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Russia: Positions of Brewing Companies

The review contains an analysis of interim performance of brewers in the first half of 2019. There are rather dynamic changes behind a modest industry growth. Baltika is again experiencing a stage of volumes and market share slid due to competition with AB InBev Efes. Because of the price competition and presence expansion in the modern trade company #2. has come close to the leading position. At the same time sales of Heineken Russia have continued growing which makes the premium part of the portfolio heavier. The market premiumization trend had been also confirmed by import brands. MBC and Zavod Trekhsosenskiy have been the most successful among federal market players. The market share of independent regional brewers and Ochakovo have continued falling as they are being squeezed out by the market leaders at their competitive fields.

Ukrainian beer market 2019: companies and brands

In 2019 beer production and market have been still fluctuating about zero point. However, the past season was successful for brewers judging by the sales profitability. The price mix has improved due to rapid general market premiumization, as well as its particular aspect, the growth of import beer sales. By the season end AB InBev Efes improved its positions considerably. It turned out that consumers had not forgot Efes brands that had to leave the market, but started to recover rapidly. Against the stagnating market that meant sales decline of other companies, in the first place Carlsberg Group that most of all beneficiated from Efes exiting the market. PPB turned out to be stable to branding activity of its competitor and Obolon kept the same volumes and at the moment it is the absolute leader of the economy segment. The share growth of independent producers took place thanks to leading craft breweries, that so far do not have a big market weight, but they are rapidly gaining it.

Brewing industry in Kazakhstan 2019

During the first half of 2019, the majority of Kazakh brewers made their contribution into positive dynamics. Yet it was companies of the lower division, not the two transnational leaders that raised their production and sales. The shares of draft beer and aluminum can which is rapidly squeezing glass bottle out of the market, have been growing. The price segmentation has remained stable despite the substantial rise of retail prices and fluctuations of brand market shares, while the borders between segments have become blurred. The main events in the industry have been: the announced revision of the beer excise policy, launch of BeerKhan brand in the strong beer segment, and most important – purchasing assets of Shymkentbeer by Arasan.

Intralogistics at drinktec 2013 – Increasing demand for modular and scalable concepts

Product and packaging diversity is impacting on warehouse technology

Intralogistics, according Germanyґs engineering federation, the VDMA, is defined as the organization, control and implementation of in-company processes for handling materials, information and products. In this area, in particular, there is still significant optimization potential, just waiting to be tapped, in the production of beverages, dairy products and liquid foods. Just what tools and services are best for exploiting that extra potential will be highlighted at drinktec 2013, the Worldґs Leading Trade Fair for the Beverage and Liquid Food Industry, which takes place from September 16 to 20, 2013, in Munich.

Along the intralogistics chain there are many different stages. But a core component is the warehouse. This is the place where raw materials and operational and auxiliary supplies are held in stock, and where finished products are stored and prepared for dispatch. In warehouse technology a distinction is made between storage in blocks, or on racks, i.e. between block-type and high-bay warehouses. A second criterion is the way in which the material is handled. Stackers are used in manual warehouses, while in automated warehouses rack-operation equipment or driverless transport systems (DTS) in combination with computer-controlled conveyors are used. In addition to this there are semi-automatic versions in which pallets are transported by stackers and then put on the shelves by a shelf-stacking machine.

Product and packaging diversity is having a clear impact on warehouse technology
In the beverage and food industry, the increasing diversity of products and product packaging has made a big impact on warehouse technology in recent years. Pallets with foil-wrapped PET containers cannot be stacked as high as bottles in rigid crates, for example. And if the container is fitted with a trendy "sports cap" closure then the pallet can no longer be stacked at all. In this way a block-type warehouse loses storage capacity significantly and takes up more space – and in urban areas this can be a very serious factor. On the other hand, because of the limited maximum capacity of a shelf-stacking machine, the investment required in transport technology is high if the capacity of a block-type warehouse with 6-pallet handlers is to be achieved. The pros and cons have to be weighed up in each individual case. Other important factors to be taken into account in this optimization include ever more rapidly changing product ranges, ever shorter ordering cycles, inventory ranges and the declining order and delivery quantities per article. Also, in dairies, the refrigeration chain has to be maintained.

New conditions, new solutions
drinktec exhibitors have long since geared up to the changing warehouse environment and produced corresponding solutions, as illustrated by Andreas Oy, Sales Director at SSI Schдfer Noell GmbH: "At present there is increasing demand in the beverages sector for modular and scalable concepts which the manufacturers can use for optimum space utilization, for significantly increasing availability, deliverability and service quality, and for higher throughput. One current example is a fully automated compact channel warehouse with a Lift&Run system, orbiter shuttles and intelligent materials handling control from the warehouse management system for Gerolsteiner beverages manufacturer."

Robots and sustainability – major trends
In terms of current trends in the logistics chain, there is an increasing number of applications for industrial robots. Thanks to major improvements in gripping and sensor technology, it is now possible to automate intralogistics processes that until recently had to be carried out manually. A second example are driverless transport systems which handle internal movements of goods in storage completely autonomously, at least for some stretches. Also, of course, sustainability is now an integrated part of intralogistics operations. The latest stacker control systems, for example, optimize route planning and thereby further reduce energy consumption. Then there are both stackers and warehouse and conveyor systems with energy-efficient, i.e. "greener" drive solutions. All of these trends will be illustrated in full in the products and services showcased at the booths of the exhibitors in the halls at Messe Mьnchen, as Petra Westphal, Exhibition Group Director explains: "As the worldґs leading trade fair for the sector, drinktec is putting on a display, covering at least 132,000 mІ, of raw materials, installations, systems and products for manufacturing, filling, packaging and marketing, and this includes of course hardware and software innovations for intralogistics."

Further information: www.drinktec.com

3 мая. 2013



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