The investment in the new equipment will both increase production capability and allow ingredients to be correctly mixed into syrups at high speeds ready for diluting and bottling.
Encirc has seen a significant increase in customer numbers, prompting the investment which will also improve the quality of soft drinks, beer, wine, cider and other beverages containing ingredients with low solubility, such as pectin, which have traditionally been challenging to blend.
Even before this investment, the automated plant has bottled over four million litres of wine, beer, cider, soft drinks and spirits every week – for some of the industry's biggest names, including Australian Vintage, Gallo, SHS Group and Heineken.
David Lynn, technical manager at Encirc Beverages, explained: "As a company, we've seen some impressive growth in demand for our manufacturing and filling services over the last 12 months, so it's crucial that we do all we can to ensure we can satisfy our customers' needs now and in the future.
"This investment is not just about meeting demand though. It's vital to help us further improve the quality of the drinks we fill to ensure we continue to provide the best possible service both to our customers and to end-consumers."
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