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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.

Pentair to Showcase Innovations at Food & Drink Technology Trade Fair in Africa

Global company expands regional presence to support growing customer needs Schaffhausen, Switzerland – 18 March, 2014 – Pentair is showcasing its latest innovations and integrated solutions for the beer, beverage, food, dairy and wine industries at the ‘food & drink technology Africa’ trade fair and conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 18-19.
The company, a global water, fluid, thermal management and equipment protection partner, offers industry leading products, services and solutions to address the world’s growing needs at the nexus of food, water and energy.
“With the rapid growth in the African middle class, there is a greater demand for local food and beverage processing than ever before,” said Olaf M?ller, Vice President Pentair Food & Beverage. “We look forward to the opportunity to highlight how our innovations can help food and beverage makers minimize resource use—including reducing energy and water consumption—while providing greater flexibility and quality assurance.”
The ‘food & drink technology Africa’ trade fair will focus on all aspects of the food and drink processing value chain.
Pentair will highlight a wide array of food and beverage solutions, including hygienic, aseptic and industrial valves and components; membrane technology for water and beer purification and filtration; continuous beverage processing; beverage dispensing equipment; carbon dioxide (CO2) systems; quality control equipment; microfiltration and biogas upgrading.
Expanded Regional Presence Serves Local Customers Pentair’s presence in Africa includes not only its Food & Beverage business, but also its businesses that serve the energy, industrial and residential industries:
• Drawing on the combined resources and expertise within its Food & Beverage business, Pentair was
recently awarded a contract to supply a complete cold block processing solution for a major brewery in
Ethiopia with an annual beer production of 2 million hectoliters.
• Pentair’s Valves & Controls business supplies critical valves and actuators to the oil and gas industry
across the continent, as well as to a major copper mine in Democratic Republic of the Congo and major
gold mines in Ghana.
• Pentair’s Aquatic Systems business works with leading retailers in South Africa to sell and distribute its
broad range of products including pool cleaners, pumps, filters, lights and tools.
• Pentair’s Technical Solutions business provides heat tracing systems for long pipeline heating applications
as well as enclosure solutions to customers in Africa.
Pentair’s expansion in Africa includes the opening of a regional office in Nairobi, Kenya in Spring 2014. The office
will allow the company to provide local insights and support, as well as provide customers access to Pentair’s
diverse portfolio of products, solutions and services from all of its businesses.
The Nairobi office will also serve as a centralized hub for Pentair’s community outreach efforts in Eastern Africa.
Pentair is working with groups including The Nature Conservancy, Action Against Hunger and Shining Hope for
Communities to bring sustainable access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene to communities throughout the region.

Pentair Ltd. (www.pentair.com) delivers industry-leading products, services and solutions for its customers’ diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection. With 2013 revenues of $7.5 billion, Pentair employs more than 30,000 people worldwide.

19 Мар. 2014



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