Wild Goose Filling has teamed up with Siebel Institute of Technology, pillar in brewing education, to advance quality packaging in the beverage industry. Through combined experience, research and testing, the collaboration establishes comprehensive educational resources that strengthen beverage filling knowledge and practices.
Siebel Institute of Technology—America’s oldest brewing school—has educated brewers worldwide through specialized curriculum for 148 years. As one of the world’s first educational brewing institutions, Siebel Institute’s alumni are found in almost every major brewery around the globe.
Wild Goose harnessed decades of experience in beverage filling systems to become a global leader in craft canning and bottling equipment. Patented innovations helped make reliable packaging a viable in-house option for small breweries and other craft beverage producers. With the recent installation of our 1000th canning line, it is safe to say Wild Goose’s equipment has helped shape the quality craft canning landscape.
Joining Forces on Quality
Drawing on longstanding brewing industry experience, the collaboration arose from a mutual commitment to excellence in brewing education, practices and equipment. With specialty programming using a Wild Goose canning system, Siebel Institute has the ability to demonstrate packaging processes in a live production setting. Importantly, their courses can offer hands-on canning equipment experience to develop student skillsets.
Said Christian R. von der Heide, president and CEO of Siebel Institute, “I am delighted for our partnership with Wild Goose Filling. We love innovative companies and leaders in their field. We can showcase to our students how smaller scale can filling and seaming works, achieving great quality and shelf life. For Wild Goose, we are the go-to school and educator when it comes to all things brewing. Our pilot brewery is now enhanced with the ability to leverage can format for our consulting, training and trial projects.”
In addition, Wild Goose Filling’s chief executive officer Chris Fergen said, “Promoting knowledge and advocating for quality strengthens our entire brewing community. We stand on the quality of our equipment, and Siebel Institute of Technology’s reputation for excellence is unmatched around the world. Our relationship with Siebel Institute means individuals are best prepared for success in their brewing career, which in turn helps the global craft industry flourish and grow.”
As more craft breweries around the world choose to implement canning systems, packaging education including equipment knowledge and training has become increasingly important to successful brewing operations.