Prazdroj Brewery Opened Plastic Bottles Filling Line (Translation)
24 August 2011
Praha, August 23, 2011 - Plzeňský Prazdroj brewery is testing the plastic-bottle filling line. The line, with maximum hourly output of 18 thousand bottles, is the largest one-time investment of Plzeňský Prazdroj brewery during the last five years. The value of the line and of the complete technological solution is approximately 150 million CZK. To its customers, Plzeňský Prazdroj brewery offers Velkopopovický Kozel, Primus and Klasik brands in plastic bottles.
During the past few months, more than 30 trucks were gradually delivering components of the new line. Preparation works were conducted in the new hall of Plzeňský Prazdroj brewery's central bottling plant prior to the commencement of the line's assembly process. Water main, technological media, beer pipes, construction and many other "necessary details" were installed by technicians on previously-empty space brought the final cost of the line up to around 150 million CZK.
"Customers' demands are always the priority for us. Their preferences are changing and they are calling more and more often for practical bottling solutions. And that is the reason behind our huge investment in the new plastic-bottle filling line as a part of our long-term business development strategy. Our brewers make traditional Czech beers, and our goal is to offer customers not only the best quality products but also innovative bottling solutions. Our beer consumers deserve only the best beer experience and our duty is to deliver," said Doug Brodman, general manager of Plzeňský Prazdroj brewery, in summarising the reasons behind the investment.
Plzeňský Prazdroj brewery offers Primus, Klasik and Velkopopovický Kozel in increasingly-demanded plastic bottles. The plastic bottles used by Prazdroj brewery protect the beer against light and oxidation.
Notes for editors
- With total sales of 9.9 million hectolitres during the calendar year of 2010 (including licensed productions abroad) and with export to more than 50 countries worldwide, Plzeňský Prazdroj Inc. is the leading beer producer in the region and the largest exporter of Czech beer.
- Plzeňský Prazdroj Inc. is a part of SABMiller plc. group. Pilsner Urquell is the international flagship brand of the SABMiller brand portfolio.
- SABMiller plc. is one of the world's largest beer brewing companies with beer brewing activities or distribution in more than 60 countries across six continents. SABMiller's brand group include such important brands as Pilsner Urquell, Miller Genuine Draft, Grolsch, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, and many other successful regional brands.
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This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on www.sabmiller.com. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist.
Note, the news release was first published in its local market on [23/08/2011].