FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY
Montelektro has been globally recognized thanks to the expertise and experience gained in the brewing industry. Since 1995, we have been implementing various automation projects for the brewing industry and, so far, we have delivered solutions to over 250 breweries on six continents. Our clients are some of the world’s largest groups, like Heineken, ABInBev, Molson Coors, and Castel Group, as well as many other independent breweries. We have implemented our solutions by cooperating directly with the end-customer, or as a sub-supplier of OEM’s such as Meura, Krones, Künzel, GEA, Pentair, Ziemann Holvrieka and many others.
Thanks to the knowledge and experience gained over the past 30 years in working for various food processing factories and in the dairy industry, we meet the most complex requirements and help you increase product quality, profit and productivity. Montelektro collaborates with the world’s largest dairy groups, such as FrieslandCampina and Arla Foods, and equipment manufacturers such as Tetra Pak.
Our projects include greenfield and brownfield projects, automation system migrations, and upgrades.
Montelektro’s team comprises multi-skilled engineers who have an excellent knowledge of brewing, food and dairy technology, understand the specific requirements of breweries and can create tailor-made solutions for both small and large clients.
Our turnkey solutions can be implemented in simple and small as well as in large and complex brewing projects and they include:
- Design and installation of Medium Voltage and Low Voltage systems
- Electrical engineering/Control panel design and manufacturing
- Process Control System design and delivery
- Installation material specification and delivery
- Automation software engineering
- Packing and worldwide delivery
- Project management
- After sales support
We use different process control systems (Siemens Braumat/SISTAR, ProLeiT brewmaxx/PlantiT, Botec and others, as well as in-house developed Montelektro PCS), different types of PLC (Siemens, Rockwell and others) and different SCADA platforms (WinCC, iFix , Wonderware InTouch, WSP, FactoryTalk View and others).
Our solutions, electrical design, and automation are adapted to local standards and rules.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY – CLIENTS:
- Heineken group
- Castel group
- AB InBev group
- Molson Coors group
- Chimay brewery
- Marstons brewery
- Mahou San Miguel brewery
- Stone Brewing brewery
- Habesha brewery
- Cambodia Brewery Limited brewery
- Dashen brewery
- Mouterij Albert maltery
- Asmara brewery
- Irish Distilers
- Jopen brewery
- Brasserie St-Feuillien
- and others
Food and Dairy
- Arla Foods
- MEURA S.A.
- KUNZEL MASCHINENBAU GmbH
- KRONES AG
- GEA Brewery System GmbH
- Ziemann Holvrieka GmbH
- Ukrainian Beer Company-Armatura Co.Ltd
- Landaluce S.A.
- Bucher Unipektin AG
- POETH B.V.
- BW Procestechniek NV
- and others
The world’s second-largest brewing company, Heineken picked Montelektro for the automation system migration project in their brewery in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.
Den Bosch annually produces 7,5 Mhl of a beer. It has 50 raw material silos, three brewhouse lines, 150 beer fermentation/maturation tanks, 15 yeast tanks, 50 final product tanks, six beer filtration lines, four beer centrifugal separator units and two beer pasteurizer units. Size of their automation system includes over 100 Rockwell CPUs replaced with 25 Siemens CPUs, 45 000 control modules, 1 200 automation sequences, 2 systems servers with SQL database, ten engineering stations and 50 operator workstations with multiple numbers of monitors.
To migrate the automation system, the customer required high-quality software, pre-MI, and MI as well as short implementation with minimal intervention on production. Therefore, Montelektro’s responsibility was to replace the existing automation system for the production and utility area by using ProLeiT brewmaxx platform. The work included I/O replacement, PLC/HMI system implementation, MES implementation, IT implementation, interfacing with other parts of the plant, automatic route and target selection during the process, personnel training and project management. The project lasted 5 years and was divided into five phases. After delivering a complete solution, the client signed the SLA contract in order to have 24/7 support from Montelektro’s team of experts.
APAN, MEXICO (ABINBEV)
One of the most important Montelektro’s greenfield projects is the delivery of turnkey solutions for a brewery in Mexican Apan. The brewery’s annual production capacity is 12MhL and is a part of the world’s largest brewing group, AbinBev. It consists of 190 units, for which we had to prepare and implement an electro-engineering and automation project. Hardware engineering included drawings according to the customer’s requirements and Mexican norms and standards. It was also necessary to adapt to the requirements of different communication channels (Ethernet, Profinet, FO, AS-i, Profibus PA & DP, PLC). The complete electro-project included specification of network and panel equipment, all cables, cable trays, and accessories.
Within this project, Montelektro delivered and put into operation 64 MCC panels, 34 field signal panels, and 5 PLC panels.
Besides that, we have delivered more than 250 km of various cables, and the entire cable route was 15 km long. In software engineering, we have used Siemens Braumat V7.1 and testing was done in Montelektro’s virtual environment. Our team of experts has managed commissioning and start-up process that included installation of the complete network, electrical installation, preparation of all communication to the brewery and 3rd parties, connecting interface of all units and testing production process and equipment.
Belje is the biggest agricultural company in Southeast Europe that has been producing homemade-quality food for over three centuries. Today, they hire 1800 employees who work in the production of milk and cheese, cured meat, vegetables, cereals, wines, and fodder food.
Our common success story is related to implementing Montelektro’s solution in their fodder production facility, which yearly produces 300 000 tons of animal feed. Within this project, we have modernized their plant in Darda by automating a complete production and material and recipe management. By integrating it with SAP, we have also enabled production reporting.
The project included automation of machines and systems of different producers with total power of 3MW: SIMATIC operator panels, ET200S distributed periphery, IFIX SCADA system, ABB drives, Scheider Electric soft-starters, SIMATIC operator panels, as well as Montelektro’s MCC and control cabinets.