After recently expanding its presence in the North American beverage market, Lightweight Containers BV, the company behind the innovative UniKeg and KeyKeg one-way kegs, has announced a strategic agreement with Micro Matic, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of keg valves and dispensing equipment. This agreement is set to begin March 1, 2018.
This agreement marks the first time KeyKeg dispense couplers will be able to dispense with pressure up to 4.1 bar, instead of 3.5 bar, while affording users the option to vent KeyKegs quickly and easily with the flip of a switch.
“While focused on increasing the shelf-life and improving the quality of our technology, our team also strives to find innovative approaches to make KeyKegs an efficient solution for all of our clients,” said Anita Veenendaal, chief commercial officer of Lightweight Containers. “The availability of high-quality draft equipment that can seamlessly be incorporated into our KeyKegs is essential, and Micro Matic has proven to be an excellent partner that knows our markets through and through. We are convinced that this collaboration will be the beginning of a highly successful and fruitful co-operation.”
Beverage producers, distributors and the service industry are eager to integrate this venting tool into day-to-day operations as it saves time throughout the recycling process. KeyKeg couplers will be available directly from Micro Matic and on the KeyKeg webshop improving the availability of high-quality KeyKeg dispense heads across the North American market.
“Lightweight Containers has developed as a strategic player in many of our biggest markets,” explained Key Account Manager Fred Mostert, Micro Matic. “Both Micro Matic and Lightweight Containers will focus on the total supply chain with a quality-driven approach. The global beer market will benefit from this agreement, not only through worldwide distribution of Micro Matic KeyKeg couplers, but also through FlexiDraft, a disposable beer line draft concept which is now open for KeyKeg also.”