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Brewery and Winery

Brewery project is on target

By: System Author     30th June 2000 Ibhayi brewery development 

Mechanical electrical instrumentation contract awarded

By: System Author     30th June 2000 Ibhayi brewery development 

Sophisticated manufacturing execution system installed

By: System Author     30th June 2000 Ibhayi brewery development 

R2,2m winery modernisation

By: System Author     23rd June 2000 To expand its handling capacity and cater for a growth in demand, one of the country’s most northerly wine cellars, Hartswater, in the Northern Cape, is in the process of implementing a two-stage modernisation process, worth about R2,2 million. 

Brewery makes way for the arts

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Following additional finances being allocated to the Greater Benoni City Council by the Eastern Gauteng Services Council for the conversion of the old Daveyton brewery in Benoni into an arts, culture and recreation centre. 

E Europe advance for South African brewing giant

By: System Author     12th May 2000 The merger of the three Czech breweries – Plzensky Prazdroj, Radegast and Velke Popovice – which were acquired last year by South African Breweries, is well under way. 

Facelift for old brewery

By: System Author     5th May 2000 A multimillion-rand upgrade is scheduled for South African Breweries’ Newlands brewery in Cape Town. 

R150m German brewhouse for SA

By: System Author     28th April 2000 Construction of a R150-million brewery for the Eastern Cape by a German-South African joint venture is expected to start in the second half of the year. 

Plant to fill 14 bottles a second

By: System Author     31st March 2000 International beer producer South African Breweries’ (SAB’s) R705-million Ibhayi brewery in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, is expected to run at full capacity from day one of its completion. 

To modify or not to modify?

By: System Author     10th March 2000 Food & Beverages 

Fruit processing a growing market

By: System Author     10th March 2000 Food & Beverages 

Update on PE brewery contract awards

By: System Author     10th December 1999 The R92-million civils and building contract for the new SAB brewery in Port Elizabeth is well under way following the start of construction in June. 

UK firm wants to cash in on cider boom

By: System Author     26th November 1999 South Africa, the second-largest cider market in the world, is estimated to be growing at about 25% a year. 

R175m local contract bonanza at PE brewery

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Brewries & Wineries 

Japanese deal clinched by SA’s first black-owned vineyard

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Breweries & Wineries 

Namibian brewer bubbling

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Breweries & Wineries 

Benefits flow from SA wine

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Breweries & Wineries 

Transformation branches out

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Breweries & Wineries 

Producers’ organisation cultivates new focus

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Breweries & Wineries 

New brewery takes shape

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Brewerie & Wineries 

40 000 cases by 2004 for new wine farm

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Breweries & Wineries 

Drinking your way to ‘pure beer’ status

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Breweries & Wineries 

SA hurt as brewery contracts go abroad

By: System Author     1st October 1999 There is some disquiet in the domestic stainless-steel sector following a decision by South African Breweries to go offshore for the supply of 41 stainless-steel vessels for its new R750-million greenfields brewery being built near Port Elizabeth. 

R20m project on the brew

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Stainless Steel 

Danes win big at R750m PE brewery

By: System Author     13th August 1999 Contracts for the design and overall project management of South African Breweries’ (SAB) R750-million Port Elizabeth brewery have been awarded to Danish engineering company, Danbrew, and Murray & Roberts subsidiary, Engineering Management Services, respectively. 

SA brewer making big inroads in China

By: System Author     6th August 1999 In only five years, South African Breweries International (SABI) has gained a firm foothold in the growing China market through its shareholding in six breweries with a combined, and fast-growing, capacity of more than nine-million hectolitres of beer a year – this is more than a third of... 

R8m Cape winery nearing completion

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 CONSTRUCTION of an R8-million winery at Waterford Estate, near Stellenbosch, in Cape Town, is nearing completion. The project is the result of a team effort involving winemaker Kevin Arnold, project engineer Johan Biesenbach, architect Alex Walker, landscape architect Ian Ford, Fulcrum... 

Simulation ink for metallised labels

By: System Author     16th July 1999 Brewers are increasingly enhancing the appeal of their beer packaging with bottle labels printed with inks that simulate metallised labels. Spearheading the trend, Printpak Gravure, of Industria, Gauteng, is using such ‘simulation inks’ to create glossy, eye-catching labels for... 

New wine cellar taps into exports

By: System Author     11th June 1999 Durbanville Hills wine cellar, which will release its first wine in September this year, is geared to produce about 6,5-million litres of wine a year for export and local markets. Situated on the north-western slopes of Tygerberg in one of the country’s top three wine regions, the wine... 

Black-owned vineyard seeks partners

By: System Author     4th June 1999 SOUTH Africa’s first black-owned vineyard is looking for partners to help it build its own cellar and bottling plant to the tune of R20-million. New Beginnings Wine Farm spokesperson Victor Titus reports that at present the vineyard makes use of the Nelson’s Creek cellar.... 

13m breweries contract

By: System Author     4th June 1999 A R13-million contract for the construction of a high-tech insulated enclosure for the South African Breweries plant in Durban has been awarded to Concor Coastal. In order to maintain constant temperature control, the existing fermentation vessels will be enclosed and fully refrigerated. A 350 t... 

SAB plc news blackout hits Engineering News

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Is the South African media facing a news blackout from companies which have decided to move their primary listings from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange to London? This fear surfaced when South African Breweries (SAB plc) refused to answer any Engineering News questions, citing its London listing... 

W Cape winery to be handed over

By: System Author     19th March 1999 Work is now nearing completion on one of the most sophisticated and modern new wineries in the Western Cape. At the Rustenberg Winery, near Stellenbosch, grape-pressing and fermentation started in mid-February – and the final handover of the project will take place later this month. Work... 

R9m detinning plant

By: System Author     12th March 1999 PROGRESS has been made in the detinning operations of Collect-a-Can with the establishment of a R9-million shredding and briquetting plant at Vanderbijlpark. This investment allows used steel beverage cans to be used in new, imaginative ways other than being sold as scrap to steelmakers. Future... 

Fire-detection system for Maputo brewery

By: System Author     12th March 1999 The remote location of the Cervejas De Mozambique (CDM) Brewery near Maputo in Mozambique did not hinder the record-breaking installation time of just 14 days – from placement of order to completed installation – of a new fire-detection and alarm system. Undertaken by High-Tech... 

Construction of state-of-the-art wine cellar

By: System Author     12th March 1999 IN a project valued at R68-million, Durbanville Hills wine cellar in Cape Town is constructing a new state-of-the-art wine cellar. The cellar was designed by internationally-acclaimed cellar designer Johann Biesenbach. A prerequisite for making high-quality wine is a winemaker’s ability to... 

SA brewer gets ticket to Ethiopia

By: System Author     19th February 1999 CONSTRUCTION of a brewery in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by South African Breweries International (Sabi) is anticipated to begin by mid-year. However, it is unclear to what extent the growing conflict between Ethiopia and its northern neighbour, Eritrea, will have an impact on this. As it did in... 

Pasteur and the limbo of forgotten plagues

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 In 1854, Louis Pasteur was given a professorship and made dean of the new faculty of sciences at Lille and here, in the centre of the brewing industry, he turned his attention to the mysteries of fermentation. One day Pasteur was invited to go over a brewery and give an explanation of why the... 

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