Coopers opens $65 million malting plant
Cooper's new malting plant
Coopers has opened a $65 million malting plant at its Regency Park brewery in Adelaide.
Coopers says the 13, 000sq m plant is considered the most technically advanced malting plant in the world. The facility was officially opened late last week by the Governor of South Australia, the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC.
The project is the largest single investment since Coopers’ was first established 150 years ago. It was entirely funded by the business and will employ eight new employees.
Coopers Managing Director, Dr Tim Cooper, said at full capacity, the malting house will produce approximately 54, 000 tonnes of malt per year.
“South Australian farmers are recognised as producing some of the best malting barley in the world and we will be looking to establish strong relationships with them into the future,” Dr Cooper said.
Coopers will use 17, 000 tonnes of the 54, 000 tonnes of malt it plans to produce each year. The remainder is expected to be sold to both domestic and international customers.
The plant was constructed by South Australian building firm, Ahrens Group. The malting equipment was sourced from Buhler in Switzerland.
“Some of the innovations we have incorporated include full stainless-steel construction, enclosed conveyors, together with advanced process control and monitoring,” Dr Cooper said about the new malt plant.
“In terms of water usage, process control and automation, this is the most advanced maltings in the world.”
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