US container company Hoover Ferguson is expanding its range of wine and distillery containers to Australia and New Zealand markets to meet growing demand.
The Texas-based packaging and chemical tank supplier is expanding the availability of beverage-specific containers used in distilling, blending, fermentation and short-term storage.
The company said the unprecedented growth of the boutique wine and distillery sector across Australia and New Zealand had brought both opportunities and challenges to its customers.
“When sourcing beverage container solutions, storage space shortages, a lack of high-quality products and lengthy lead times for equipment being shipped from overseas all have had an impact on wineries and breweries in the region,” Sonnie Groombridge, Hoover Ferguson’s regional vice president said.
The company has four facilities across Australia, with a presence on both the east and west coasts. The product range includes a wide variety of beverage specification stainless steel and poly IBCs.
“This is a great opportunity to bring our market leading products to customers in Australia and New Zealand,” said Arash Hassanian, senior vice president of global sales & marketing, Hoover Ferguson. “We manufacture high-quality wine totes and fermentation tanks in our own ISO 9001:2015 certified facility, allowing us to customize units to meet the specific beverage containment requirements for all of our customers.”