The plans include new filling lines that are 3 times the size of the current ones. The new bottling line will process 24000 bottles per hour and the barrel line up to 180 barrels per hour. Additional tanks, filtration, warehouses, hot rooms and logistical storage will also be built to accommodate the extra capacity. In collaboration with its partners, the brewery has developed a number of new technologies that should make the new production apparatus even more efficient, performant and flexible. The investment is thus more than a mere expansion of the brewery's capacity. These innovations should drastically reduce the brewery's ecological footprint and it should provide the brewery with even better facilities to successfully undertake its international expansion into various countries around the world. Today, the brewery exports 45% of its volume to more than 40 different countries.
"Innovation helps productivity and competitiveness and that is what we must strive for." says Vice Minister President Hilde Crevits, responsible for Innovation and Economy.