Design, Manufacture, Installation & Aftercare Support of Craft Brewery Canning Conveyor Systems and Craft Brewery Bottling Conveyor Systems.
Craft brewing canning lines are one of the most popular and in-demand canning line requirements requested throughout the UK and USA. CKW Pro-Can is a specialist engineering company that provides the design, manufacture, installation and aftercare for craft brew canning lines and craft brew bottle lines worldwide.
The Craft Brewing Industry
A craft brewer is typically defined as a small and independent brewer and these small, independent brewers are now in their largest numbers ever. Craft brews are not only trending, but they’re in demand! And it’s the independent brewers that are filling these demands.
Modern craft beer began in the 1960s, evolving with homebrewing in the 1970s and a huge rise of microbreweries in the 1990s. In most recent years, from 2010 to now, microbreweries have exploded to a peak, with thousands upon thousands of them opening to launch their own bottle and canning lines.
Unfortunately, due to the closure of restaurants and pubs during the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020, we’ve seen a decrease in breweries opening and an increase in breweries closing but the market is still very strong and ready to make it out the other side.
The overall beer market is worth a staggering £66.24 billion with craft owning 12.3% of that – £15.63 billion.
The problems craft breweries face
Craft breweries are born with a passion for the love of the brewing process and the end product. The love, attention and care that goes into the brewing process are second to none but the packaging process is always then an afterthought and of lesser importance when it comes to budgeting and process; leaving this as sometimes one of the main pain points for our small, independent breweries.
Small and independent, for any business, always usually means… ‘be careful with those budgets!’ And the same applies to craft brewers; but a well manufactured, bespoke craft brew canning line or craft brew bottle line will always pay dividends long-term.