WE HELPED AUSTINS &CO. TO GROW BY 30% IN 12 MONTHS OF IMPLEMENTING VERTICAL INTEGRATION

BUSINESS SITUATION

The medium sized vineyard Austins & Co., with goals to be the “Chandon of the west”, had plans to in-house winemaking and bottling.

 

SOLUTION

  1. Created a traffic management plan to manage risk and improve product flow

  2. Identified the ideal plant layout to avoid mobile plant and pedestrian interaction, reduced motion waste in the process

  3. Created Standard Operating Procedures so that the transient staff are closely managed and defects avoided

 

OUTCOME

Added a bottling line that can bottle 430,000 bottles from Austins, as well as capacity to bottle for local producers. The equipment was partially payed for by a successful government grant, and will be paid off in under three years. The business won the Regional Business Award.