The Zagreb-based 8Sigma says that Keg Track&Trace (KegTNT) “is a software solution that tracks kegs throughout their life stages while inside the brewery and within the whole supply chain.”
The company says that “in cooperation with Montelektro, a leading system integrator in the brewing industry,” it has delivered the solution to the Addis Ababa brewery, one of the biggest breweries in Ethiopia.
The KegTNT solution collects and saves all the data about kegs’ lifecycle, tracking it by using the RFID technology. Its main purpose is to provide real-time tracking and traceability of each keg in the fleet, and better maintenance and quality control.
In 2021, KegTNT will be implemented in two more breweries owned by the same company, BGI Ethiopia, whose long brewing tradition dates back to the first half of the 20th century. BGI Ethiopia’s owner is the French beverage company Castel Group, one of the largest African producers and one of the world’s ten largest beer producers, the Zagreb-based company says.
These features of KegTNT should help BGI Ethiopia not only to improve resource utilization and the management of keg fleet, but also to preserve its good reputation and a desirable market position.
“Last year was very challenging for the whole world. The brewing industry, just like all others, was in turmoil. We are satisfied because we have managed to conclude the project in one of the three contracted breweries in the circumstances of travel restrictions. On this occasion, we would also like to thank Montelektro for their trust and partnership on another project we have successfully delivered together.”, said Vladimir Lukić, director at 8Sigma.