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Tuatara Brewery Fastest Growing Manufacturer In Lwr N Island

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Tuatara Brewery Fastest Growing Manufacturer In Lower North Island

Tuatara Brewing Company

24 October 2012

Wellington’s award-winning Tuatara Brewing Company has won the Deloitte fast 50 award for being the fasterst growing manufacturer in the lower North Island. This is the third time in the last four years that Tuatara has won this section of the awards.

Director Sean Murrie said it is a pleasing result given that this year we have just opened our new brewery, which has allowed capacity to match sales. The new brewery was opened by Prime Minister John Key on 10 October 2012.

“Breweries are difficult to scale up without substantial investment and it is difficult to do whilst still meeting current sales. But now that is behind us we are looking forward to a great year of having plenty of room to accommodate all our beers and supply the array of customers”

Director Sean Murrie says he is delighted by the result which he believes reflects Tuatara’s dedication to maintaining quality even while growing the business rapidly. “This is our twelth year in operation and it has been a big one for the company. Far from being distracted by the brewery move, Tuatara won a gold and a bronze medal at the Japanese beer awards in September, and a great showing at the NZ Beer awards, winning best in class for Pilsner and Hefe, and also won the award for best packaging.

The Tuatara range comprises of the quenching Tuatara Hefe, easy-drinking Tuatara Helles, crisp Tuatara Pilsner, juicy Tuatara India Pale Ale, decadent Tuatara Porter, boisterous Tuatara Ardennes and the hugely hoppy Tuatara American Pale Ale. They recently added Double Trouble which features a 3D label, and is sold with a free pair of 3D glasses. The Dominion Post ran a story on the brewery opening showing John Key wearing a pair of the branded specs.

Entry to the Deloitte Fast 50 was open to New Zealand registered businesses operating for at least three years who had operating revenue of at least $300,000 in 2007/2008.


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