Securing the Future of a Global Distiller.
This confidential distillery customer needed a 10-year capital plan to meet the increasing worldwide demand for its brand.
A Study for the Future.
The team provided a multi-year planning engineering study including:
- Production volume analysis
- Barrel fill and dump area
- Processing area
- Bottling line
- Cold storage
- Material Handling
- Preliminary CAD layouts
- Food safety (SQF) detailed review on new designs
- People flow study, including production and tour visitors
- Facility sequencing and scale of magnitude cost estimates
- Overall scope of work scale of magnitude estimate for capital plan
- Level 1 schedule, including major milestones
With this study, the customer was able to better understand and budget for capital project requirements into the future. In addition, they’re able to easily adjust project priorities as changes are made to future sales forecasts.
Process & Packaging Systems Engineering
Automation & Controls
Buffalo Trace Distillery has been making whiskey for more than 200 years, making it the oldest continuously operating distillery in America. Sazerac, the parent company of Buffalo Trace, and Gray have partnered on multiple projects including a new distribution warehouse facility for Buffalo Trace Distillery and Buffalo Trace Distillery Mash House. In order to accommodate more visitors and future growth in the company, Buffalo Trace selected Gray to expand and relocate the existing bottling hall to another area on its campus.
Brown Distribution Company is a leading beverage distribution business with sales of more than 11 million cases annually, serving 6,000 retailers. The company selected Gray to design and build this facility on a new site in Virginia for the distribution of Anheuser-Busch products.
Diageo is the world’s largest spirits producer, and when the company decided to build a new distillery in Kentucky, it selected Gray as its partner for this project.