High-speed filler for Molson Coors canning line
Molson Coors Beverage Company’s Burton Brewery in the UK is in receipt of a new high-speed filler for its canning line, marking one of the significant improvements to the site as part of a £25m investment from the company.
The 24.5-ton filler arrived from Bad Kreuznach, Germany, under police escort. It is capable of filling up to 2,000 cans of beer per minute and is scheduled to be fully installed in early 2022. It marks a key element of Molson Coors’ multi-million-pound investment to upgrade the site’s beer and cider packaging facilities.
It has been designed and built to allow for the latest sustainable packaging types, including the ability to transition to lightweight cans, improving both the operational efficiency and sustainability of the canning line.
The new addition to the Burton brewery comes as Molson Coors is also installing a new hard seltzer canning line at the site to produce its hard seltzer brand Three Fold.
Fraser Thomson, operations director in Western Europe, said: “It’s great to see this significant piece of machinery arrive at the Burton brewery after making its way through the streets of Burton upon Trent. The new high-speed filler is a great bit of kit and will help us continue to drive efficiencies in our operations and help us towards our sustainability goals.
“We’re really proud to operate our biggest brewery right here in Burton and with this new equipment we are continuing to cement the town’s role as the home of British brewing and the wider drinks industry.”