Spectac International & Frilli Distillation Technologies
Known for our premium stainless steel engineering services, we choose only the best partners in the market to supply clients with end-to-end fabrication services. So we’re delighted to announce our partnership with Frilli, the manufacturer of the very highest quality copper Stills, whose products are sold across the globe. We have established an excellent reputation both in Ireland and the UK as a leading supplier of Brewing and Distilling equipment and this new arrangement enables us to help customers source and install the very highest quality copper stills in conjunction with our own stainless steel engineering products and services for Distilleries.
We’re excited by the prospect of further growth that this partnership will facilitate, in Ireland and the UK.
The History of Frilli
Frilli Impianti S.R.L was founded in 1912 in Italy by a family based in Poggibonsi, The business was always an innovative and within a few years it had used the latest technologies of the day to manufacture a large-scale copper still for a local distillery. About 50 years after its foundation, the company re-branded to Frilli Industrial Productions, with a view to selling its services on the international stage and at this stage Franca was a key export market and a manufacturing centre.
About 20 years ago the company re-named again and it is now known as Frilli Distillation Technologies. It retains its focus on innovation and the use of new technologies in manufacturing and fabrication services.
This new relationship is a true partnership and both businesses are keen to work closely together to offer customers a more comprehensive Distillery package. Recent projects were we collaborated include Tullamore Dew and Teelings Distillery.
The Teeling Distillery – Project Outline
While the relationship is in its infancy, Frilli has already made a significant contribution to a major project for one of our clients – Teeling Whiskey Distillery, the last distillery built in Dublin was developed about 125 years ago. We project managed and manufactured the tanks, pipework, PLC software for the automation of the Distillary, installed all and commissioned for the project so it all fell under the Spectac International umbrella as it was managed by our skilled on-site team. Frilli supplied 3 copper pot stills for this project. Spectac International was responsible for the fabrication and stainless steel engineering of the vessels and all the process pipework. We integrated and commissioned PLC controls also, as well as supplying and installing a number of tanks. Transportation of the copper stills from Italy was a slight logistical challenge – bearing in mind they were about 9,000 to 15,000 litres in capacity and had to travel 2,275 km from Italy!
The entire project had about 50 people involved in working on it and it took about 6 months!. See this video to get an idea of the scope and scale of the work. Luckily it all went smoothly and the Teeling Whiskey Distillery is in full production, with thirty employees and producing 500,000 litres of whiskey each year.
Spectac International – Excellence in Stainless Steel Engineering
We’re delighted with the new partnership with Frilli, and while we already have a formidable reputation as a stainless steel tank and systems supplier, we look to grow this locally and internationally with this additional partnership.
If you’re looking for excellence in stainless steel engineering, look no further! Why not get in contact straight away?