Company launched to help brewing industry handle difficult times

A Yorkshire-based equipment specialist has been launched to help brewers manage cost-efficient production and
maintenance amidst the global energy crisis.

Collective Motion Brewing has a 1,000 sq ft base in Bradford which will operate as a warehouse, workshop and R&D
centre for the supply of a range of equipment, automation and services which are designed to improve quality
control, reduce running costs and minimise waste.

Its portfolio includes newly developed and upgraded systems alongside refurbished machinery and a fast diagnostics and repair service for the brewing, distilling, and cider making industry.

The company is the brainchild of founder Dominic Smith, a mechanical engineer with experience in the production of brewing and packaging material, and Tomasz Lenartowicz, an electrical engineer with a background as a lead
designer of control systems.

The core team will be backed by a network of consultants including process engineers, software developers, brewers, asset managers and production managers.

Smith said: “With our passion for the brewing industry, we identified a need for a service to help smaller brewers survive by servicing essential machinery to keep them in operation and helping to source high quality second-hand equipment.

“We hate waste and love breathing new life into old non-working units.”

Collective Motion Brewing Company is also aiming to establish itself as a provider of bespoke equipment
projects for clients of all sizes.

The company recently developed a four-vessel semi-automated brewhouse to function as a testing facility for a brewer client in France.

Lenartowicz added: “Developing new solutions is a big part of our service. We can deliver projects that cover packaging, brewing, energy-saving and plug and play automation upgrades.

“We can help with the updating of old equipment with more modern systems and automated controls.

“We are currently developing and testing new technology for pressure controllers, filling devices and sterilisation.

“At a time of soaring energy prices and global supply chain issues, managing costs is one of the biggest concerns for
the brewing industry, especially for the smaller independent brewers.”

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