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Our corporate values: Your.Process.­Solution.

What does this mean for you?

We listen attentively to what our customers need. We deliver custom solutions tailored to your requirements and budget.

Our tried and tested process components and engineering expertise are rooted in our own research and development. We have been collaborating closely with colleges, universities and institutes for decades now.

Are you looking for a system solution for a new application or a new product?
We test a diverse range of solutions for our customers in trials conducted at our technical center. We also test and confirm the reliability of specially developed solutions through inspections and acceptance trials at the manufacturer.

Our team

The company banke GmbH was founded in 2006 as BANKE process solutions. Our experienced team consists of engineers, technical experts and product designers from the fields of process engineering, mechanical engineering as well as brewing and beverage technology. After gathering decades of experience in the brewing and food industry, we know what is important. Working directly with you, we will find the right solution to fit your requirements.

Product history

Did you know that since 2005 our process components have been installed in many breweries around the world? You may already be familiar with some of our products which were supplied under trade names from BrauKon GmbH. Here you will find a chronological overview of our products on a timeline.

Partnerships

Successful projects are based on reliable partnerships. Manufacturing equipment and systems requires a well-coordinated, interdisciplinary collaborative effort.

That is why we attach great importance to our established partnerships. Close, continuous collaboration with our suppliers ensures that we remain abreast of the latest developments in all areas and that we handle projects reliably in well-coordinated teams – to deliver the quality guaranteed on the date promised.

Many process solutions benefit from the close exchange of ideas and experiences with raw material suppliers. Numerous research projects are also linked to many years of cooperation with well-known hop suppliers. Feedback from the field is and remains an important element in our quest for ongoing improvement.

Research & Development

Many of our technologies are based upon many years of research, on work that has been carried out in close cooperation with various colleges, universities and institutes. We have opened up new fields by thoroughly researching the fundamental principles within our areas of focus. Complex technologies and processes have been examined, optimized and verified in thesis work and student research projects.

With this knowledge, we are not only able to deliver proven process solutions but are also able to provide reliable technological performance guarantees.

Our process components are continuously undergoing further development through analysis and testing. This is carried out in our own technical center and at local breweries. For more extensive research and analysis, we benefit from our proximity to the Technical University of Munich-Weihenstephan, but we also have very good relationship with the VLB Berlin.

Product history

Proprietary development

Process technology solutions developed by banke GmbH are successfully being employed in over 200 breweries and production companies around the world. The following is a chronological overview of the individual products and their trade names, under which they are sold by BrauKon GmbH. From 2005 to 2020, Friedrich Banke, in his role at that time as a shareholder, was primarily responsible for research and development in the company.

Jahr Technologie banke Produkt Braukon Handelsname
2005 internal calandria for boiling wort Smartboil SmartBoil
2005 pre - masher Mashinist AlloySius
2005 mash agitator Mashwing GentleMix
2007 hop dosing system   HopDosing
2008 raking machine Opteron Hackwerk
2009 vitalization system for harvested yeast   VitaSius
2010 external wort boiler WortfierEX SmartBoil EX
2011 late hopping system for whole hops Flavorit Cone HopBack Pro
2011 sugar dissolving system   ZuckerLöser
2011 manual dry hopping system HopGun HopGun
2013 raking machine (further development) Opteron SpeedKon
2015 late hopping system for pellets Flavorit Pellet HopBack Pellet
2015 pellet dispersal and dosing system for dry hopping Loopulator HopGun Pro
2015 wort pre - cooler Würzevorkühler WürzeVorkühler
2018 grist mill
(up to 1200 kg/h, 2- und 4-roller models)
  BrauMill
2018 separation of hop solids for dry hopping Hopsteiner HopSteiner
2019 aroma extraction for large volumes of hot wort Flavorit Spice GewürzeExtraktionsanlage
2019 dry yeast dosing system for the cold side    
2020 external dry hopping system with solids retention LoopulEX  
2021 internal calandria for boiling wort Wortifier  

„We deliver reliable and sustainable process technology solutions.“

Friedrich Banke
Managing Director

Corporate philosophy:

ingeniously simple – simply ingenious

Partner network

We rely upon our global network of partners when developing and completing projects. Together, we carry out the equipment manufacturing, installation, electrical assembly and automation.

Local specialists

If desired, we will also collaborate with specialists from regional companies. The advantages are obvious: low transport costs, resource-saving solutions and short response times. Due to meticulous audits and many years of experience, you will still receive “German quality” from banke anywhere in the world.

Service

International partnerships with local companies enable us to maintain short response times to service requests.

Continuous optimization

The partnership-based customer dialogue serves as the basis for the continuous improvement of our technology.