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Beer supply - Holland Heineken House
Van den Bosch Transporten will supply the beer for Holland Heineken House in London by tank container

Erp/London – July 27, the Olympic Games will start in London and Holland Heineken House has been an integral part of this sports event since Barcelona 1992. Holland Heineken House will be celebrating its 20 year anniversary this year. Before the Dutch supporters can drink a nice cold Heineken beer in the official national home of sports, a whole logistic process precedes. Dry and liquid bulk haulier Van den Bosch Transporten from Erp have specialised in this discipline. They will make sure the beer reaches its destination using tank containers.

Two reefer tank containers will be shipped to London for the next edition of the Games. They are special containers for temperature sensitive product. During transport and while on location in London, the beer will be kept at a consistent 2 degrees Celsius.

Precise Process
Prior to the trip to London, a precise process has to take place in order to maintain the right amount of carbon dioxide in the beer. This is not only to keep the head but also for a consistent smell and taste. The reefers are depressurised and checked for possible leaks at Van den Bosch Transporten. The tank containers are then checked for proper functioning of the cooling and the correct temperature settings. The preliminary procedure ends with the pre-rinsing, sterile cleaning and CO2 pressurising of the containers at the haulier’s tank cleaning station. This entire cleaning process was created together with Heineken people. After this process is completed, the driver drives to the brewer to load. The driver takes truck, container and chassis to London by ferry. At Holland Heineken House, the driver will place the containers and help hook them up and set up the installations. The driver will also daily check the reefers.Heineken’s longstanding experience with organising events and Van den Bosch Transporten’s longstanding experience with transporting beer will make Holland Heineken House a success again this year.

Collaboration HEINEKEN Nederland
Holland Heineken House is not the first form of cooperation between HEINEKEN and Van den Bosch Transporten. The transport company from Erp has been supplying several events with draught Heineken beer for at least 20 years, including Pinkpop, Defqon.1, Amsterdam Open Air and the Indian Summer Festival. Because of this longstanding experience, Van den Bosch Transporten is no rookie in transporting bulk beer for Heineken. The driver will take care of the quality of the beer from the loading of the beer at the Heineken Brewery until the moment it is being served it at the Holland Heineken House.