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Brewery and Winery

Research backs SA’s luxury wine strategy

By: Jill Stanford     18th November 2004 A new study into the international cost-competitiveness of the South African wine industry shows that the decision to focus more on the marketing of premium and luxury wines is the right route to follow, said Wines of South Africa (Wosa) CEO Su Birch. 

Hi-tech wine-closure solution launched in SA

26th October 2004 While the cork versus screw cap debate rages on, one of Italy's leading packaging companies, the Guala Group from Alessandria in Northern Italy, has quietly developed and launched the latest in artificial closures to the wine industry. 

R100m BEE deal concluded

By: ongezwa manyathi     13th August 2004 One of the largest empowerment deals in agriculture has been signed between Karsten Farms (50%) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) (44,6%). 

Barloworld in JV with wine and beverage distributor

14th July 2004 South African integrated logistics and supply chain management company Barloworld Logistics and JF Hillebrand, international distributor of wines and beverages, have announced a groundbreaking joint venture for distribution into the South African market. 

Local packaging industry is wrapping up exports

By: elizabeth rebelo     9th July 2004 The local packaging industry is wrapping up exports for South Africa, especially in the wine and agricultural sectors. 

Global benchmarking survey for SA wine industry

16th June 2004 A wine industry benchmarking survey by professional services firm Deloitte has been launched in South Africa and will run from June to December of this year. 

SABMiller buys Romanian brewer

11th May 2004 International brewery company SABMiller announced yesterday that it would buy a controlling interest of 81,1% in the Romanian brewing company Aurora. 

Boschendal: upliftment vision fortifies development plan

By: Jill Stanford     5th April 2004 Some of South Africa’s poorest are to share in the most expensive real estate in South Africa, a R3,8-billion residential development at Boschendal in the Western Cape. 

New Boschendal bouquet

By: Jill Stanford     2nd April 2004 SOME of South Africa’s poorest are to share in the most expensive real estate in South Africa, a R3,8-billion residential development at Boschendal in the Western Cape. 

Gas is adding value to the SA winemaking process

21st November 2003 A comprehensive gas supply and technology service to add value throughout the winemaking process, from vineyard into the bottle, has been launched by industrial gases manufacturer and supplier Air Liquide. 

Packaging company’s new R350m furnace completed

21st November 2003 A new R350-million furnace at Nampak Glass will enable the division to produce more than 180 000 tons of glass a year. 

New IT solution available for the wine industry

21st November 2003 Cape Town based Microsoft Business Solutions partner, BS3 Technologies, has developed a new vertical business solution for the wine industry called AgriVision Wine, using Microsoft Business Solutions Navision. 

Sulphur dioxide is pivotal to the making of wine

21st November 2003 Sulphur dioxide (SO2) plays a critical role in the production and preservation of quality wine and grape juice. 

Local estate takes international honours in Spain

21st November 2003 At the recent Best of Wine Tourism awards held in Bilbao, Spain, at the annual conference of The Great Wine Capitals Global Network, Spier was awarded the only international prize in the category Festivals and Events, a fitting accolade for a world-class estate. 

Empowerment in the SA wine industry: this is how it can work

By: candice haase     21st November 2003 The vision for South Africa’s viticulture industry is not tied simply to an increase in black ownership of the industry. 

China, India and Russia all offer good growth potential for beer giant

By: candice haase     21st November 2003 China, India and Russia are the three regions where SABMiller operates that have the greatest growth potential, states group public relations manager Loraine Harris. 

Wine industry to set empowerment goals

By: candice haase     21st November 2003 The wine industry will be the next sector to be restructured through an empowerment charter. 

Ultrapremium wine sells over 30 000 bottles

By: candice haase     21st November 2003 In the last financial year, Tukulu, a joint venture involving Distell, a consortium of businessmen from Gauteng and a community trust representing wine-farm workers and their communities, sold 30 666 bottles, or 23 000 litres of wine. 

Exports are bubbling

By: candice haase     21st November 2003 During the 2002 calendar year, South Africa’s total drink wine export figures reached 217,69-million litres, comprising 38,4% of total production. 

Brewery group aims for 80% factory efficiency by 2007

By: candice haase     21st November 2003 By 2007, SAB, the wholly-owned local subsidiary of SABMiller, hopes to attain 80% factory efficiency, the global benchmark set for itself after comprehensive benchmarking over the years. 

Supplier completes its new factory

By: candice haase     21st November 2003 A supplier of conveyor components to the South African and African food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and brewery industries completed the construction of a 700 m2 facility on its premises in Olifantsfontein, Gauteng, early last month. 

Japan and South Africa in wine tech exchange

21st November 2003 The Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro), a nonprofit Japanese governmental related organisation which mission it is to promote trade and investment between Japan and other nations, has embarked on a two way region-to-region initiative to support the economic and technical exchange between... 

Job-creation rebate scheme launched by asset financier

By: laurian clemence     23rd September 2003 Leading South African asset finance company Wesbank yesterday launched an innovative rebate initiative in an effort to stimulate job creation in the corporate sector. 

Nigerian brewer awards effluent treatment contract

By: nkolola halwindi     19th September 2003 In a E3,8-million contract, water and wastewater specialist Biwater will design, supply, install and commission an effluent-treatment plant at the Ogba Brewery in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Brewer has a thirst for Africa

By: Zonika Botha     12th September 2003 Africa has been identified as a potential growth engine for SABMiller, one of the world’s leading beer brewers. 

Tony van Kralingen, Beer SA

29th August 2003 Full name: Tony van Kralingen Position: MD since February 2003 Main activity of the company: Beer brewing and marketing Date and place of birth: February 24, 1958, Ladysmith, Kwazulu-Natal Education: Durban High School, matric 1975; BSc Hons (psychology), Natal, 1979 First job: Trainee, 1982... 

It’s Czech mate for top South African brewer

By: elizabeth rebelo     8th August 2003 It’s amazing how globalisation has transformed some of South Africa’s longest-established business icons. 

University conducting several research projects

By: candice haase     11th July 2003 A variety of research projects that range from the genetic improvement of wine yeasts to the improvement of animal nutrition and the possible development of an HIV/Aids vaccine are underway at the University of Stellenbosch (US). 

Brothers have big ambitions for the Prince Albert Valley

By: Jill Stanford     6th June 2003 A R90-million plan to develop the Prince Albert Valley, in the Western Cape, into a producer of top-quality red wine, has been unveiled by brothers Heimie and Stephan Schoeman?With financial assistance from the Dutch DKPG Investors they have bought five farms with a total area of 3 000 ha, which... 

SA wine producers make Brazilian foray

30th May 2003 Local wine and spirits producer Distell has announced that it has made its first foray into the Brazilian wine market, as the first South African producer. 

Wine sector anticipates a sparkling 2003 harvest

9th May 2003 THE 2003 harvest is expected to deliver one of the finest vintages in several years says a report from Wines of South Africa (Wosa).?A 7,5% increase in total yield is forecast, equalling an estimated total of 1 160 715 t with all the major wine-growing regions contributing to the increase. 

New receipt management system implemented

7th March 2003 Wonderware System Integrator Streamworks has been commissioned by Tiger Brands to implement a new system for managing receipts of fresh produce at a number of Tiger sites across the country. 

New belt keeps bottle opener at hand

24th January 2003 The Accessor is a combination of a cork extractor, bottle opener and a genuine leather belt. It can also be used for self-defence, to open letters or as a general scraping tool. 

Firm clinches three contracts abroad

By: nkolola halwindi     22nd November 2002 Breweries experts Huppmann Process Africa has been the design manager for the $60-million 15-month South Africa Breweries expansion project in Russia. 

W Cape winery construction nears completion

22nd November 2002 The construction of the Avondale Winery at Groot Drakenstein outside Paarl, in the Western Cape, by Neil Muller Construction is making good progress. 

International brewer finds recipe for success

22nd November 2002 In recent years, the South African Breweries (SAB) has grown rapidly to become one of the top five international brewing giants. 

Wine estates boast vintage new floors

22nd November 2002 Products from StonCor Africa’s Concrete Protection division (Pro-Struct) have been chosen by 21 of South Africa’s leading wineries and estates – including Spier Home Farms, Backsberg, Hartenberg, Morgenster, Rooiberg and Douglas Green – as preferred systems for new floors,... 

New career path reaping good results for ex-MD

22nd November 2002 The several awards gained by Zevenwacht at the recent Veritas Awards has vindicated the farm’s investment in new cellar equipment and best viticultural practises. 

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