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Brewery and Winery

Ten SA manufacturers show the way in the export market

By: Deborah Spicer     7th June 2002 South Africa’s exports grew from R210-billion in 2000 to R251-billion last year in what should not be regarded as an exceptional year for exports but as part of a sustained pattern of export growth. 

$5bn breweries tie-up concluded

31st May 2002 London listed South African Breweries (SAB) said it was buying the Miller Brewery business of US group Philip Morris for $5-billion to become the world’s second-largest brewer. 

Brewer pursues Australian market

By: Zonika Botha     8th March 2002 With a forecast turnover of R65-million this financial year, Halewood Breweries South Africa is a force to be reckoned with in the rapidly-growing alcoholic-fruit beverage (AFB) and spirit-cooler market. 

Bottler sets sights on Africa

By: Zonika Botha     8th March 2002 One of the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottlers Amalgamated Beverage Industries Limited of South Africa (ABI) has recorded a growth in turnover from R452-million in 1987 to nearly R3,8-billion in 2001, with case sales increasing from 45-million to 100-million. 

Brewer buys into Zambian soft-drink bottler

8th March 2002 South African Breweries International’s (Africa) (SABI’s) Zambian subsidiary, Zambian Breweries. listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange, has acquired the entire issued share capital of the Coca-Cola bottler, Zambian Bottlers from a vendor consortium including the Coca-Cola Export... 

South African skills help global competitiveness brew

By: Laura Franz     14th December 2001 International process-engineering giant GEA is relying increasingly on its global human resources due to escalating competition in the thermal and energy technology, air treatment, refrigeration, liquid processing, powder technology and mechanical separation sectors, GEA Tuchenhagen Brewery... 

Biotechnology pushes South African wine competitiveness

23rd November 2001 Part of the University of Stellenbosch, the Institute of Wine Biotechnology (IWBT) was established at in 1995, with the focus on the genetic improvment of wine yeats and grapevine cultivars. 

Wine distribution centre nears completion

23rd November 2001 The construction of a new R12-million specialised wine distribution centre in Stellenbosch is nearing completion. 

Brewery a marvel for stainless steel

23rd November 2001 Stainless-steel companies have played an important role in the development of South African Breweries’ (SAB’s) new Ibhayi brewery in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape. 

How wine came to be on the dinner table

23rd November 2001 The origin of wine dates back nearly 7 000 years. 

The South African wine industry today

23rd November 2001 The Cape wine growing areas, situated in the narrow viticultural zone of the Southern Hemisphere, produce some of the world’s most outstanding wines. 

New compressor developed

23rd November 2001 Increasing efficiencies, reducing energy costs and caring for the environment were the key aims behind the development of York Refrigeration’s innovative Rotatune compressor. 

Software package for Tanzanian brewer

23rd November 2001 Success of a new South African human resources software package in Tanzania is proving a springboard for its implementation locally. 

Brewery completed in record time

23rd November 2001 The R114-million civil and building contract for the new South African Breweries iBhayi Brewery in Port Elizabeth has been completed by WBHO in a joint venture with LTA. 

Heating system for wine

23rd November 2001 An electrical surface heating system for raising the temperature of wine in vessels from –2?C to 15?C has been assembled by Bartec Barlian. 

Estate appoints new winemaker

23rd November 2001 With more than R10-million being spent on the expansion process at Zevenwacht Wine Estate, the owner Harold Johnson’s next step was to appoint the most important asset – the winemaker. 

SA wine sector enters period of change

23rd November 2001 The South African wine industry is undergoing an exciting period of change in the vineyard and in the winery. 

Glass half full for wine sector

23rd November 2001 Despite the poor condition of the global economy, Wines of South Africa (Wosa) tells Engineering News that its present market outlook is a positive one. 

Export a risky business, warns economist

23rd November 2001 While South Africa’s wine export industry remains strong, gone are the days when exporters could rest assured that everything would run smoothly all the way to the bank. 

Turning brewery waste into pulp and paper

23rd November 2001 A new enterprise opportunity has been conceived for the erection of a plant that will convert certain solid waste products from the beer-brewing process to paper and pulp products. 

Engineering firm's flurry of brewery projects

23rd November 2001 Following the success of the South African Breweries’ greenfields iBhayi project near Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, which was completed in a record time of 18 months, engineering firm Arup is now enjoying an increased involvement in similar brewery projects on an international scale. 

Company firms up operations

23rd November 2001 This past year the South African alcoholic beverage industry has been characterised by a stagnant South African economy – exacerbated by the US economic slowdown and its resultant negative impact on world trade, reports Distell MD Jan Scannel. 

New floor for bottling plant

23rd November 2001 As part of the additions and renovations to liquor group Distell’s bottling plant on the East Rand, Ivory Industrial covered 6 000 m2 of flooring. 

German beer brewed on SA shores

By: Zonika Botha     2nd November 2001 As brewers of high-quality beer Bavaria Br 

Stainless exports exceed local demand

By: Deborah Spicer     14th September 2001 Last year marked the first time that South Africa exported more stainless-steel finished goods than it acquired for domestic demand, with exports at 62 000 t exceeding domestic demand by 700 t. 

Education to assist exports

By: Deborah Spicer     14th September 2001 East Rand manufacturer Rebuff – which supplies polishing buffs, compounds and grinding products to stainless-steel product manufacturers – is turning to education to make it even more export orientated in a market in which local stainless-steel product manufacturers are feeling the... 

Experimental vessel developed

14th September 2001 Over the years, important strategic mutually-beneficial partnering alliances have been implemented by South African Breweries (SAB) with key suppliers of materials, equipment and services, that have been to the mutual benefit of all parties. 

Automation system for brewery

7th September 2001 Technology conglomerate Siemens has completed a R15-million contract for the installation of a totally integrated automation (TIA) system at the SAB Ibhayi brewery near Port Elizabeth. 

Brewer contributes to stainless development

13th July 2001 South African brewer SAB has implemented important strategic partnering alliances over the years with key suppliers of materials, equipment and services, that have been to the mutual benefit of all parties, 

Kwazulu-Natal studies wine-industry potential

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     22nd June 2001 The Kwazulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs is studying the possibility of establishing a wine-grape industry in the province. 

Exports to EU surge by 35%

15th June 2001 Recent favourable trade conditions, and the provisional implementation of the South Africa European Union (EU) free-trade agreement (FTA) resulted in a 35% increase in South Africa's exports to the EU in the year 2000. 

Viticulture, Western Cape and France

By: System Author     8th December 2000 Following a co-operation agreement in viticulture between the South African Government and the Burgundy wine region in France, a French delegation visited the Western Cape between November 27 and December 1 to discuss the development of projects related to the Western Cape wine industry. 

Declining market not a problem for Namibian brewer

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Brewery & winery industry 

Joint beer venture launches new brand in SA

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Brewery & winery industry 

SA operations remain important

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Brewery & winery industry 

E Europe advance for South African brewing giant

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Brewery & winery industry 

New yeast-extraction product helps local brewery quality

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Brewery & winery industry 

Realignment for international firm

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Brewery & winery industry 

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