Sacmi at the Food+BevTec 2018
Craft beer market keeps growing
7. März 2018
Sacmi will be at the USA's key brewery event to showcase its latest technological developments for labelling, inspection and filling. Taking centre-stage will be the LabelCheck-360, a precise, versatile solution for total inspection of labelled bottles
In the USA beer brewing is worth over 108 billion dollars a year (of which 23.5 billion is generated by the emerging craft beer segment). Threfore Sacmi decided to taking part in the 35th edition of Craft Brewers Conference & Brewexpo America which, after being held in Philadelphia and Washington D.C., now heads to Nashville, Tennessee. At the centre of one of the country's most dynamic industrial areas, Nashville expects to host, from 30 April to 3 May 2018, over 15,000 industry professionals intent on getting a close look at the full range of brewery solutions developed by the international industry's leading players.
Sacmi will be there with a 200 m2 exhibition area, the centrepiece of which will be the Group's integrated labelling and labelled bottle inspection range. After winning over producers worldwide (especially in the wine and beer sectors) with the new Sacmi KUBE modular labellers, the company has now launched the LabelCheck-360, the latest model to join the all-round labelled bottle inspection range.
On the US market, the expansion of the craft brewer sector is arousing considerable interest. It has, in fact, grown by over 10% since 2015 and the number of brewers recently passed the 5,200 mark (in 2011 there were less than 2,000). Beer enjoys stable popularity among US consumers (a recent GALLUP poll showed that 40% of interviewees indicated beer as a favourite in the alcohol and spirits category); craft beer continues to have the highest development potential and has now reached and surpassed a yearly production/sales volume of 3 million litres.