Northants-based Core Equipment will be exhibiting for the first time at Fruit Focus in 2012 in July and on their stand will be two of the fruit industry’s most technologically advanced manufacturers: Scharfenberger and Kreuzmayr, perfect for the burgeoning English and Welsh wine industry, says the company
Scharfenberger is one of the industry’s most technically advanced manufacturers of wine presses and associated winery equipment and is the only manufacturer to make dual style presses that can be configured either open or closed, giving producers the chance to make both red wine and sparkling white wine from the same equipment.
The 84-year-old firm will be demonstrating its flagship grape press, the EuroPress. First marketed in 1971, the EuroPress is now available in 16 different sizes, either as the “P” range of open style presses, the “T” range of closed style presses or the “S” range of dual style presses.
Core Equipment managing director Jonathan Chaplin said: “These are exciting times for the UK fruit growing industry, with many new technological advances leading to improved yields and lower costs of production, Companies such as Scharfenberger and Kreuzmayr are leading the way with their technologically advanced equipment that enables producers to reduce their costs, improve their output whilst ensuring consistently high quality.”
“In particular, English wine producers are on the rise, and being able to choose a dual press system from Scharfenberger provides them with the flexibility to make different wines without buying separate equipment, an ideal example of how Scharfenberger is harnessing technology to work for its customers.”
Over 70 percent of Scharfenberger grape presses are custom made. Core will also be offering UK producers Scharfenberger’s range of de-stemmers, crushers and conveyor systems.
Scharfenberger is also one of the few manufacturers to be accredited by the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC), which oversees wine growers and producers in Champagne.