We are delighted, as we move into our second decade of brewing, to announce a new £2m investment plan for our Riverside brewery. The funding will provide us with a new bottling line, increased brewing capacity and improved warehousing and logistics facilities.
We have seen considerable growth in our UK and International sales in recent years and we are targeting an 80% increase in turnover over in the next three years. But it’s not all about equipment though as, in preparation for a 70% expansion to our brewing capacity, we have employed an additional 11 staff to take our overall employee numbers to 46.
After an extensive search for a bottling line supplier by our Head Brewer Rob Lovatt, we have selected German company KHS GmbH. The quality of our beer is, of course, paramount to us and with almost 50% of our beer sales being in bottles it is critical that we have the best, most technically up to date bottling line to ensure a quality beer time after time. KHS is a market leader in filling and packaging lines, with over 140 years of experience, so we are in good hands. Our brewing team is always looking for continuous improvement in all of our processes and the new equipment will enable us to achieve extremely low levels of dissolved oxygen in the beer and so retain greater taste and freshness.
Phase 1 of the brewery expansion, including the new bottling line, is expected to be completed by late summer.
Source : thornbridgebrewery.com