Beer, a beloved beverage worldwide, is commonly consumed by many people. However, the process of beer preparation can vary greatly in terms of equipment and recipes used.
Here are some common differences that can be observed:
The Source of the Equipment
A significant difference lies in the origin of the beer equipment.
Not all countries produce the necessary equipment for beer production. As a result, some countries import beer-making equipment while others rely on locally-made machines due to varying levels of beer consumption.
Installed Capacity of the Machines
Another major difference is the installed capacity of the equipment, referring to the production potential of a manufacturing plant within a given time frame.
Countries with high beer demand have equipment capable of meeting this demand. Conversely, countries with lower beer demand have equipment with smaller brewing capacities.
This difference pertains to additional equipment installed alongside the main beer-making equipment.
Add-on equipment allows for variations in recipes during beer preparation. The specific add-on equipment varies depending on the ingredients and methods used in the beer recipe. These additions can come from the original manufacturer or third-party vendors.
Cost of the Beer-Making Equipment
The cost of equipment differs based on production location, labor costs, import duties, exchange rates, and other factors. This cost is important from a financial perspective and is influenced by various elements mentioned here.
Nature of the Service
“Nature” refers to whether equipment servicing occurs within or outside the country.
In general, beer companies establish service centers in countries with active markets for their products. In countries without such demand, service centers are often set up offshore. This decision is based on affordability and the feasibility of meeting the demand for beer products.
Quality of the Service
This point is related to the previous one. Countries with active demand for a particular product or service generally provide higher quality. Conversely, countries with little to no demand may not meet the same quality expectations.
Quality refers to both the manufacturer’s service quality and that of third-party providers.
Availability of Spare Parts and Add-Ons
This aspect pertains to the availability of spare parts and additional equipment.
Demand for spare parts and add-ons varies based on market demand, import/export laws, local requirements, and other factors. Consequently, availability differs significantly from one country to another.
Availability of Offers
While not directly related to the equipment itself, this point concerns marketing and financial aspects.
In countries with high beer demand, numerous offers and attractive buying options for beer-making equipment can be expected. Manufacturers strive to differentiate themselves from the competition in such markets.
In contrast, countries with low beer demand lack a significant market, resulting in fewer offers and less attention from companies.
These differences mentioned above are just a few major ones when it comes to beer preparation equipment.