Digitalisation of brewing processes

We are committed to providing its customers with a state-of-the-art brewery distributed control system (DCS) that meets the highest demands.

Ziemann Holvrieka’s Vision for a Future-Proof Brewery DCS

Our goal is to enable fully automated recipe execution with minimal user intervention. As part of the scope, an FDA-compliant audit trail is included to ensure transparency and compliance.

Certified Siemens Solution Provider

Ziemann Holvrieka holds the esteemed certification as a Siemens solution provider for the Siemens TIA engineering platform and the Siemens SISTAR BRAUMAT DCS control system. The SISTAR BRAUMAT control module library, developed in collaboration with Siemens, has evolved over time to leverage cloud-based software engineering with the latest BRAUMAT 8 version, based on WINCC Unified.

Experienced Automation Team

The Ziemann Holvrieka Automation team comprises highly experienced hardware and software specialists, with an average of over 10 years of experience in designing and commissioning breweries. Customer orientation, proactive problem-solving, continuous training, and the use of cutting-edge tools are at the core of ZH’s values.

Agile Methods for Efficient Design

During the detailed design phase, the ZH team employs agile methods (SCRUM) to develop systems with the highest design quality in the shortest time possible. Daily improvements are embraced and implemented, ensuring a constant drive for excellence and efficiency.


Electrical System Design with EPLAN
Ziemann Holvrieka utilises EPLAN, the world’s leading application for electrical system design, to create the electrical system’s blueprint. A patented database connection ensures freedom from errors and redundancy. Compliance with industry standards, such as DINEN60204, guarantees the highest quality.

Complete As-Built Documentation

We provide the customer with a comprehensive electrical as-built documentation, ensuring transparency and enabling smooth maintenance and future upgrades.

Functional Design

Customer-Specific Software Development
ZH takes a customer-centric approach to software development, creating custom software based on a Functional Design Specification (FDS). The FDS is submitted to the customer for approval at an early project stage, fostering collaboration and alignment.

Cloud-Based Approval Process
To streamline the approval process, the FDS is delivered as an MTP file, enabling cloud-based checking and release by the customer.

Software Development

Adherence to ANSI/ISA-88 Standard
ZH has been following the ANSI/ISA-88 standard (IEC61512) for batch control for decades, ensuring a reliable and consistent approach to software development.

Preferred Automation Systems
ZH’s preferred automation systems are SISTAR BRAUMAT and PCS7 from Siemens. The software is thoroughly tested through a documented software FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) in collaboration with the customer.

Digital Twin

A Digital Twin for Future Plant
ZH offers customers a digital twin of their future brewery plant after the design freeze. The digital twin is continuously enriched with additional data until the plant’s handover. The twin includes a 3D mechanical model and an automation twin (MTP file) for process simulation.

Cloud-Based Access for Engineering Data

Customers are provided with cloud-based access to engineering data, facilitating life cycle management. An API interface allows customers to link specific data to the platform.

Contact us today

Learn more about our customised solutions and how we can help your business grow and thrive with our tank and process technology solutions.

Ziemann Holvrieka is committed to leveraging automation and digitalisation to create future-proof, efficient, and innovative breweries. Through cutting-edge technology and experienced specialists, we ensure our automation solutions meet the highest industry standards.

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