Dmitry Nekrasov’s Philosophy — on the Past, Present and Future of Ukrainian Brewing IndustryA meeting with Dmitry Nekrasov always turns into a training course: “Introduction to brewing business“. We are talking to a clever “playing trainer“ a person that can be called a godfather of the Ukrainian craft. He has a dozen of successful projects to his name. Dmitry told us about craft beer in Ukraine, on market cycles, on specifity of operating in retail and HoReCa, on union of Ukrainian brewers and certainly, how a brewery of his own, First Dnipro Brewery is doing.
The market of import beer in Russia: review and databasesThe market of import beer is rapidly growing and changing. But while in the past years it was growing due to brands variety, in 2019 major and affordable brands from TOP-10 were developing actively. It seems that the fact of a brand origin from far abroad counties, even if it is not well known but has moderate price and good distribution provides for million liters of sales in the territory of Russia. Among distributors AB InBev Efes was far behind, yet the role of Baltika and suppliers of the second row got more important. The boom of German brands was followed by stagnation of import from other traditional regions (and Belarus) instead the supplies from Mexico, Lithuania and Asian countries grew considerably.
Russia: Positions of Brewing CompaniesThe 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 brandsIn 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 2019During 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.
The trend of complication of Russian beer market is going on and in several directions at the same time. The range has got wider, the import and small segments are growing, namely craft beer, alcohol-free beer and special flavor beer. At the same time, all ex-mega brands and light lagers by Russian brewers are experiencing a decline of their shares. AB InBev Efes, Heineken, MBC and Pivzavod Trekhsosenskiy have exceeded the market, Carlsberg was developing slower than the market and Ochakovo as well as some other mid-sized breweries have been cutting down their volumes. To a big extent brewers’ performance was connected to their ability to reach agreement with networks, sacrifice their margin and enter new markets. Craft brewers are facing a serious danger of producers’ registration introduction – de facto licensing. ...
GEA Heat Exchangers becomes Kelvion
- Standalone presence of a well-known team in the heat exchanger market
- The new name is Kelvion and pays homage to Lord Kelvin, a pioneer of thermodynamics
Kelvion will continue as global experts in heat exchange with plate heat exchangers, finned-tube heat exchangers, shell-and-tube heat exchangers, modular cooling towers and refrigeration heat exchangers
Bochum, Germany, November 9, 2015 – Something’s happening in the international Heat Exchanger business: another new standalone company has been created out of the former Heat Exchanger division of the GEA Group AG. Due to a change of ownership, the company is now ready to take on the competition around the world under the name Kelvion. The other segments of the Heat Exchanger division will operate under different names and market presence, like DencoHappel (former Air Treatment) whilst the Power Cooling Solutions business will be renamed before the end of the year.
“The new company name pays homage to Lord Kelvin, a pioneer of thermodynamics. The name Kelvion is new, but we continue as global experts in heat exchange with plate heat exchangers, finned-tube heat exchangers, shell-and-tube heat exchangers, modular cooling towers and refrigeration heat exchangers”, said Michael Andersen, Interim CEO of Kelvion and continues: ”We are connecting the best of two worlds: in Kelvion, a long tradition and the solid expertise of our employees meets the flexibility of a medium-sized company. As a premium brand in heat exchangers, Kelvion addresses a customer group that demands reliability. Now, as before, we bring the best of thermal engineering technology to the market. We continue to provide the products that customers from a varied range of industrial sectors all over the world, have learned to trust over the decades.”
Kelvion is a globally active manufacturer of industrial heat exchangers for different kind of markets. Since November 2015 the former subsidiaries of GEA Heat Exchangers have been operating as a standalone company under the name of Kelvion. A new name but with proven expertise, unique competence and a large product portfolio. With plate heat exchangers, shell & tube heat exchangers, finned-tube heat exchangers, modular cooling towers and refrigeration heat exchangers – the company reaches customers in global markets for power generation, oil and gas, chemistry, marine applications, climate and environment, and food and beverages.
Kelvion focuses on customer-specific products and services and serves its target groups throughout a global sales and production network.
As of December 31, 2014 the company had generated annual sales of approx. 900 million euros and employed around 4,500 staff around the world.
For more details on Kelvion, please consult www.kelvion.com
16 Ноя. 2015