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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.

GEA Searle LF modular dry coolers – a new range of models

The new modular dry coolers in the GEA Searle LF range offer many and various combination possibilities. As a result, they can be optimally adapted to customer requirements with respect to output, costs, noise emission, model size, and efficiency. They are therefore highly effective for many areas of application. These models are available in the capacity range from 8 to 1,340 kW, in flat-bed horizontal or in vertical configuration. The GEA Searle LF range of dry coolers achieves a close specification match through module length options of 1200, 1500, 1800, and 2100 mm in a single (1158 mm) or double (2301 mm) bank configuration. Up to ten fans can be installed in each bank. In this manner, GEA Heat Exchangers can manufacture these units with a maximum length of 12 m and with up to 20 fans. The customer may choose among various fans, including energy-efficient EC motors with a diameter of 910 mm. These EC fans enable continuously variable matching of fan speed to momentary requirements, over an extensive range: which ensures energy-saving, quiet operation. The heat exchangers are also available in various models, including variants with two to four tube rows. As a result of extensive testing, GEA Heat Exchangers has now implemented three tube patterns for this particular new range of condensers: 5/8", 12 mm or 3/8". These configurations are differently suited for various applications, and the Searle Product Selector software determines the optimal solution for the user’s application.


The new GEA Searle LF range of dry coolers offers a variety of solutions to cover the capacity range between 8 and 1,340 kW.

4 Сен. 2013



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