BREWING IS ONE OF THE OLDEST AND MOST FAMOUS CRAFTS WE KNOW.
Hygiene and cleanliness have always ensured product safety and flavor consistency.
A functioning industrial floor is a critical piece of the system. The requirements of industrial floors in breweries increase constantly. High surface load in the area of bottle cleaning machines, filters or filling machines, rotational forces, but also the highest chemical thermal mechanical loads must be borne. At the same time the floor must be easy to clean, slip resistant and visually attractive. Here is where our knowledge and experience benefit you.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company – Kagetec was approached by owner Ken Grossman to offer a solution to a problem with the flooring and drains in the brewery. After years of dealing with the drawbacks of epoxies, regular ceramic tile, and cementicious urethanes in production areas, (chemical degradation, delamination due to mechanical and thermal loading, increased cleaning requirements, and loss of slip resistance over time), Ken toured another facility with a Kagetec flooring system and witnessed a system that met their needs. Kagetec has performed several installations at their ever growing location in Chico, CA, projects ranging from converting a warehouse into a pilot bottling hall, to new flooring and drains in all the fermentation cellars. These projects utilize Kagetec’s specialized flooring systems designed for wet process areas, including vitrified ceramic tile and stainless steel drains. The relationship begins a new chapter, in January 2013 as Kagetec partners again with Sierra Nevada on their new, state of the art brewery near Asheville, NC.
Allagash Brewing Company – When Portland, Maine’s Allagash was expanding their bottling line, they were looking for a flooring system that would hold up to heavy traffic and aggessive chemical cleaning solutions, yet remain easy to clean, and have excellent visual asthetics. They teamed with Kagetec, and the result is a durable and great looking floor that will last.
Kagetec joined Allagash a second time when they contructed a new fermentation structure early in 2012, utilizing the flooring system comprised of vitrified ceramic tile and stainless steel drains. The companies will partner once again in February 2013 on their new brewhouse and fermentation structure expansion. With multiple visitor tours daily through a working production brewery, safety, sanitation, and functionality are key ingredients to the flooring solution installed at Allagash by Kagetec.