Canadian brewer Molson has announced plans to invest $34.8 million (€24.6 million) in upgrades at its Toronto brewery as the first installment in a $100 million plan to increase the facility's production and efficiency.
Expected to be completed towards the end of the year, the expansion will include a new 50,000 sq' structure that will house a state-of-the-art bottling line.
"This capital project will upgrade the current brewery with the most modern packaging line, enabling Molson to effectively compete against the best breweries in the world," said Dan O'Neill, president and CEO.
Responsibility for the turnkey line goes to Krones (Franklin, Wisconsin ). The line will be rated at 1,000 bottles/min, paced by a Krones filler. According to Krones, the line will also include two Kettner depalletizers, a bottle washer, inspection equipment, pasteurizer, a three-station Multimatic labeler, a Contipac top-loading bottle packer, a Variopac end loader from Variopac, and a PalBloc palletizer.