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Brewery and Winery

Club car for winery

17th November 2006 The exclusive distributors in Southern Africa of club car utilities, CSE Equipment Company has recently put a vehicle through its paces at Lourensford Estates, a local wine farm. 

‘Bedouin’ tents boost branding initiative

17th November 2006 Cape Town-based manufacturer and developer of Bedouin-style tents, Tentra have recently delivered four MGD branded freestyle tents to SABMiller. 

Locally-built dosing plant supplied

17th November 2006 To meet the demand for a complete dosing package, local liquid dosing technology company DoseTech designed and built a custom skid fitted with metering pumps, tanks and associated equipment and instrumentation, which was pre-tested by the customer before being delivered to brewery. 

Chocolate lager to launch in time for Christmas

17th November 2006 One of the world’s largest brewers, SABMiller recently announced the release of its chocolate beer, uniquely brewed with six different malts, including a dark chocolate malt. 

Wine road rehabilitation proves successful

17th November 2006 Stellenbosch is the heart of the South African wine industry, a place of exquisite beauty and richly endowed with the country’s colourful ways of life and its traditions. 

GM grapevine tests face local opposition

By: cheryl reddy     17th November 2006 Three organisations have independently conducted research and lodged formal objections to the Registrar of Genetic Resources opposing an application from Stellenbosch University’s Institute of Wine Biotechnology (IWBT) to conduct a field trial with genetically-modified (GM) grapevines in... 

Glass expansion boosts production capacity

By: cheryl reddy     17th November 2006 One of South Africa’s largest glass packaging manufacturers Consol, Glass, has invested some R320-million in a facility at its Clayville plant In Midrand, which will extend the factory’s production capacity by almost 40%. 

Microbreweries launched to spur skills drive

By: cheryl reddy     17th November 2006 Two new microbreweries have been opened at the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch in October an effort by the country’s leading brewer to alleviate skills shortage in the industry. 

Wine body stresses exports, tourism

By: cheryl reddy     17th November 2006 Wines of South Africa (Wosa) has outlined its key objectives for the year ahead, such as promoting Brand South Africa, empowerment brands and wine tourism. 

Cape winery concludes BEE deal

By: cheryl reddy     17th November 2006 With tough times being experienced in the wine market owing to wine surpluses and wine brand proliferation, Cape Town-based Flagstone Winery has had a ‘year of good growth’ with many new projects and deals on the cards. 

Local brewer pours R1m into image revamp

By: cheryl reddy     17th November 2006 The South African subsidiary of Bavaria Breweries has launched an extensive marketing campaign, centred on the repackaging of its beer. 

Cabinets designed for corrosive conditions

17th November 2006 Legrand’s stainless steel cabinets are designed for use in corrosive conditions and in areas requiring a high level of hygiene, including the breweries and wineries. 

Pulling tools for bearing fitting, extraction

10th November 2006 Becker Engineering’s range of German manufactured Kukko mechanical and hydraulic pulling tools is designed for applications that require bearing fitting and extraction. 

Stagnant wine market bears on storage-tank makers

By: khalid patel     4th August 2006 The wine storage-tank industry has experienced little growth in recent years, owing to the wine industry reaching a point of little expansion, as a result of strong competition in local and international markets. “Although some additional storage tanks were needed to house the volume of new... 

Government commits to 'best possible deal' for local sector

By: Liezel Hill     21st April 2006 Agriculture Minister Thoko Didiza says that the South African government is committed to implementing the Wine and Spirits Agreement, signed in 2002, with the European Union (EU), “to the fullest extent”. 

SA companies penetrate deep into Kenya's corporate heartland

By: John Muchira     20th January 2006 BC and AC – acknowledged abbreviations for Before Christ and After Christ – are important historical markers. 

Small brewer experiencing good growth in local premium-beer market

By: Jade Davenport     18th November 2005 The South African premium beer market is experiencing a promising growth rate of 10% a year, which is proving to be particularly beneficial for the country’s smallest commercial brewery, Bavaria Breweries South Africa. 

Expansion project to facilitate growth

By: Jade Davenport     18th November 2005 The R5-billion expansion project that was announced by South African Breweries (SAB) in 2004 is now well under way. 

Gas services to expand wine industry

18th November 2005 An industrial gas manufacturer has launched a comprehensive gas supply and technology service to add value to the winemaking industry in South Africa. 

Product traceability a key issue for wineries

18th November 2005 Faster wine-bottling lines, product-tracking systems and legislation that demands more and more variable information to appear on bottle labels, are factors driving the development of product coding and marking systems used in the wine industry. 

Forklifts help keep sorghum beer fresh

18th November 2005 Sorghum beer has a shelf life of only four days in summer and up to six days in the colder winter months, which poses a distinct challenge to United National Breweries’ distribution and logistics operations. 

Motors and belts ensure smooth bottle handling

18th November 2005 Johannesburg-based Bearing Man’s comprehensive range of bearings, seals, ?power-transmission components, electric and geared motors, as well as belting products and fasteners, are used in diverse industries, including wineries and breweries. 

SA’s first inner-city winery set for Cape Town CBD

18th November 2005 The developers of the R1-billion Mandela Rhodes Place (MRP) in Cape Town’s central business district (CBD) have selected and finalised negotionations with an nternationally-renowned winemaker for the city’s first fully-fledged inner-city winery. 

Women join hands with Boland vineyards in BEE deal

18th November 2005 The Paarl-based companies Boland Vineyards International and Boland Basadi Investments (BBI) have reached a groundbreaking black economic-empowerment (BEE) agreement that will lead to the entry of high-powered business women into the South African wine industry, until now a predominantly white... 

Wine marketer improves accessibility

18th November 2005 The South African producer and marketer of wines and spirits Distell is experiencing the benefit of its implementation of the Open Text product suite programmes, which include IXOS, eCON and LiveLink. 

Strong rand knocks 2004 wine exports

18th November 2005 The exceptionally-strong performance of the rand last year contributed to South African wine producers cellars� exports, especially regarding red wine, dropping by about a third. 

Biodiversity wine route a South African first

By: Jade Davenport     18th November 2005 The Cape Floristic Region (CFR), comprising eight protected areas stretching from the Cederberg to the Eastern Cape, is the smallest and richest plant kingdom on earth, representing 20% of Africa’s flora while only occupying 0,5% of the continent’s landmass. 

‘Bring it home’ model benefits small wine producers

By: Jade Davenport     18th November 2005 In reaction to the increased frustration of small and micro wine producers due to the lack of control over their products once it leaves the estate, a group of small wine producers have developed a business model that allows wine producers to have control of their brands from inception to... 

R93m investment in Chamdor brewery

18th November 2005 The recent success of its Brutal Fruit range of flavoured alcohol beverages (FABs) was a key driver behind the South African Breweries’ (SAB’s) decision to invest R93-million in a new production facility for the brand at its Chamdor brewery. 

Brewer launches distributionnetwork empowerment project

18th November 2005 A new project has been announced by the South African Breweries (SAB) that will franchise future distribution centres to BEE candidates. ? 

Installing wedgewire throughout Southern Africa’s malting plants

18th November 2005 Johannesburg-based Multotec Manufacturing’s Optima stainless-steel wedgewire has been used successfully as flooring material in brewery malting plants where it has proved to offer several advantages in the steep tanks and germinating kiln vessels. 

SA’s oldest commercial brewer in R39m expansion

18th November 2005 The Cape Town-based Newlands Brewery, which is the oldest commercial brewery in South Africa, has embarked on a R39-million expansion plan. 

Hydrostatic-level measurement for hygienic environs

18th November 2005 Level detection in hygienic applications requires specially-designed measuring units and process connections. 

Brewery sponsorship to help develop SA rugby talent

By: abdul cook     6th May 2005 A three-year contract to develop 

Brewing giant to spend R250m on new labelling equipment

By: elizabeth rebelo     15th April 2005 South African Breweries (SAB) has placed an order valued at more than R250-million with Krones, of Germany, for 25 labelling machines, says SAB communication manager Michael Farr. 

No hops, no beer

By: elizabeth rebelo     1st April 2005 Hops, along with water, maize and barley, are essential ingredients in the beer-making process. 

178 emerging farmers are now

By: elizabeth rebelo     1st April 2005 Sustainable entrepreneurship is one of South African Breweries’ (SAB’s) key commitments, and the company’s black economic-empowerment venture in the Northern Cape, which supports black barley farmers in the Taung and Vaalharts areas, is a primary example. 

Caledon malting plant produces 180 000 t/y

By: elizabeth rebelo     1st April 2005 Located in the foothills of the Overberg Mountain on the southern tip of the western Cape, Southern Association Maltsers (SAM), in Caledon, which is majority-owned by SAB Maltings, is the biggest operation of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

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