Brewing line for Ab Inbev
The world’s first truly global brewer, AB InBev, known for beers such as Stella Artois, Jupiler, Hoegaarden and Leffe, has expanded its Leuven brewery with a fourth brewing line. This line consists of different components serving the following functions: brewing, fermentation, filtration, storage and bottling.
Bellt, part of Batenburg Techniek, was asked to provide the automation for the brewing and fermentation part. The implementation is based on Rockwell PLC and SCADA systems.
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The new brewing hall and the bright beer cellar are already in production. The realisation of this project represents a significant increase of their capacity by 33% for AB InBev. This increases the brewing capacity from 9 million hectolitres to 12 million hectolitres on an annual basis. Over 70% of all beer brewed in Leuven is destined for export.
So, if you come across a nice cold beer, join us in a toast to a successful project.