Makro get double order in Ireland


Makro Labelling UK started the year with a double order from the Porterhouse Brewery in Dublin and for their subsidiary company, The Dingle Distillery.

The Porterhouse Brewery was founded in 1989, specialising in importing various beers from around the world. In 1996 they opened their first brew pub, the first in Ireland with other significant openings in London’s Covent Garden and most recently in New York. The speciality bars created a strong and loyal following, with consumers wanting to have their products at home, the company put in a small bottling line some years ago, and this was soon working to full capacity.

The original bottling line is now being re-located to a new brewery site, the current labeller was not up to the job, so an order was placed with Makro Labelling UK for a MAK 01 8 platform labeller that will run at 6000 b.p.h. applying body, back and neck labels, with the capability of being able to do full wraparound labels when required.

At the same time, Porterhouse Brewery's subsidiary company Dingle Distillery placed an order for a complete Craft Spirit semi-automatic bottling line with Makro Labelling UK, both orders are due to be installed in the late spring/early summer.

Richard Portman, Managing Director of Makro Labelling UK said, "We have had a number of orders for our craft lines both in the Spirit and Craft beer sector over the past year, the Dingle Distillery order is another example of how Craft Spirits, in this case Irish Whiskey, Gin and Vodka is really booming not only in the Irish home market but also for exports. The beer line in Dublin has worked well up till now but the old labeller was causing a log jam and the company wanted to increase output to keep up with demand."