By Rebecca Harris
Coopers Brewery has announced their stock levels are at an all-time high, with expectations they will have up to a million cartons stored in time for Christmas.
“Last year we had up to 800,000 cartons stored in our warehouse at times, but given the continued growth in demand, we are anticipating that level could be bettered this year,” said Coopers managing director, Dr Tim Cooper.
Dr Cooper said the recent installation of two new robots on the packing line and other improvements would help increase daily production.
“Last year we set a production record of 35,500 cartons of beer in a single day, but we anticipate this record will fall in coming weeks,” he said.
“There is also a strong chance that our dispatch record set last year of 61,000 cartons in a single day will fall as we get closer to Christmas.”
Coopers has spent more than $10 million upgrading the brewery over the last twelve months, including the installation of a new canning machine that has increased production from 750 to 900 cans a minute.
“Christmas is traditionally our busiest period and these recent additions have been planned to enable us to make sure we can keep up with demand,” he said.