Intelligent CXO Issue 16 - Page 37


OFS and The 5th Ingredient partner for US and Australian craft beer expansion

Software duo joins forces to help fast-growing Australian and US craft brewing industry make more beer , in less time , with less waste .

Australian manufacturing performance software company , OFS , and US ‘ grainto-glass ’ brewery data management company , The 5th Ingredient , have signed a firstof-its-kind craft brewing partnership to help the companies expand in each other ’ s home markets to help the craft beer industry become more data driven .

It is already used by around half of Australia ’ s craft breweries , including Stomping Ground and Tribe Breweries . The 5th Ingredient , founded in the craft beer capital – San Diego , has had similar success in the US with its proprietary Beer30 brewery software , which assesses data from the moment raw ingredients are purchased to when the can , bottle or keg is sold .
OFS ’ s software , which uses sensors to draw real-time data from the packing line to identify and reduce inefficiencies and waste , has become the de facto standard for filling and packing-line efficiency monitoring in Australia .
The 5th Ingredient has already deployed its software in more than 10 % of the Australian industry , while OFS , having recently launched in the US , has already signed its first three US breweries including Pelican Brewing Company , www . intelligentcxo . com