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Microdat Launch New St Austell Brewery with an IPad
17 October 2012

St Austell's new Cask Plant was officially opened on the 2nd of October by Beer Guru Nigel Baden. With the tap of the IPad screen the custom built £2.5 million pound plant from Micordat kicked into action. Using the most up to date technology, the advanced system will give St Austell the capability to double its brewing capacity, with the potential of...Read...


Microdat feature in the Yorkshire Evening Post
29 August 2012

Bernart Ginns, Business Editor from the Yorkshire Evening Post's Business Today section spoke to Microdat MD Steve Midgley - see the full article here ...   http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/business-news/business-headlines/supplier-s-export-plans-are-brewing-1-4828125 Read...


Microdat at the House of Lords
26 July 2012

Microdat Sales Director, Andy Humphrey, recently visited the House of Lords in London along with Ruth Evens MBE from the BFBi. Also present was MP, Baroness Byford, Paul Marston from Greene King, Vernon Amour and his wife from Wye Valley. (pictured) Read...


Microdat attend the BFBI Northern Section Golf day
13 June 2012

Microdat team at the BFBI Northern Section Golf day at Warrington Golf Club last Friday. Although it was a very wet day Dave Thurston (Heineken) far right won the day and nearest the pin and Andy Humphrey (Microdat Sales Director) far left was trader runner up. Again it was a very good day. Read...


Microdat and Watergate to build new Wye Valley Brewery
28 May 2012

Yorkshire companies Microdat and Watergate (Construction), the successful team behind the new Moorhouse brewery, have once again joined forces to secure the contract to build a new fermenting room extension followed by the new 80 barrel brewhouse at Wye Valley brewery in Herefordshire. Microdat launched in the late 80’s and quickly developed a reputation...Read...


Microdat Cask Washer arrives safely at St Austell Brewery
3 May 2012

After a long journey the Microdat CW340 Cask Washer arrived safely in Cornwall at it's new home at St Austell brewery.Read...


Microdat Cask Washer leaves for St Austell Brewery
26 April 2012

In yesterdays downpour we carefully lifted to Microdat CW340 Cask Washer onto the truck for it’s journey down to St Austell Brewery in Cornwall. The cask washer forms part of the new Cask Packaging plant Microdat are currently developing with the St Austell Brewery – watch this space for more updates. Read...


Microdat launch One Trip Keg Filler
12 March 2012

Brewery beer and cider kegs have traditionally been reusable which necessitates a keg washer filler to reprocess the keg when it’s returned after use.  The standard beer keg is a sealed pressure vessel with a complex central double valve arrangement, usually called a spear, as a part of the valve arrangement is a long spear like tube. To wash a brewery...Read...


Microdat Management Changes
23 January 2012

Microdat, the Leeds based specialist in brewery plant and control systems, is restructuring operations in order to take advantage of the increasing opportunities in the Real Ale sector and to provide enhanced customer service capabilities to its growing customer base. The Company is concentrating all operations into the Leeds site. As a consequence of this...Read...


Timothy Taylor's film their fully automated cask washing line installed by Microdat
23 January 2012

Microdat are proud to see our machines in film, working and cleaning the Timothy Taylor's Cask Washing Line. Filmed at Timothy Taylor's brewery in their new extension - the line de-stack casks from pallets or locator boards, takes out the keystone and shive bungs and washes the casks in the Microdat state-of-the-art washer . To see the full video of...Read...


Congratulations Ruth Evans
4 January 2012

Microdat would like to take the opportunity to formally congratulate Ruth Evans MBE.  2012 looks already set to be a great year but what a fantastic start for our friend and colleague Ruth Evans from the BFBi, who, on the New Years Honours List, was awarded the MBE for her services to the industry and especially to export.  Well Done and...Read...


Jaccuzzi UK celebrate 400 000 sink with the Microdat Sink Mould Machine
26 October 2011

Last week, after approximately 3 years of running, the bespoke Microdat sink moulding machines made their 400,000th sink. Rob Burrows from Jacuzzi UK  says,   " Over the last year their unique design and controls have allowed us to innovate products and processes beyond anything considered before. Strengthening our business...Read...


Yorkshire Post report on Timothy Taylor's Upgrade which includes Microdat machines
24 October 2011

An interesting article in the 15 September 2011 issue of Yorkshire Post takes a look at the £11m upgrade of the Timothy Taylor plant which includes machinery from Microdat.  Read the full article here... YORKSHIRE POST Read...


Sales Soar for Microdat DeShive DeKeystone Machines
2 September 2011

This summer has seen the final production of Tetley bitter in Leeds on a cask packing line which, when it was installed in the mid 1980s, was the most automated in the world. Stephen Midgley the owner and founder of Microdat was parachuted into Tetley’s in 1986 as a new engineer to the brewing industry with a remit to address challenges associated with their...Read...


Saving the world one Shive at a time.
8 August 2011

Microdat are always looking for ways to help the environment. Having already developed many green, energy saving machines ourselves, we love to find other companies that are helping save our plant too. Delta Products from West Sussex have over 30 years company with over 30 years experience specialising in the processing, recycling and trading of a wide range of...Read...