Beam Suntory Cooley Distillery
When it was time to update the obsolete distillery automation system Rockbrook were enlisted to design and deliver the technology to make the process more efficient, user friendly and allow the capability for expansion.
Cooley Distillery is an Irish whiskey distillery on the Cooley Peninsula in County Louth, Ireland. The distillery was converted in 1987 from an older potato alcohol plant by entrepreneur John Teeling. Since 2014 the distillery is owned by Beam Suntory and produces the popular Kilbeggan, The Tyrconell and Connemara whiskey ranges. The original Distillery was run on a Texas Instrument PLC based system since its foundation in 1987 so Rockbrook were enlisted to replace this obsolete distillery automation technology in order to make the process more efficient, user friendly and allow the capability for expansion.
This project was successfully delivered while minimising production downtime.