Leeds based Brewology Ltd — a specialist design and manufacturing supplier to the brewing industry — has relaunched as PD Brew Ltd (trading as Brewology).

The move secures 22 jobs, along with all customer work in progress and agreements reached with the former Brewology Ltd.

Paul Jones and Dominic Smith, directors of associate company PD Precision Engineering Ltd, have
stepped in as directors of the new enterprise.

Brewology Ltd was recently forced into the administration process following issues with HMRC over
disputed research and development tax credits and a demand for a £200,000 plus trading bond.

PD Brew Ltd will now concentrate on supplying standard projects such as cask and keg washing and
filling and associated repeat products. This is in line with a restructuring of the operation at the end of
2017 on the departure of founder David Midgley, who ran the bespoke automation projects for Brewology Ltd.

Customer support

The former customer support services will remain, providing spares, planned maintenance and breakdown cover for all Microdat, Gimson, Chadburn, Tusker, CA Neubecker and Brewology machines. A new remote customer support facility will also be introduced from the Leeds base.

Former Brewology director Stephen Midgley will continue to work on  product innovation, including the development of a ground-breaking robotic filler to handle both cans and bottles.

A spokesman for the new company said: “Very unfortunately, Brewology Ltd had to enter into the administration process, due to the unresolved tax issues with HMRC. It was impossible for a company of its size to meet with the terms demanded of it.

“However, we are very pleased to announce that the work which was being undertaken, and any agreed for the future, continues under PD Brew Ltd, so customers and suppliers can be assured that all former commitments and agreements will be honoured.

“We are also delighted that the relaunch also means the jobs of all the employees are secured. The new business will continue to offer a top-class service to brewers looking to invest in growth and expansion for the future.”

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