PO Box 4318, Napa, CA, United States of America, 94558
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Over a period of about two years at his position as Vice President Western Division Sales for KRONES, Thomas Jordan had been asked by several premium wineries why none of the existing mobile bottling companies use high-quality Krones equipment on their trailers. With the improvements and developments in the PS label manufacturing many winery operations change or intend to change from Cold Glue Labels to Pressure Sensitive Labels. The capital investment in a high-quality rotary labeler - which is necessary to fulfill many of the premium winery label specifications -can be significant and with just a few weeks of bottling per year the Return of Investment is in most cases not justified. However, since no existing mobile bottling operation offered high-quality rotary labeling equipment, wineries either had to purchase new labelers for a significant amount of capital or settle for lower quality. Based on this requirement coming directly from the market and additional independent market analysis- which confirmed the requirements - Thomas decided to start PEREGRINE MOBILE BOTTLING, LLC and worked with KRONES to engineer a first mobile bottling production line.
The line will be installed on a 48ft custom-built semi-trailer featuring KRONES filling technology with dual-pre-evacuation for lowest oxygen pick-up during filling, cork and screw cap applications, capsule application (roll-on and shrink) and a rotary labeler with electronic orientation capability (no lug necessary, orientation on seam or embossing, no speed reduction). In addition, the trailer is equipped with power, steam, and nitrogen generation as well as air compressor. The only utility necessary from the winery will be water. This will reduce the production organization for each of our winery customers.
Thomas Jordan, CEO, founded PEREGRINE MOBILE BOTTLING, LLC in 2008. Thomas worked as Vice President Western Division Sales at KRONES for 8 years prior to starting PEREGRINE MOBILE BOTTLING, LLC. His responsibilities included bottling equipment sales to the California wine industry. Through his team, KRONES provided mainly filling, labeling and inspection equipment to various wineries such as Constellation Wines (Mission Bell Winery, Robert Mondavi, Woodbridge), E&J
Gallo, The Wine Group, Bronco, Barrel l0, Foster's (Beringer), Home/ Trinchero, Kendall-Jackson,V. Sattui, Castello diAmorosa, Far Niente, Charles Krug and many other wineries. His career in the beverage industry started in 1994 with Krupp Corpoplast as Area Sales Manager for Stretch Blow Molding equipment in the PET business. He transferred to the U.S. for Krupp Corpoplast in 1997. Prior to his beverage machinery experience Thomas worked in Project Management positions for Mannes mann Demag Sack, a turn-key steel plant engineering company. This responsibility allowed him to gather international work experience in countries such as Brazil, China, Taiwan, Japan, Italy and his home-country Germany.
Throughout his career Thomas has acquired invaluable experience in start-ups, business development, sales and project management that is now transferred to PEREGRINE MOBILE BOTTLING, LLC. At PEREGRINE MOBILE BOTTLING, LLC he combines his passions for wine, starting, building and growing businesses and his experience in beverage equipment. His track record and accomplishments are based on highest quality equipment and services, customer focus, customer relationships and trust.
Thomas holds a German Diploma in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering from the University Of Hanover, Germany where he graduated in 1990. He lives with his wife Pamela Reed, a professional photographer, in Napa, CA.
Andreas Bednarek, Operations, brings fifteen years experience in a vast variety of production industries with specialized knowledge in beverage machinery industry (operations and maintenance of bottling equipment) to PEREGRINE MOBILE BOTTLING, LLC. In his previous positions at Maintec Service GmbH - KRONES Group and W & K Gesellschaft fUr lndustrietechnik Gmbh, Andreas experienced all aspects of KRONES and other OEM bottling equipment including site management, equipment installation (single machines and turn-key production bottling lines), start-up, commissioning, quality assurance, production and maintenance. During his international assignments he worked for KRONES customers such as E&J Gallo (USA, Wine), Heineken (Netherlands, Beer), Aria Foods (UK, Dairy), Antarctic (France) and others.
During an assignment as technical engineer managing and maintaining a beta-site filling installation at a major US wine company he started his fascination for wine and wine bottling as well as for California.
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