Brothers Drinks Co

Based in Somerset, Brothers Drinks Co Ltd has a rich heritage. The local family behind Brothers Drinks Co Ltd. have been making cider for over 300 years, since 1658. The brothers Matthew, Jonathon, Francis, and Daniel began selling their pear cider at Glastonbury Festival in 1995. Their cider was such a success that Brothers Cider began extending their distribution to festivals, pubs, and supermarkets all over the country.

Now an award-winning cider producer, renowned throughout the UK for its light and refreshing taste and creative selection of moreish cider flavors, the Brother’s legacy lives on strong.

Production of the cider remains based in the historic Showering’s Cider Mill in Somerset, the second largest cider plant in the UK. Keeping production here allows Brothers Drinks to use the same traditional methods while updating the mill to maintain the best control, quality, and consistency. Carrying out a series of refurbishments and upgrades across the site including new bottling and canning lines, has enabled the company to continue producing and distributing their famous cider to contemporary standards of hygiene and safety while further expanding their company and reach.

Forming part of a major refurbishment project, The Factory manager, Derek Tiley, from Brothers Drinks Co Ltd, together with Liam Sean of contracting firm Waterlip Electrical approached Dextra Group looking for a quality local product to improve the factory lighting. Their aim with the updated lighting was to provide optimal lux levels while reducing energy expenditure and costs. Having already refurbished one of their canopy area, they found the result such a big improvement that Brothers now sought to carry out a planned refurbishment across all their factory sites.

THE SOLUTION

Dextra Group brand Dexeco approached the site and carried out a detailed survey of the layout and luminaires. Our team together with Waterlip Electrical found that the existing lighting was significantly out of date and together with the line layout changes proposed, it was apparent this would be a prime opportunity to make the changes. The client also requested high lux levels in certain areas of production, particularly those featuring obstructions from pipework and machinery.

Dexeco opted to install Eco Impervia LEDs across the packing hall and storage areas. Dextra’s Eco Impervia LED range is available in a wide variety of lumen outputs, diffuser choices, and sensor controls which make this an extremely versatile luminaire adaptable to multiple applications. This particular lighting product was chosen for this project as it fitted the brief and is IP65 rated, and was able to be installed with an R44 sensor and programmer for intuitive function, optimal control, and easy maintenance.