Technical Services

Staying informed about the state of the art in brewing and packaging has never been more important. Current technological advances, new research results and different styles of processing can all have an impact on your company’s future. First Key has affiliations and joint-ventures with almost all of the major international brewing education centers.

As independent advisors, First Key works with clients to ensure quality and get what they need to continuously improve productivity and cost efficiencies. We do this through operational efficiency audits, innovative cost effective high efficiency layout recommendations, machinery selection, installation and start-up supervision and process alignment.

Our Technical Services specialists are innovative leaders in their fields. They each have an average of over 20 years experience directing the brewing and packaging affairs in major organizations, and specialize in delivering practical solutions in all areas of operation.

Improve Beer Quality

Our approach involves analysis of symptoms, diagnosis of root cause and recommendations for the best solutions. We have helped breweries solve all kinds of problems for over 25 years.

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Maintain Beer Quality

First Key’s QMS is for management and assurance of product quality. It provides a statement of Quality Policy, and details procedures and methods by which the policy is to be adhered to. It sets out quality goals and …

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Supplier Support-Installations

At First Key, we understand that equipment suppliers can sometimes find themselves spread too thin or under-represented in certain regions. We provide equipment installation support to suppliers that helps keep projects on schedule and on budget.

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Operations

At First Key we understand the struggles of balancing rising product costs, time to market, customer demands for superior service and quality, and corporate bottom-line requirements. Operations must become a competitive advantage…

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Engineering

In-depth brewery process design knowledge and project management know-how is essential to maximize return on capital in dealing with brewery expansions, new plant construction, and upgrading and renovation projects.

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Environment

Corporate Sustainability is a business approach that creates long-term shareholder value by embracing opportunities and managing risks deriving from economic, environmental, governance, human resources and social developments.

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Capital Projects

First Key Project Group combines brewing and malting knowledge and process know-how with project control and construction management expertise. We will manage and control the budget and schedule, and work seamlessly with the client’s team, technology suppliers, and local contractors.

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Interim Staffing Services

When organizations require additional staff to support their activities, we can provide skilled personnel to work in a balance of on-site and off-site presence through either short term secondments or ongoing technical service arrangements.

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Expansion Master Plan

First Key is in a unique position to offer practical solutions because of our cross functional approach and the experience of our people in dealing with facility expansions, new plant construction, upgrading and renovation projects.

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