German brewery Veltins plans to spend £7.7m to expand and become the most modern site for brewing in North Rhine-Westphalia by 2026.

VeltinsAs part of the 2026 improvement plan, brewery production is to be stepped up, with additional product lines brewed and stored on site.

In 2016, with an investment of more than £3m (€3.5m) the use of lauter tubs was terminated. Veltins commissioned and installed a new barrel filling plant in 2016, which has around 20% more capacity than its predecessor.

As part of the Brewery’s new technology, two robots were installed to fill barrels.

Veltins plans to end up with the capacity to produce a total of 3m hectolitres per year.