Petainer, a leader in plastic container innovation, is partnering with Great Leap Brewing in China to begin manufacturing petainerKeg in 2019. The demand for draught beer in China is growing rapidly. The initiative is taken because of the suitability of one-way PET kegs in a country with complex logistics are complex.
The blow moulding plant in Tianjin, having a Pet Technologies APF-30 machine, will meet the demand of the domestic market and will also become the manufacturing hub for Petainer in Asia region. Great Leap Brewing will also manufacture kegs at its facility to support their own business development strategy.
Supply chain costs is reduced by adopting local manufacturing. It can be made even more cost-effective with the use of petainerKeg in comparison to other forms of packaging. Petainer will manufacture 20L Hybrid keg, which will the first one-way PET keg to use a circular economy design focusing on recycling and reuse. The keg, designed for drinks producers such as breweries, will provide a low-cost way of entering new domestic and international markets.
“I am pleased to announce our strategic partnership with Great Leap Brewing”, said, Hugh Ross, Group Chief Executive of Petainer. He, added, “ Manufacturing in the world’s biggest beer market is a major step for Petainer and one which allows us to serve the market efficiently and sustainably by bringing the supply chain to the market.”
“The Chinese craft beer market is growing, which means industry has to find a cost-effective, efficient way of transporting beer over long-distances”, commented, Carl Setzer, Founder & Brewmaster of Great Leap Brewing, Beijing. He, continued, “Petainer’s one-way PET kegs meet this need and protects the quality of the beer.”