Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68Cornish brewery Skinner’s has doubled its production of bottled beers following the installation of an on-site bottling plant – and the award-winning brewers are using Beatson Clark’s bottles and printed crowns for their range of ales. Skinner’s rebranded its bottled range earlier this year, with the likes of CAMRA award-winning Betty Stogs and SIBA award-winners Porthleven and Lushingtons Pale Ale being produced in the new-style bottles. The beers are now sold in Beatson Clark’s 500ml amber craft beer bottle with printed crowns also supplied by the bottle manufacturer. Skinner’s new bottling facilities are part of a major investment which has enabled the brewery to deliver both increased quality and volume across its bottle range. Demand has soared for the beers and bottled beer production has doubled in just three months. “The increase in demand has been challenging and this is exactly why we made the investments and are pleased so far with the success,” said Skinner’s Commercial Director Mike Pritchard. “We are also excited about future plans and continued growth and success for the business.” Alun Morgan, Technical Director at Skinner’s, said the choice of bottle was an important part of the rebrand. “Our marketing team chose the bottle as we were looking for a craft-type contemporary bottle which complemented the newly refreshed identity of the brewery,” he said. “We’d never worked with Beatson Clark before but they have been very attentive and responsive when we really didn't know what the volumes would be. They carried out training with our team at our site and have responded to a 100% greater volume than anticipated. “Beatson Clark also supply our crowns, so they are a critical part of our supply chain. We would definitely recommend them to other breweries.” 14 BREWING & BEVERAGE INDUSTRIES BUSINESS For more information visit: For more information visit: Beatson Clark supplies bottles to Skinner’s Chapman’s and O-I offer new lightweight glass opportunity to UK brewers A.E. Chapman & Son Ltd, leading UK wholesaler of glass packaging to the beer industry, and international glassmaker O-I, have developed a new standard beer bottle at just 280 grams. The development retains the overall shape of the bottle which has come to dominate the glass-packed ale sector while removing 19g from each container. The new design is exclusively available through Chapman’s in quantities as low as 1 pallet. This arrangement give brewers a wider range of options for a 280gm bottle and allows existing users of Chapman’s 299g bottle to reduce their carbon footprint while maintaining the brand image they have today. Andre Chapman, managing director of A E Chapman, says, “We are delighted to bring the latest in lightweight glass packaging to our customers. It is rare for such innovations to be made available to independent brewers before they have been adopted by all the big brands; this move puts the independents in the driving seat of environmental improvements.” Since Chapmans introduced its 299g beer bottle, designed in conjunction with O-I in 2007, the company has sold over 70 million containers to UK brewers as well as exporting them to 12 countries including the USA. When O-I introduced a similar weight reduction to the custom-designed Adnams beer bottle in November 2015, it removed 115 tonnes of glass from the waste stream. If all Chapman’s existing customers change from the previous 299g bottle, this will create a carbon saving of 200 tonnes a year. These figures do not take into account the huge growth potential for glass packed beers because in 2015, off trade sales of beer overtook on trade sales for the first time. As this pattern continues, the expectation is that bottled ale’s share of the off trade market (13% in 2015) will increase towards the 29% of ale sales enjoyed by the on trade. Paul McLavin, new product development lead for O-I, said, “O-I continues to innovate in all areas of glass production, including the pursuit of ever- more sustainable glass packaging. Not only do we continue to lightweight our product range, but we have also introduced many new energy and waste reduction measures to our beer bottle production plant in Harlow.” News CONTAINERS 14_Layout 1 30/10/2016 13:10 Page 1