Royal Docks to increase packaged beer output with WaveGrip’s G1 applicator

9 October 2018 (Last Updated November 5th, 2018 14:49)

US-based Royal Docks Brewing has installed G1 multi-packing applicator and brand-defining coloured carriers from WaveGrip to increase its packaged beer production.

Royal Docks to increase packaged beer output with WaveGrip’s G1 applicator
Royal Docks Brewing is using G1 applicator to increase production. Credit: RPC Group Plc.

US-based Royal Docks Brewing has installed G1 multi-packing applicator and brand-defining coloured carriers from WaveGrip to increase its packaged beer production.

According to the beverage maker, the G1 applicator has the capacity to produce 100 cans-per-minute (cpm) and to pack a full range of can sizes.

The company is currently producing more than 50cpm, consistently using the G1 applicator in a move to align with the rest of the canning line and reduce manpower.

Royal Docks Brewing brewmaster Dave Sutula said: “Thanks to our PS Angelus Filler, we could be running at 60cpm, well within the 100cpm limit of the G1.

“Currently, WaveGrip is handling our requirements so smoothly at 52, that I have no doubt it could handle up to 60.

“We’re on track to be a 4200-barrel brewery in the next few months and thanks to the G1 and our new canning line, we think 80% of our output will be packaged products.”

“We designed this machine to be suited for a wide range of business sizes and I’m particularly happy we can keep up with the current demand of Royal Docks.”

The G1 applicator has also helped the brewing company to produce lightweight multi-pack solutions such as cans for its beers.

Royal Docks is also using the WaveGrip Colours range such as Fury Red carrier to complement its brewery branding.

WaveGrip managing director Aaron McIvor said: “We’re so glad our G1 is the perfect fit for another craft brewer. We designed this machine to be suited for a wide range of business sizes and I’m particularly happy we can keep up with the current demand of Royal Docks and with the potential for more packaging output when they choose.”

Based in Canton, Ohio, Royal Docks produces craft beer using British pub culture. The brewery started its own canning line last year following the end of its partnership with a canning company.