DS Smith Plastics Introduces a Versatile Keg Pallet that fits Different Sizes & Formats of Kegs to Improve Supply Chain Efficiencies for Breweries

The complicated logistics behind the global trade in beer are getting easier thanks to the new durable pallet from DS Smith Plastics. [BILZEN-BELGIUM 25 June 2019] DS Smith Plastics, Injection Moulded Products has announced the introduction of the first European reusable pallet that can fit all types of kegs. Crucially, the new Injection … [Read more...]

First Mile and KeyKeg kick-start a closed-loop recycling programme for plastic beer kegs

London: Keeping plastic beverage kegs out of the landfill   Most plastic beverage kegs in the UK are not recycled and often end up in the landfill. To overcome this problem, First Mile have teamed up with KeyKeg and OneCircle to create a circular programme which recycles plastic kegs, turning them into new, useable plastic … [Read more...]

Beer kegs go down smooth and ergonomically with Vaculex® lifters

Piab's ergonomic Vaculex® vacuum lifter helps boost brewery productivity and saves backs Hingham, MA – A booming business, microbreweries are also characterized by heavy manual work for an often very limited number of staff members. It takes two to lift and turn a barrel and a forklift truck to stack barrels ready for delivery. The result – … [Read more...]

Rehrig Pacific Builds a Better Keg — Again

Rehrig Pacific Company, a leading logistics solutions provider headquartered in Los Angeles, has taken a beer industry classic and turned it on its head. The company's PUBKEG bucks the industry standard stainless steel keg: It's a 100-percent-recyclable plastic alternative that fits with existing filling-and-tap-systems while maintaining the … [Read more...]

Award Winning Beverage Crate Accommodates Diverse Beer Bottle Styles

Pooling provider finds a compromise between more than 150 beer bottle designs in the German market and the standardization needed for reusable/refillable systems to work efficiently. “What would the perfect reusable world for the beverage industry look like?” With that question Pit Klepatz, Sales Manager of Logipack Pool GmbH started his … [Read more...]

Microstar Announces Keg Pooling Services to BrewDog and Green Flash Brewing

Microstar is providing two new customers with keg pooling services. BrewDog In preparing for the opening its new, 100,000 square foot, advanced Columbus brewery, Scottish craft beer pioneer BrewDog has looked to MicroStar to manage its keg logistics to best address rapidly growing demand. "We've worked with the team at MicroStar for … [Read more...]

Brambles Acquires 100 Percent of Kegstar, Commences Rapid Global Expansion

  Brambles has moved from 30 percent to 100 percent ownership of Kegstar Holdings Pty Limited, after acquiring the shareholdings associated with Founder and Managing Director Adam Trippe-Smith and co-shareholder Shane Bradley. As a result, Kegstar will be accelerating its plans to expand into new territories beyond Australia and New … [Read more...]

Keg Logistics Benefits from Bregal Sagemount Investment

Keg Logistics has announced a significant investment from Bregal Sagemount, a growth-focused private equity firm, aimed at supporting the company’s continued expansion. According to company information, Keg Logistics is the leading provider of keg lease-to-own programs to craft breweries around the world, an end-market that analysts expect to … [Read more...]

MicroStar Logistics Breaks Ground on Expanded Keg Quality Services Center

  Greenwood Village, Colorado-based MicroStar Logistics, the leading diversified keg solutions provider, has begun its latest investment in keg quality and has broken ground on a major expansion of its flagship Keg Quality Services Center. The 105,000 square foot Green Bay, WI facility will provide world-class keg repair and maintenance … [Read more...]

Beer Keg Deposit Increase Comes to Head for Some Bars

The use of a container deposit system has proven to be a workable yet at times contentious approach to minimizing financial pain associated with container loss.  The deposit system makes return of the container more likely, but can be a source of frustration to customers if it is structured to tie up money in deposits on an ongoing basis as empty … [Read more...]