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3-2019

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.

Raise a glass to the new Kelvion NL100M Plate as the heat exchange solution for beer, dairy and other high viscose media

In brewing, the gap width of a heat exchanger depends on the type of beer being produced. Simple, top-fermented beers require coolers with gaps of around 3mm, which are too narrow for well-hopped varieties. The turbidity would unreliably pass the cooler and, in the worst-case scenario, lead to a complete blockage.

High Service Life and High Efficiency

Enter the new NL 100M plate, the big brother to the NL80M plate, which is available in Titanium as well for ultra-purity and cleanliness. And, it's already making its mark, with large orders coming in from contractors in the food and beverage industries. The NL100M plate now offers the ideal compromise between flexibility and efficiency. It is suitable for operating pressures of 16 bar, provides connections with a nominal diam­eter of 100mm and has a heat exchange surface area of 0.47m² per plate. With a gap width of approx. 4.15mm, it provides enough space to allow strongly-hopped media to pass through and also provides improved heat transfer, compared to plates with even bigger gap width or wide gap patterns.

The advantages of reducing the gap width to approx. 4.15mm are a significant improvement in heat transfer in the double digit percentage range and lower energy consumption. Customers benefit from a good heat transfer rate, less build-up of fouling and extended production times.

Further Food Applications

As well as brewing the NL100M is ideal for a wide range of dairy products. The challenge in those applications is that the product needs very careful handling, with minimum stress to achieve the desired smooth texture and viscosity.

The answer is a heat exchange solution that combines low velocity with low pressure. With conventional plates, low velocity reduces the performance, leading to a build-up of deposits on the surface.

But the plate heat exchanger with NL100M plates, with the OptiWave plate design, offers an outstanding inter­action of the plate profile and corrugation depth. It ensures high heat transfer rates by means of uniform distribution of the product over the entire width of the plate. The large gap of 4.15mm keeps the original product's viscosity at a high level.

Furthermore the NL100M is suitable for oil and steam and glycol applications where low pressure drop is the limiting factor.

Reliable Gaskets, easy Installation

The PosLoc assembly system and EcoLoc gasket system ensure easy assembly of the heat exchanger during installation and maintenance. The PosLoc design makes sure that the plates of gasketed plate heat exchangers align automatically during assembly and seal tight. The EcoLoc gaskets can be at­tached easily without special tools or adhesives. When the device is closed, the correct fit is established automatically. This results in reliable gaskets that can be replaced if necessary, quickly and easily.

15 мая. 2020

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