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Brewery and Winery

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. 

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 R42-million cellar for the Helderberg

22nd November 2002 The Helderberg region of the Western Cape is famous not only for its exquisite beauty, but also as an area that produces magnificent wines. 

Keeping oxidation in check is crucial to all wineries

22nd November 2002 To the layperson, the connection between gases and fine wines seems as remote as the planet Mars. 

Corrosion-resistant bearings on offer

22nd November 2002 Specialist supplier of bearings, seals, power transmission components, geared motors and belting Bearing Man has a range of corrosion-resistant bearings designed for use in breweries and wineries, where frequent washdowns are necessary. 

International automation competition winners announced

22nd November 2002 An operating unit of Invensys, Wonderware, has announced the winners of this year’s Wonderware Open, the company’s annual international industrial automation application competition. 

Legrand

By: nkolola halwindi     22nd November 2002 A range of 304L stainless-steel cabinets from Legrand, designed for use in corrosive conditions and in areas requiring a high level of hygiene are suitable for breweries and wineries. 

New R42-million cellar for the Helderberg

22nd November 2002 The Helderberg region of the Western Cape is famous not only for its exquisite beauty, but also as an area that produces magnificent wines. 

Reinheitsgebot demands high-quality water input

22nd November 2002 Most beverages require the addition of water during the manufacturing process.?Beer, for example, consists primarily of barley malt, hops, yeast and water. 

Beer industry could benefit from improved logistics, says firm

By: nkolola halwindi     22nd November 2002 Good process knowledge, along with business process knowledge is the key to the success for any industry, says supplier of integrated software and?solutions to the process industries AspenTech Africa business consulting director Dr Ralph Grob. 

Reinheitsgebot demands high-quality water input

22nd November 2002 Most beverages require the addition of water during the manufacturing process.?Beer, for example, consists primarily of barley malt, hops, yeast and water. 

Supply chain outsourcing increases firm's turnover

By: nkolola halwindi     22nd November 2002 The decision by SABMiller Africa & Asia to outsource its supply chain to the sourcing and procurement specialist DNA Sherwood, has proved profitable. 

Old SA favourite in R67-million expansion programme

By: nkolola halwindi     22nd November 2002 South African alcoholic beverage company Distell has embarked on a significant growth strategy on the global wine and spirits market, which has resulted in numerous successful listings in the UK, Europe and the US. 

Stellenbosch

22nd November 2002 Responding to the wine industry’s growing need for business and leadership skills, the University of Stellenbosch Business (USB) School has designed a unique programme in wine management which will be presented for the third time next year. 

Burner and combustion system installed at Namibian brewer

By: nkolola halwindi     22nd November 2002 Throughout the world, there is a growing awareness of the need to reduce emissions and to improve fuel efficiency. ?Whether the focus is on carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide or just fuel savings all industries are facing significant challenges in this area. 

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. 

Process-control architecture allows for recipe sharing among plants

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

Outsourcing increases company's turnover

By: nkolola halwindi     22nd November 2002 The decision by SABMiller Africa & Asia to outsource its supply chain to the sourcing and procurement specialist DNA Sherwood, has proved profitable. 

Local innovators win recognition

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     15th November 2002 Tinplate beverage-can maker Bevcan is this year’s winner, in the large-companies category, of the Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII) award. 

Four SA wines make the UK top 20 list

4th October 2002 Although the UK takes up virtually half the total volume of wine exported by South Africa, the full potential of this market has yet to be tapped, says Western Wines MD Mike Paul. 

Investment flows in SA wine industry

By: Jill Stanford     16th September 2002 Foreign and local investment is pouring into the South African wine industry, making it more competitive and boosting exports year on year. 

Investment continues to flow into SA's wine industry

13th September 2002 Foreign and local investment is pouring into the South African wine industry making it more competitive and boosting exports year on year. 

R60m wine production, distribution project advances

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     26th July 2002 Independent wine and spirits importer, exporter and distributor DGB is well into the second of the three-phase expansion of its Wellington production facility, in the Western Cape. 

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