Bevie breaking ground at Brisbane Airport


Tuesday 11 May 2021: The world’s largest distributor for homebrewing brands like Still Spirits, Mangrove Jacks, and Grainfather is ready to call Brisbane Airport home, with an on-site sod turning event on Friday morning marking the commencement of construction.

Bevie’s 2,600m² state-of-the-art unit will be located within a Warehousing Industrial Duplex Facility on Grevillea Place in Export Park.

Martin Ryan, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) Executive General Manager Commercial, joined John van Rensburg, CEO & President of Bevie, and more than 20 Bevie delegates on site to mark the commencement of construction.

John van Rensburg said a number of Bevie delegates were able to take advantage of the trans-Tasman travel bubble and fly in from New Zealand for the event.

“We are looking forward to calling Brisbane Airport home to our soon-to-be constructed, custom facility, and I cannot wait to see the look on everyone’s face when we move in at the end of the year.”

“Our existing facility in Banyo has served us well but providing our team with a modern home will allow us to serve our retail partners across Australia more efficiently,” Mr van Rensburg said.

Martin Ryan, Brisbane Airport Corporation Executive General Manager Commercial, said the addition of Bevie is a perfect example of our evolving Airport City and our ability to attract non-aviation related businesses to Brisbane Airport.

“Bevie’s arrival is very exciting for all of us at Brisbane Airport as it diversifies the mix of industries we have here on site.

We have a number of exciting projects underway and a property assets portfolio exceeding $1.7 billion. Bevie is a part of BNE’s exciting future, which includes the opening of the BNE Auto Mall in 2024,” Mr Ryan said.

The remaining portion of Brisbane Airport’s new Warehousing Industrial Duplex Facility is a 1,900sqm site that is still available for lease.

“These two units will complete the last piece of real estate available on Grevillea Place, but we have plenty more sites available for everyone’s needs,” Mr Ryan said.

The project is generating more than 30 construction jobs and is expected to be completed by December 2021.

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About Bevie:

Bevie is a subsidiary of the Rahr Corporation – a 174-year-old family company headquartered in the USA.

Bevie distributes more than 3,000 high quality ingredients and equipment that allow people to make beer, spirits and wine at home, with a global footprint spanning Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and the Netherlands.

It also has an extensive distribution network throughout the USA, Europe and South Africa, and access to more than 1,300 stores in more than 40 countries worldwide.

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