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    ​​​Project Reference: Ucrete DP​ - Brewery Production Facility

    Location: Auckland, New Zealand
    ​Applicator/Contractor: Topcoat Specialist Coatings
    Market sector: Food and Beverage
    Products used: Ucrete DP system uses a unique polyurethane resin technology that gives floors exceptional strength and resistance​

    Download the Project Reference PDF​​​

    The Background

    Lion Nathan’s brewery is situated on a 16.7 hectare site in South Auckland. It is the ‘home’ of many of New Zealand’s top-selling beers including Steinlager, Speight’s, Mac’s, Lion Red, Stella Artois, Corona, Guinness and Wither Hills​.

    The Challenge

    The new brewery was commonly referred to as Project Century - in reference to the facility’s projected life-span of 100 yearsThe facility was developed with a focus on quality, long-term performance and reduced environmental impact. Not surprisingly, the focus was also applied to the floors, and the challenge was to find a floor that could meet performance expectations and be non-slip, non-tainting, non-dusting, microbiologically inert and easy to clean.

    Our Solution

    Project engineers Beca chose Ucrete DP​ for the beer processing, packaging and warehousing areas. Lion Nathan had previously installed Ucrete DP floors in its Christchurch facility and the performance of these floors, together with its performance in other facilities made Ucrete DP​ an obvious solution​.

    Project Facts at a Glance

    • 6,000m² of Ucrete installed at East Tamaki, including 1,200m² in the beer processing area and 3,500m² in the packaging room
    • ​With a crew of 12, Topcoat Specialist Coatings laid the 3,500m² packaging room floor in 5 days
    • ​The floor’s short curing time enabled foot traffic after 8 hoursand vehicular traffic after 24 hours

    Product Facts at a Glance

    • ​​​Known as 'the world's toughest floor' it provides resistance to aggressive chemicals and extreme mechanical and thermal shock, proving to be a long-term, durable flooring solution
    • It is very hygienic, cleanable to the same standard as stainless steel
    • HACCP Certified: Independently approved, “food safe,” flooring product
    • Provides outstanding temperature resistance, fully resistant specifications available up to 150ºC

    The Customer's Benefit

    According to Mark Ambridge, General Manager of Topcoat Specialist Coatings:
    • ​Quality, toughness, longevity and ease of cleaning were of paramount importance. Ucrete DP delivered outstanding performance on all metrics
    • Ucrete DP offers exceptional resistance to aggresive chemicals, heavy impact and temperatures from 40°C to 120°C
    • ​Another major benefit of Ucrete DP was the speed of application. It was applied to a shot-blasted concrete floor slab at a thickness of 5 – 6mm. This was followed by broadcasting non-slip aggregate and a final roller coat application of the Ucrete​ topcoat


    Direct contact

    Suresh Rebello

    Suresh Rebello

    National Manager – Performance Flooring

    0427 242 507