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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.

ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA opens new branch in the USA

Since September 2016, ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA GmbH, Ludwigsburg, has been operating from three sites in North and South America: Miami (Florida) in the USA, the Columbian capital of Bogota and now also San Diego (California) in the USA.

2016-09-21_14h14_51Ludwigsburg, September 15, 2016 – Ralph Schneller-Reindell will now be heading the USA, Canadian and Latin American sales regions from San Diego, in his capacity as Vice President Sales Americas. He will be supported by the Sales Director USA, Udo Funk, who will also be based in the USA, as well as by the native Columbian David Rueda, who has been boosting the sales of this tradition-rich company as Sales Manager Latin America from Bogota since earlier this year.

Since 1852, ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA has been providing artisan and large-scale breweries with custom-made solutions. The product range in the wort preparation field extends from malt intake and crushing mills, mash-in tanks, lauter tuns, mash filters, wort kettles and whirl pools to wort cooling. The cold block, including fermentation and storage tanks, pressure tanks, yeast tanks and the required CIP tanks, is also completely covered. ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA furthermore engineers, implements and automates process and cleaning technology in both production areas, installs process piping and integrates the equipment required. ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA has globally renowned expertise regarding modernisation, capacity extension and turnkey delivery of breweries. Last but not least, ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA is the contact partner for artisan and large-scale breweries when it comes to research and development – for example when working out individual beer formulations.

21 Сен. 2016



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