage to Lord Kelvin, a pioneer of thermodynamics. The name Kelvion is new, but we continue as global experts in heat exchange with plate heat exchangers, finned-tube heat exchangers, shell-and-tube heat exchangers, modular cooling towers and refrigeration heat exchangers”, said Michael Andersen, Interim CEO of Kelvion and continues: ”We are connecting the best of two worlds: in Kelvion, a long tradition and the solid expertise of our employees meets the flexibility of a medium-sized company. As a premium brand in heat exchangers, Kelvion addresses a customer group that demands reliability. Now, as before, we bring the best of thermal engineering technology to the market. We continue to provide the products that customers from a varied range of industrial sectors all over the world, have learned to trust over the decades.”
Kelvion is a globally active manufacturer of industrial heat exchangers for different kind of markets. Since November 2015 the former subsidiaries of GEA Heat Exchangers have been operating as a standalone company under the name of Kelvion. A new name but with proven expertise, unique competence and a large product portfolio. With plate heat exchangers, shell & tube heat exchangers, finned-tube heat exchangers, modular cooling towers and refrigeration heat exchangers – the company reaches customers in global markets for power generation, oil and gas, chemistry, marine applications, climate and environment, and food and beverages.
Kelvion focuses on customer-specific products and services and serves its target groups throughout a global sales and production network.
As of December 31, 2014 the company had generated annual sales of approx. 900 million euros and employed around 4,500 staff around the world.
For more details on Kelvion, please consult www.kelvion.com
16 Nov. 2015