Case Studies and White Papers
When it comes to case packing machinery, few bottling operations are more demanding than at Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. The owner of the 211 year-old bourbon brand Jim Beam has grown dramatically over the past few years, from the seventh-largest to the fourth-largest spirits company in the world, by expanding its product portfolio through corporate acquisitions and introducing innovative new spirits and wine brands.
Clement Pappas Company, Inc. is one of the largest private label bottlers and canners in the United States. A leading producer of the finest fruit juices, fruit drinks and cranberry sauces for more than 60 years, Clement Pappas serves a wide variety of private label and supermarket brands, while devoting a part of its business to contract packaging. Headquartered in Seabrook, New Jersey, Clement Pappas has steadily expanded over the years, building three additional state-of-the-art facilities.
In recent years, the American beer palette has changed from one focused primarily on the simple flavors of large, mainstream breweries to include a more complex, artisanal palette. This is evidenced by the huge increase in the number of breweries in the United States: in 2010, the US housed just over 1600 breweries; now, that number is over 3,000 and still growing. The craft beer industry is growing at a rate of more than one new brewery per day. These small-scale artisanal breweries have distinct needs when it comes to bringing their products to market, and packaging equipment that reflects those needs is critical to craft brewery growth.
When a well-known producer of specialty gourmet sauces decided to improve the efficiency of their packaging operations, they turned to Portland, CT manufacturer Standard-Knapp. It was a natural partnership: both companies were founded over 100 years ago, and have since built solid reputations as global leaders in their respective industries.