The modernization project was hugely challenging for a number of reasons, not least the fact that the building – which needed to be preserved – is almost 70 years old. The construction of a new logistics hall at the same time also meant there was no available storage space, so all plant components had to be delivered to an incredibly tight and precise schedule. The silo capacity was sufficient to keep the brewhouse supplied with malt for five weeks, which meant that any interruption to the conveying routes had to be meticulously planned to avoid disruption to the supply – part of a “parallel operation of old and new technology” says Ehrnsperger.
“Everything had to be done “just in time as there was no space at the plant”, adds Area Sales Manager for Bühler, Johannes Kolb. “We delivered the trucks when they were needed to make the setup as smooth as possible, and production was never at a standstill during the project. The confidence in a good project and a successful cooperation on both sides was there from the beginning.”