Pilz Global Distillery Business Unit

About us

Located in Cork, Ireland the Pilz Global Distillery Business Unit

Located in Cork, Ireland, the Pilz Global Distillery Business Unit supports distilleries worldwide - from small traditional companies to global consumer brands. According to our mission “Making proven processes in whiskey production more efficient” we focus on the special requirements of whiskey producers and offer digital automation solutions for distilleries.

Pilz has longstanding experience in Industrial Automation including plant wide machinery upgrades and process functional safety engineering. With this experience, combined with many years of know-how in optimizing and modernizing machinery for customers in the whiskey distilling sector, we are able to develop industry-proven smart factory solutions for the global distillery industry.

Our mission: Making proven processes in whiskey production more efficient!

Wesley O'Shea, Senior Manager Pilz Global Distillery Business Unit

The production of whiskey goes hand in hand with age old traditions. We aim to maximise operational efficiency while maintaining the embedded history and culture of this industry. To achieve this, we transfer smart factory concepts from industry to the distillery sector.

Wesley O'Shea, Senior Manager Pilz Global Distillery Business Unit

Research Development & Innovation

Our Distillery focused team of Automation, Software, Electrical and Mechanical engineers are continuously pushing to adapt new and existing technologies for use in the Distillery sector. Our dedicated Solutions & Systems development team are leveraging the learnings from 25 years of experience in providing automation solutions to wider industry sectors such as Pharma, Medical devices and General Manufacturing including Food & Beverage to bring productivity improvements and efficiencies through Automation and I4.0 principles to the Distillery sector.

Benefit from our in-house systems and proven technologies:

  • Fully CE marked Industrial Robot Cell (120 kg payload & linear slide)
  • Variety of Vision based hardware systems
  • Proof of Concept
  • Cycle Time analysis
  • Virtual Reality simulation to bring all stakeholders on your journey for your spirit supply store of the future

About Pilz

Flags in front of the HQ building Pilz GmbH & Co. KG - Ostfildern, Germany

Our global distillery business unit is part of the German company Pilz GmbH & Co. KG - the technology leader in safe automation technology. The objective of Pilz is to automate plant and machinery so that the safety of human, machine and environment is always guaranteed. In addition to the head office in Ostfildern near Stuttgart, Pilz is represented by 42 subsidiaries and branches on all continents.

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Pilz Global Distillery Business Unit
Cork Business and Technology Park,
Model Farm Road
Cork, Ireland

Telephone: +353 21 4346535
E-Mail: distillery@pilz.com