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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.

Premiere in Texas

The first US craft brewery with the newest ZIEMANN technology was put into operation on schedule.

Karbach Brewing Company in Houston is producing its first beers on the new brewhouse supplied by ZIEMANN. As part of Karbach’s capacity expansion, ZIEMANN also supplied the new fermentation tanks and a state of the art automation system.

Brewmaster and Founder Eric Warner from Karbach Brewing Company explained: “The ZIEMANN team showed a lot of flexibility in the project phase to adapt to our requirements. The equipment design is versatile and we are seeing exceptionally good yields and improvement in wort quality. This shows that the ZIEMANN innovation process is driven by their profound process knowledge and by the requirements of craft brewers.”
ZIEMANN brewhouses for craft brewers are designed with a high degree of prefabrication to be installed in less than a month.
The brewhouse for Karbach Brewing Company was designed for 12 brews per day, with a cold cast-out volume of 120 bbl. The impressive yield improvements are based on the latest innovations of ZIEMANN. The “Colibri” mash mixer provides a thorough and homogeneous mixing of the dry grist with the strike water, even for very concentrated mashes. This is the ideal preparation of the mash for the “Lotus” lauter tun, which was designed with a focus on achieving exceptional extract recovery for high gravity beers. The “Shark” wort boiling features a 2-phase internal calandria that provides a gentle boiling with low energy input and excellent trub formation. Finally the ZIEMANN Whirlpool with its inverse conical bottom does a superior job in separating the trub from the wort. As Eric Warner explained: “Our yields have improved dramatically. This ZIEMANN brewhouse technology and this unique whirlpool design help us to get the last drop of wort out of the trub, even with the Rodeo Clown, our Double IPA with an OG of 21.5°P and 85 Bitter Units.”

Initial laboratory results on test brews also show an improved chill haze stability and Eric expects a substantial improved shelf life of the product, which is very welcome considering the ambitious expansion plans. After all this ZIEMANN brewhouse is designed for a final capacity of approximately 350,000 bbl per year.

ZIEMANN also supplied six fermentation tanks with a net volume of 600 bbl, including catwalk system and spiral stairs. The outdoor tanks are placed on support rings with the cones in a closed operator room. All the equipment was manufactured in the Ziemann workshop in Buergstadt, Germany. From this workshop ZIEMANN has delivered over 300 large fermentation and bright beer tanks to US craft brewers in the last years.

In addition to the brewhouse and the tank farm the project also included the automation of the control system with integration of the new malt handling.

In the next weeks Karbach Brewing will ramp up production and finalize the construction of the new brewery restaurant. The official inauguration of the whole expansion project is scheduled to take place in the second quarter of 2015.

ZIEMANN provides innovative and tailor-made solutions for craft breweries from the malt intake to the bright beer tank cellar. ZIEMANN plans, engineers and automates all production areas, including the installation of process pipework and the integration of all required utilities. For modernizations, capacity expansions as well as for completely new brewery plants – ZIEMANN provides innovative solutions and is a valued expert.

Last but not least, ZIEMANN is a competent and reliable partner in the field of research and development. With its own state of the art pilot brewery in Ludwigsburg ZIEMANN tests new developments and supports its customers, for example, in developing individual beer recipes.

For further information, please contact:
ZIEMANN International GmbH
Schwieberdinger Stra?e 86
71636 Ludwigsburg, Deutschland
Lucas Goebel
Phone: +49 7141 408 377
E-Mail: [email protected]


The new brewery of the Karbach Brewing Company is designed to produce twelve brews per days with a cold cast-out volume of 120 bbl. The brewhouse is equipped with the latest ZIEMANN innovations, e.g. this agitator system Colibri.

4 Фев. 2015



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