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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.

Five orders within four years

The brewery Vizit, Russia has placed an order with Ziemann for another ten tanks
Ziemann International GmbH has been awarded a contract by the Russian brewery Vizit for the supply and installation of ten fermentation and storage tanks. „It is already the fifth order from the brewery Vizit within the last four years. This once again underlines the top quality of our tanks”, said Mr. Karl Butzmann, Managing Director of Ziemann.
The brewery Vizit is located in Kusnezk, about 800 kilometres south-east of Moscow. The Open joint-stock brewery, whose roots go back to the year 1947, focuses on the sale and distribution of its products in Moscow as well as in the Volga Region. With this strategy, the brewery with its top brands “Vizit”, “Beloff” and “Nulloff”, operates very successfully in the challenging Russian beer market. Currently, the brewery has an output of about 400,000 hectolitres per year.

Three meters in diameter and a total volume of 658 hectolitres
The continuous investments in the brewery’s fermentation and storage capacities are a visible sign of its successful operation. The brewery ordered its first tanks, with a diameter of three metres and a total volume of 658 hectolitres, from Ziemann in January 2010. Since then, the brewery has placed three more tank orders. Ziemann will deliver the recent ten tanks to Russia in week 33 of 2014.

From the brewhouse to the bright beer tank cellar – Ziemann offers tailor-made solutions for small craft breweries as well as for large-scale breweries. The product range in the brewhouse covers the malt intake, mills, mashing vessels, lauter tuns, mash filters, wort kettles and the whirlpool up to the wort cooling. For the cold block area Ziemann offers fermentation and storage tanks, bright beer tanks, yeast and water tanks as well as the required process technology. For modernizations, capacity expansions as well as for completely new brewery plants - Ziemann International GmbH provides innovative solutions and is a competent and reliable partner.
Ziemann International GmbH has become a member of the China International Marine Container (CIMC) Group since August 2012 and within this group is a 100% subsidiary of the Dutch CIMC Enric Tank and Process B.V.

15 мая. 2014



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