STUDENTS FROM CAPE COAST TECHNINAL UNIVERSITY TOUR ABL
9th April, 2019
Accra Brewery Limited, a proud part of the Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABInBev) family, welcomed Diploma and Accountancy Studies students from Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) for a brewery tour. This is part of our commitment to investing in a Growing World where everyone has the opportunity to improve their livelihood.
The industrial tour comprised of a safety induction, a tutorial on how we brew our beer, and finally how we package our products.
During the engagement, ABL’s Legal & Corporate Affairs Director, Ms. Adwoa Aaba Arthur, shared with the students the importance of industrial tours and how it becomes part of one’s career development. Also, this experience would broaden the knowledge of the students and provide them with the practical aspect of their curriculum.
In addition, these visits provide information on the internal procedures ABL complies with in order to produce the best beers as well as our non-alcoholic malt beverage, Beta Malt.
Beer Brewing TutorialMr. Wisdom Kofigah, ABL’s Quality Manager shared the history of beer and the company’s passion for brewing quality great-tasting beverage with the students.
He said that as a company committed to brewing the best beers, ABL never compromises on quality, and works tirelessly to preserve the distinct flavours of our beverages.
Mr. Kofigah introduced the students to the beer brewing process, which starts from using the ingredients such as barley, hops, water, yeast, and adjunct grains, and then ends when the beer is filtered and stored in Bright Beer Tanks (BBT) for packaging.
Packaging BeerAfter the tutorial, the students proceeded to our packaging hall, where ABL’s Training Controller, Mrs. Georgina Kyei Baffour gave them a tour of our packaging lines.
Mrs. Baffour explained to the students that ABL uses different packaging lines for beverages that are bottled using returnable glass bottles, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, and kegs.
She explained that most of our non-alcoholic beverages are bottled using PET bottles, which are preforms (narrow plastic tubes) that are heated and blown with air to fit a specific mould.
Mrs. Baffour also showed the students how returnable glass bottles are unpacked, washed, inspected for defects, and later filled with beer, and repackaged for nationwide distribution.
Gratitude to ABLMr. Edward Arkhurst, a Mechanical and Marine Engineering lecturer at CCTU who accompanied the students, commended ABL’s Management for giving them the opportunity to tour the factory site.
He said he was impressed by ABL’s safety and sanitation measures, and urged other tertiary institutions to pursue opportunities for industrial tours to add value to lessons taught in classrooms.
A Better WorldIn addition to our investment in a Growing World, we also invest in a Cleaner World where our natural resources are shared and preserved for the future; and in a Healthier World where every experience with beer is positive.
Accra Brewery Limited has been a major player in the Ghanaian alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage market since 1931. We proudly count CLUB Premium Lager, Eagle Lager, Eagle Extra Stout, CLUB Shandy Bͻsoԑ, Stella Artois; and our non-alcoholic malt beverage, Beta Malt, as brands available to our cherished customers.