Case Study Overview
South East Bottling provide a contract bottling service for the craft brewery sector and are based in Broadstairs, East Kent. Owners Duncan, Robert & Eddie's bottling aims were ...
- A flexible system
- Bottle filtered, unfiltered & bottle conditioned beer
- 330ml & 500ml (2 formats) bottles
We supplied, installed and commissioned a CIMEC America DPS 12/12/1C automatic rinsing, filling & crown capping machine and an S3T6/R automatic in-line labelling machine.
South East Bottling provide a contract bottling service for the craft brewery sector and are based in Broadstairs, East Kent. The company was founded as a result of 3 breweries - Sambrook’s Brewery, Westerham Brewing Co and The Ramsgate Brewery - working collaboratively to meet the bottling needs of each brewery.
Respective brewery owners Duncan Sambrook, Robert Wicks and Eddie Gadd have over 30 years of combined brewing experience and used this to source a bottling line which was flexible enough to provide a bottling solution for other craft breweries in addition to their own.
Vigo supplied South East Bottling with a CIMEC America DPS 12/12/1 automatic rinsing, filling & crown capping machine to fill at a rate of 1700 bottles per hour, and an S3T6/1 rotary labelling machine. The line was installed and commissioned by Vigo’s multi-skilled team of engineers.
'I chose VIGO because of the after sales support & training.
The quality of the beer in bottle is excellent, since the line was installed, which is what we wanted to achieve. It is a flexible system which allows us to bottle filtered, unfiltered and bottle-conditioned beer into 330ml bottles and two different 500ml bottle types. We have the flexibility to apply front, back, neck and full wrap around labels to these bottles, all of which is great for the growing demand of the craft brewing sector. The after sales support has been excellent.
The business has been founded on being able to provide a flexible bottling solution for small runs of beer. The system provided by VIGO has enabled us to provide this which is great for the individual brewery needs and the needs of our customers.'
Duncan Sambrook, South East Bottling