The ambitious new construction project “Doemens 2020” is a pioneering step that will result in a modern training facility for skilled workers within the beverage industry. The support of the beverage industry is a key factor in this 28 million Euro project. GEA is now providing a multifunctional fill-system “all-in-one”, a de-alcoholization plant and a centrifuge for the new Doemens Academy. The technology company’s involvement was agreed at BrauBeviale 2019.
“Doemens 2020” also provides qualification programmes for technical managers within the brewing and beverage industry. Due to the close interlinking of theory and practice, training and professional development opportunities at Doemens are unique in the beverage industry. The core installation in the new building is a modern technical centre, which integrates a fully functioning filling line. This will inprove comprehensive training opportunities even further.
GEA will provide three machines for the new building: a multifunctional filler: the GEA Visitron Filler ALL-IN-ONE, an aggregate with which drinks can be filled in bottles, PET and cans, as well as a de-alcoholization plant with membrane technology and a centrifuge from the Plug & Win range. “The first two aggregates in particular are crucial for meeting future demand in the beverage industry – what with the boom in soft beers and the diversity in beverage filling we are witnessing,” explains Dr. Rudolf Michel, GEA.
- The GEA Visitron Filler All-in-one is equipped with a carousel for disposable containers as well as crown corks and cans. Thanks to eight filling heads, output of up to 2000 containers per hour is possible. The machine control centre ensures precise filling volumes.
- The de-alcoholization plant is based on the separation process of reverse osmosis and is designed for batch sizes from 50 to 100 liters of beer. The special AromaPlus membranes allow the selective separation of alcohol while retaining essential beer aroma components in the final product.
- The multifunctional centrifuge PW 20 from the ‘Plug & Win’ program has a power of 5 – 20 hl/h and can be used for bi-declaration prior to filtration as well as for separation of hot materials in the brewhouse; beer recovery from surplus yeast and geater is also one of the possible applications of the PW 20.
At BrauBeviale 2019, a basic support agreement was reached between representatives of Doemens Academy and GEA. Thanks to GEA’s commitment, important building blocks for the realization of a state-of-the-art technical center will be realized. “Doemens’ students will enjoy excellent practical opportunities – future managers as well. An investment in education and training is an investment in the future of our industry. GEA has recognized this important benchmerk, and it is a decisive step for Doemens,” emphasizes Dr. Werner Gloßner, Doemens Academy Managing Director.