Molson Coors Beverage Company’s Burton Brewery has received delivery of a new high-speed can filler and seamer to further modernise its canning capabilities and boost production capacity on site.
Once installed, the new filler will run alongside the brewery’s existing lines to increase the number of cans it is able to produce across some of Britain’s biggest beer brands, including Carling, Coors and Cobra.
The 24-tonne filler made its way through the streets of Burton under police escort last Friday (17) after travelling from Bad Kreuznach, Germany to the Molson Coors Burton Brewery.
The new filler marks a key element of Molson Coors’ multi-million-pound investment to upgrade the site’s beer and cider packaging facilities, following a £25million investment in the site’s canning capabilities back in 2022.
It has been designed and built to allow Molson Coors to improve both the operational efficiency of the line and facilitate the use of different can formats as brands look to offer consumers more choice.
“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,” said Fraser Thomson, Western Europe Chief Supply Chain Officer. “The new high-speed filler is a great bit of kit. It will enable us to continue to make our operations more efficient and increase our production capacity.
“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.”
Through its ongoing modernisation programme, Molson Coors has invested more than £100m in its Burton brewery over the past decade, which has been powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity since March 2021. The company employs more than 1,100 people in Burton.