Boortmalt Group to reopen Cavan Malting Plant

Malterie Cavan

Boortmalt Group is to reopen its Cavan Malting Plant in South Australia. The company, Axereal’s malting subsidiary, will extensively upgrade the plant infrastructure and control systems with a focus on quality improvements, sustainability initiatives and efficient production.

The reopening will support the growing demand for brewing and distilling malts in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. The additional annual capacity of 77,000 tonnes of malt will support the company’s existing malting operations in Port Adelaide. The reopening of the Cavan plant will also contribute to Boortmalt’s sustainability goals. It will reduce the group’s carbon footprint by reducing logistics emissions due to shorter distances in transporting barley and malt to end users.

Yvan Schaepman, CEO Boortmalt Group, said: “The reopening of Cavan malthouse was one of our priorities after the integration to allow us to rapidly expand our production capacities in Australia to support the development of our local customers and supply our export markets in Asia and South America.”

Ian Maccan, Regional Managing Director Boortmalt Asia-Pacific, said: “Thanks to the proximity of our malting plant in Port Adelaide, we can restart production quickly by delegating supply chain, cleaning and storage to our existing infrastructure. Before the end of the year, we plan to rehabilitate the storage silos and cleaning plants. In January 2022, the malthouse will be fully operational with the capability to produce, store and pack malt ready for direct supply to our business partners.”

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