Take a look at AB InBev’s new ‘robo-warehouse’ in Wales

AB InBev has unveiled a new, automated warehouse at its largest UK brewery in Magor, South Wales in an effort to reduce the beer giant’s carbon footprint.

The facility, which was opened by Newport East MP Jessica Morden on Tuesday 9 October, will reduce the brewery’s carbon footprint by 605 tonnes of CO2, the equivalent to the electricity consumption of 600 homes

The “robo-warehouse”, which can store around 23 million pints of beer, builds on several green investments at the Welsh brewery, including a CO2 recovery system and a waste-to-energy power generator.

Robotic cranes operating across six stories and 9 miles of racking will be able to retrieve any one of the stored pallets in under 60 seconds.

AB InBev, which named Paula Lindenberg as its new UK president last August, aims to take 1.5 million vehicles off the road between 2017 and 2525. reducing its supply chain’s carbon footprint by 25%.

Lloyd Manship, AB InBev’s brewery manager, said: “This investment demonstrates our commitment to Wales. It means we can get our beer out and into stores and pubs faster and more efficiently than ever before, that’s ultimately good for us, our customers and the environment.

“I’m proud that this technology is a global first for AB InBev and look forward to seeing its implementation all over the world.”

Morden said: “I am delighted to see one of the region’s biggest local employers continue to grow and expand.”

After it relaunched Bud Light in the UK last year, AB InBev announced last month it will bring its low-alcohol Michelob Ultra beer back to British stores to meet the rising demand for non-alcoholic and lighter beers.

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