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Brewery and Winery

Wine estate's quality focus pays dividends

By: Jill Stanford     28th January 2005 BOLD, innovative moves at Boschendal, although they have taken time to have the desired impact, are beginning to pay off says Boschendal Wines’ MD Franco Barocas. 

Brewer's R5bn capex will raise output as demand rises

By: Zonika Botha     3rd December 2004 South African Breweries’ (SAB’s) recently-announced R5-billion investment in South Africa over the next five years, starting in early 2005, will include the second-biggest investment ever in labelling in the worldwide beverage industry. 

New powerdrives for wine industry

19th November 2004 A new product for the winery and brewery industries has entered the South African market, and is available from local supplier Bearing Man. 

Time switches for precise temperature control

19th November 2004 Electrical-equipment and accessories specialist Legrand has a wide range of time switches designed for precise control in diverse environments, including refrigeration for wineries and breweries. 

Beer and flavoured alcohol retain fizz in mixed market

19th November 2004 Brand innovation, strong demand for premium labels and higher disposable incomes for most average South African households were the key drivers behind an alcoholic-beverage market that experienced mixed fortunes for the 12 months to May. 

New law seeks to develop responsible liquor industry

19th November 2004 The new Liquor Act released earlier this year by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) came into effect in August. 

Temperature sensor engineered to application requirements

19th November 2004 Instrument specialist Endress+Hauser has engineered temperatures sensor to suit specific requirements in the fermentation vessels at South African Breweries’ (SAB’s) Rosslyn plant. 

New standards in absolute encoders

19th November 2004 The new-generation Hengstler Acuro absolute encoder is setting high standards in accuracy and performance on bottling and packing lines. 

Cape winemaker's ISO double act

19th November 2004 Cape winemaker Durbanville Hills is the first South African cellar to be certified as ISO 9001:2000- and ISO 14001-compliant. 

Newcomer makes inroads into South Africa

By: Liezel Hill     19th November 2004 Brandy and wine company KWV International (KWVI), which officially entered the South African market with the launch of several products in May, has made significant inroads with its premium brands. 

Bank helps keep wine industry afloat

By: Liezel Hill     19th November 2004 South African financial institution Nedbank provides specialised financial assistance to the wine industry, and hopes this will position it as the bank of choice to the industry. 

Beer firms join forces to create synergies

By: Liezel Hill     19th November 2004 A joint-venture company was established in South Africa this year between Heineken, Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) and Diageo. 

Small brewer in bid to recapture lost market share

By: Liezel Hill     19th November 2004 South Africa’s smallest commercial brewery, Bavaria Breweries, is actively seeking to re-establish itself on the local market. 

R5bn expansion planned for breweries

By: Liezel Hill     19th November 2004 Next year will see the start of a big expansion programme at South African Breweries (SAB). 

A strategic step towards improving processes

19th November 2004 Local beer maker South African Breweries (SAB) has launched a Strategic Operating Practices (SOP) programme, an analytical approach that improves processes by adding value through information management, reducing lead-time and variability. 

Innovative alcoholic beverage packaging

19th November 2004 Packaging helps to differentiate brands on-shelf and to convey a desired brand identity to consumers. 

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... 

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