Craftier Ltd., Russia/ 2018 | Sraml

Craftier Ltd., St. Petersburg, Russia

Craftier Ltd. is a Russian producer of natural and high-quality cider made from only freshly squeezed apple juice without added water, sugar, concentrates or flavours. The customer invested in a SRAML cider production line specifically designed to produce keeved cider. "Keeving" is a way of making the ultimate style of naturally sweet sparkling cider.

About the Company

About the Company

Craftier Ltd. was founded by Tikhomirov Dmitrii who wanted to produce natural high-quality cider made only from freshly squeezed apple juice without added water, sugar or flavour concentrates. Today, Craftier cultivates more than 8 hectares of apple and pear orchards with unique and autochthonous Russian apple varieties. The company started producing cider in 2015 under the Bullevie brand or « bubbles of life » in French.

Their Challenge

In 2017, Craftier was looking for a production line that would enable them to produce keeved cider. “Keeving” is a French method of cider production with the underlying principle of removing nutrients from the juice by complexation with pectin at an early stage to ensure a long slow fermentation which, once finished, can be bottled while still sweet and without any fear of excessive re-fermentation later. Our customer contacted several manufacturers across Europe to finally find a solution that best fitted their business needs.

Our Solution

The SRAML team of experts identified and developed the best solution for Craftier addressing his competitive advantage–the production of keeved cider. The customer invested in a complete cider production line consisting of a bin tipper, conveyor,  washer, crusher, hopper, belt press and a separator, offered at the best quality/price ratio compared to other industrial equipment manufacturers.

After a year of excellent business results, Craftier decided to not only make a qualitative leap, but to also achieve a substantial increase in productivity and production volumes (from 10,000 to 300,000 litres per year). In 2018, they invested in Sraml cider production line with three times higher production capacity.

Key Benefits

With Sraml apple cider production line, the production process is more reliable making the business more efficient. Owing to a high level of automation, the equipment is easy to use and simple to maintain. The SRAML expert team once again delivered excellent customer service and provided fast support both during the warranty and after-sales period.

“Sraml has a team of professionals that are able to individually address the customer’s specific needs and develop customized solutions.”

Tikhomirov Dmitrii, CEO of Craftier Ltd.


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