Milk crises and ongoing trade pressure have further restricted available budgets at dairies in recent years. Yet at the same time, product and food safety are the pillars of every dairy’s business. Safety cannot be compromised as a result of cost-cutting measures. The production area’s equipment and immediate surroundings are and will remain the key to producing flawless, high-quality products.
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Forced automation, price drops and rising energy costs: The competitive pressure on international brewers is mounting. The culprit behind all of this? Industry 4.0. The future of manufacturing provides some attractive opportunities as well, though, which you can learn about at the upcoming drinktec.
Last year, German dairy farms processed 31.5 million tons of milk. According to recent findings by the Hannover University of Applied Sciences, a third of this amount could be recovered directly from different processing stages, winning back water for production, cleaning or processing. The focus now is on vapors from milk and dairy evaporation processes, as well as on permeating...
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Themed Week Process Optimization: Communication between machines – An opportunity for the alcohol-free beverage industry?
The real and virtual worlds are becoming more and more interwoven. In the beverage industry, a network of machines is bringing the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, to life – and having a dramatic effect on production and consumption processes in the alcohol-free beverage industry.
Economical business: The term “efficiency culture” is important when it comes to optimizing work and production processes within a company. This applies to the business economy, to wine cellars of all sizes, and to agricultural wine farms, wine estates and cooperatives. Industry 4.0 provides an opportunity to streamline work processes with networked machines.
Marketing and technology aren’t always the best of friends. The better organized technology is, the more creative possibilities there are for marketing. This line of thinking sees technology within a company not just as a useful tool, but as a real partner within the equation. And this also holds true for the beverage industry.
Competitions and championships are established events on drinktec’s calendar of activities. The best of the best are competing in a range of disciplines again this year: There’s the “European Beer Star” for the most innovative beer products. Promising solutions in beverage marketing are being honored with the “World Beverage Innovation Awards”. Now wine enthusiasts have something new to look forward...
Globalization undoubtedly has its merits. However, it can also lead to customers shifting from brand to brand when faced with a mountain of standardized and interchangeable products. This is why, at the moment, terms like “locally made”, “regional origin” and sustainability are so popular. It’s time for marketers in the beverage industry to take notice of their consumer’s longing for...
Energy efficiency is becoming a strategic issue for breweries across the world. With the right systems and installations, brewers can use green manufacturing processes while reducing costs. Products embodying this new approach will be available at the upcoming drinktec trade fair.