Summary of the article
There is a famous brewery in Belgium. The brewery is known for 500 year old brewing facility.
A new filtering and bottling plant built a few kilometers away from the brewing facility and requires beer products to be carried by truck from the brewery to the new plant.
The company has realized that this process is quite impractical because of the added fuel and maintenance costs.
The brewery has found a way to improve the process of transporting beer products to the new processing plant without using transport trucks.
It emphasizes how the owner valued the old brewing facility.
Q: How do you find the innovation done by the Belgian beer company?
It's natural for the company to look for the way to reduce the cost.
They focused on the transportation cost. I think it is a good idea.
But, I don't know if it is a good idea to keep the old building when it comes to the safety
The facility attracts about 100,000 visitors a year.
So the owner needs to secure the visitors' safety.
Q: Do you agree with the decision to keep the historic facility?
I can understand they want to value the historic facility because it attracts many visitors and
it could be one of the factors which makes them famous.
But, as long as they hold the tour package which charges the visitors,
they have to guarantee the visitors' safety.
So, they might need to reinforce the facility or check if it can withstand a earthquake on a regular basis.
Q: Why is it important to preserve old buildings and establishments?
These things remind us of something historic.
For example, a couple of years ago, a big earthquake hit Japan and caused a big tsunami,
which killed a lot of people.
Many houses were collapsed by the flood and washed away,
besides, some ships got stranded.
The residents decided to leave some of them as historic establishments.
They definitely reminds us how tragic the disaster was and
the children who don't know this matter can take it seriously and have a chance to
take precautionary measures.