Case Study: Forepure Brewery

Fourpure is a London-based brewery founded by brothers Dan and Tom Lowe in 2013. Family owned and run, beer is their passion and their travels were what inspired them to brew. Their approach to exceptional brewing is all about attention to detail and not cutting corners, in an age-old industry they aspire to constantly innovate, they are nimble and progressive yet strive to stay true to the principles of brewing – respecting the four core ingredients used to make beer: grain, yeast, hops and water. This was the inspiration for the name Fourpure.

Since their inception in 2013, Fourpure has enjoyed great success which has seem them expand their ranks to over 50 staff. Recently, their brewery in Bermondsey, South London had an automated Clean-in-place (CIP) unit installed which uses 205l drums - which prompted the requirement for storage equipment of brewery cleaning chemicals.

The next couple of years are going to be big for Fourpure with a planned £2m investment which will soon see the expansion of their state-of the art brewing, packaging and distribution business into a fifth warehouse, covering a total of 25,000 square feet and allowing them to increase production capability by 400% to 14 million pints per year.

Ahead of this, Head of Packaging, Steve Morris sought advice on which liquid storage products would help Fourpure’s requirements and contacted Empteezy. One of Empteezy’s helpful sales team came to site to conduct a site assessment, specifically looking to advise on HSE regulatory compliance.
The detailed report lead to the purchase of spill kit, sump flooring and combination emergency showers for the production premises.

Fourpure are very much seen as a progressive brewer and picked up the UK’s Most Innovative and Best Brewery Business at the 2017 SIBA (Society of Independent Brewer) Awards: with a strong commitment to sustainable brewing and health and safety, they were keen to understand the best practice for the transportation, storage and use of their liquids. Empteezy were happy to oblige with their knowledge.

Head of Packaging for Fourpure, Steve Morris, had the following to say regarding working with Empteezy - “We’ve been working with Empteezy for a few years now and have found them to be very helpful and quick to respond.

“When I made my initial enquiry, one of the Empteezy sales team attended a site meeting and then carried out a subsequent site visit where they were able recommend solutions and products that helped us comply with H&S legislation, as well as providing vital information regarding the storage of chemicals.

“With continued success of the business and consequent expansion, we’ll be looking to Empteezy again to supply further support and assistance”

As an ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & ISO 45001 accredited company (the only one in our industry to hold all 3) with more than 30 years’ experience you can trust Empteezy to assess your site, recommend the right products for your specific applications and train your staff too.