Italy's Birra Peroni Sets New Production Record In 2018
Italian brewery Birra Peroni closed 2018 with a 6.4% of growth in production compared to the previous year, to six million hectolitres.
Over the last four years, beer production at the firm rose by 19.46%, while CO2 emissions decreased by 11.94%, the company said.
Exports of Birra Peroni increased by 11% in 2018 compared to 2017, with an overall value of 2.1 million hectolitres.
More than half (60%) of exports went to Great Britain, which is the main export market for the Italian brewery.
The group's Rome factory reported the strongest growth in production, seeing an increase of 10.7% compared to 2017 and reaching a high of 2.5 million hectolitres.
According to Roberto Cavalli, integrated supply chain director of Birra Peroni, the company boasts great industrial experience, enabling it to distinguish itself in both national and international markets.
The positive performances of the Italian brewery also coincide with the company's commitment to sustainability, Cavalli added.
Due to a number of investments in its production facilities, CO2 emissions at Peroni decreased from 5.19 Kg CO2/Hl in 2015 to 4.57 Kg CO2/Hl in 2018.
The company also reported that electricity and water consumption has dropped steadily over the past four years.
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