Dr. Gab’s and Boa Concept brew heavy !
Dr. Gab’s, bottles, pallets, and conveyors!
In 2001, Gabriel, Reto and David, still managers, founded the Brewery Doctor Gab’s in Savigny (Switzerland). Created by the 3 childhood friends in a kitchen, the Dr. Gab’s Brewery has developed over the years : today, it is a team of about twenty people divided between production, logistics, sales, administration and marketing.
In April 2018, Boa Concept installed equipment composed of 9 straight modules Plug-and-Carry® Heavy Load and a Qimarox MK10 elevator at the new Puidoux site east of Lausanne to meet the brewer’s strong growth. This last one produced indeed, 40 000 liters 5 years ago, today, it is more than 700 000 liters which are produced and the forecasts ensure that 1 000 000 liters will soon leave this new brewery.
Heavy loads at all levels…
The heavy load handling line will be divided into two parts: on the ground floor, incoming empty bottle crates are transported to the first floor, where bottling takes place. The full bottle crates then come back down to level 0. For this application, several elements were decisive: the conveyor had to be able to operate in both directions of travel and safety had to be ensured by non-physical barriers. The whole project will be piloted and managed by Boa Concept. It should also be noted that on floor deposit modules of Plug-and-Carry® heavy load allow deposit by manual hand pallet truck.