Highly experienced brewery consulting firm delivering thousands of projects across the globe for the past 30 years.


First Key is a well-established consulting practice that has specialized in the brewing industry for over 30 years.

Our people are academically and professionally qualified in their areas of expertise.


First Key has completed brewery projects throughout the world for many of the global players and hundreds of national, regional and craft breweries.

On average our people have 20 years “hands-on” experience working in breweries of all sizes.


First Key uses leading technologies for design and engineering including 3D modeling and simulation.

  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • AutoPLANT
  • Revit


First Key is committed to a teamwork approach built on trust and communication to deliver the quality, cost and time objectives of each project.

We use cloud-based Microsoft Project so all team members are on the same page, whenever or wherever they are.


Long-term positive relationships are our primary objective. We aim to grow the relationship through meeting commitments and solving project issues.

  • A non-adversarial approach
  • Team-partnering
  • Performance before profit
  • Professional behaviour


We ensure that our work is clearly definitive and defensible to our clients. We are viewed as independent and objective, both internally and externally.

First Key has strict internal policy and procedures for nondisclosure and proper treatment of confidential client information.