GEA’s green cooling system for ice cream manufacturer Mackie’s

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GEA has signed a contract for the supply of a new, environmentally friendly cooling system with one of the leading British ice cream producers, the Scottish premium ice cream manufacturer Mackie’s. The order is worth around 4.5 million British pounds.


BrauBeviale 2020 – Special Edition: Extensive programme bolsters future viability of sector

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Lectures by experts on current trends and challenges, discussion rounds, tastings in the Craft Drinks Areas, competitions including the European Beer Star, and also the German Beer Sommeliers Championship: exhibitors and visitors can look forward to an extensive programme at the Special Edition of BrauBeviale, scheduled for 10 to 12 November this year. Six lecture stages in the exhibition halls – [email protected] – will provide plenty of space for everything and will combine both in-person and online experiences. Many of the items on the programme contribute to the theme of the future viability of the sector. [email protected] can also be enjoyed online.


GEA Remote Support: New service packages for expert assistance available

GEA Remote Support: New service packages for expert assistance available
The new Eye Wear Package includes specially-designed glasses and provides customers with the freedom to communicate with GEA experts while performing tasks. (image: GEA)
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In a fast-changing world, GEA is committed to maintaining close, even instantaneous communication with customers and helping them navigate the new normal. With GEA Remote Support, GEA experts are instantly available via video, which neither requires pre-installing software nor an updated IT-infrastructure. GEA now offers customers two new service packages providing different types of remote expert assistance, ensuring availability in every situation without compromising safety and security. (more…)

OMNIUM by ZIEMANN: Looking back into the future – Development towards a non-classical approach in a traditional environment

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From the idea of a differently designed lautering technology NESSIE by Ziemann (detailed professional article DBMB no. 2 / 2017), via the development work in the company-owned pilot brewery in Ludwigsburg, up to the first brews in a commercial brewery environment in Switzerland and France; this development culminated in the completion of the core component NESSIE with its upstream and downstream process steps, which were finally combined to the unprecedented brewhouse solution OMNIUM by Ziemann and which has already been implemented in two well-known breweries: the Schlossbrauerei Reckendorf near Bamberg and the Ratsherrn Brauerei in Hamburg. But let us start from the beginning: (more…)

BrauBeviale 2020: #StrongerTogether for a strong beverage industry

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BrauBeviale is one of the most important capital goods trade fairs for the international beverage industry. In 2019 it attracted around 40,000 German and international trade visitors who wanted to find out all about the beverage industry process chain from the 1,086 exhibitors, 54 percent of them from outside Germany. In a year in which the coronavirus crisis is imposing major challenges on the exhibition industry and other sectors, the BrauBeviale team is again working flat out to ensure that a beverage industry gathering will be able to take place in Nuremberg from 10 to 12 November 2020, because in these trying times the sector needs its “meeting place” more than ever. Through its #StrongerTogether project, BrauBeviale is already trying to support, encourage and inspire the industry. (more…)

GEA launches new filling technology for ESL beverages

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GEA has recently launched its new Whitebloc Filling System Aero that has been specially designed to be used for bottling Extended Shelf Life (ESL) beverages. Whitebloc Aero has been developed with the benefit of GEA’s extensive experience in aseptic filling to inspire the design. GEA is a global supplier of complete filling lines that handle the entire process from raw material reception to final bottling and palletization. (more…)

Beer Business #1-2020. Russian beer producers (catalogue/database)

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“Catalogue of Russian Beer Producers 2020” includes 1285 businesses ranging from large subsidiaries of international companies to rather small restaurant and craft breweries.

This issue has 171 more breweries compared to 2018 (155 business have been excluded and 326 have been included).

Starting from 2019, FTS has been publishing data on excise payments by brewers (delayed by 1.5 years), that can be translated into beer equivalent for most of producers.

Depending on the volumes, we ranked the brewers that provided information by 6 groups (see pic.). At one end of the production spectrum there are 2/3 of breweries outputting less than 10 thousand decaliters. Their net share amounts to as little as 0.2% of the total beer output volume. On the other end there are 6 federal groups accounting for almost 80%. (more…)