“This was a very good investment”
The new line primarily handles cans, for filling glass containers, it is being used only as a stand-by. “This was a very good investment. The installation work had been completed before the peak season in July 2016 – and since then our new line has been running round the clock,” explains Brewmaster CF Chan.
To enable the existing Krones canning line to be utilised more efficiently as well, Dagon also asked Krones to upgrade its filler and seamer: from the 206-type lid to the modern-day 202-type design. “This change-over saves us about 25 per cent of the costs involved, because, of course, the lid is the heaviest part of a can,” says Assistant General Manager for Production, Thiha Myat Lwin.
Now that these measures have been completed, Dagon possesses annual filling capacities of
- 720,000 hectolitres in cans,
- one million hectolitres in bottles
- and 250,000 hectolitres in kegs.
That suffices for the time being. The bottleneck in the production operation is now the cold blocks and the brewhouse, with an annual output of 850,000 hectolitres.