WaveGrip improves output at Canadian brewery

Canadian brewery, Lagabière, is on track to double its output and deliver a more sustainable multi-packing solution following the installation of WaveGrip’s G1 multi-packing applicator.

Lagabière Microbrasserie in Quebec, Canada has been growing since its original opening 6 years ago. The success continued with the opening of the nearby larger brewery, enabling the production of beer in cans and kegs for further distribution across Canada and Europe.

Even operating at lower speeds of 35-45 cpm, the G1 applicator is already delivering savings in both cost of materials and labour through its fully automated system and easy-to-use design.

“Moving from our previous clip solutions for cans has made a tremendous difference to the multi-packing of our 4-packs,” said Sébastien Laganière, co-founder of Lagabière. “With over 90% of our production in cans, improving on our efficiencies and having the ability to run at even faster speeds in the future, means our aim to double our output is definitely on track.”

As well as the improvements in production, the sustainability of the WaveGrip carriers played a large part in the decision-making process for Lagabière, as this has become much more important for its customers.

Weighing less than 4g for a standard six-pack and using less material than any other multi-packing solution, WaveGrip is the lightest carrier on the market. Additionally, all WaveGrip carriers are 100% recyclable and meet current US packaging regulations by being photodegradable.

WaveGrip managing director, Aaron McIvor, said: “The G1 is designed to meet the needs of craft and artisan brewers and we are delighted that Lagabière has installed the first WaveGrip applicator in Canada. Its combination of multi-packing efficiency and the sustainability of the WaveGrip carrier are proving to be a real attraction across the whole of North America, helping breweries maximize their production output and minimize their environmental impact.”

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