Bright News from Tooheys Beer Cellar
Beer has been a popular beverage in Australia since early settlement. In 1860, brothers John and James Toohey established a brewery in Sydney’s Darling Harbour where they began brewing their famous beer. In 1955, Tooheys moved to their new brewery in Lidcome NSW, where it continues to brew beers to this day.
Australia is one of the world’s largest consumers of beer and Tooheys Lidcombe brewery produces approximately 5 million litres of beer per week. In addition to producing the standard lines of Tooheys beer, such as Tooheys New, Old & Extra Dry, the site also brews other licensed beers including Heineken, Stella Artois & Beck’s.
Bass Electrical Engineering (Bass) has been carrying out electrical projects at Tooheys Lidcombe site for the past three years. Tooheys recently installed a new bright beer cellar to replace the three existing bright beer cellars and Bass carried out all electrical works for the installation.
The old cellars had a manual process and were replaced to eliminate the manual handling component and to improve product quality.
With the help of Bass electrical engineers and technicians, the cellar now has an automated beer brewing process. Bass designed and built the stainless steel local control panels and provided power, automation and control communications to the cellar.
Next time you’re enjoying a Tooheys brew, or one of the many beers they license, raise your glass and say “cheers” to Bass for a job well done!