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More breweries are discovering how one-way kegs dramatically improve their business

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So Exactly How Can One-Way Kegs Make Your Business Bigger and More Profitable?


More Sales
Selling your product into new markets is much easier with a one-way keg. Polykegs are available in a range of different valves (A, S, D, G, M, K) with or without inner bag. So, whatever the dispensing requirements are from
a new market you can supply a keg to match without the need to invest in new dispensing heads. The cost of entering new markets and acquiring new customers is far less. You do not need to worry about keg returns and you buy less kegs as you only buy the kegs you sell. This allows you to test markets easier, send samples and get more customers tasting your product.


Easier Processes
Polykegs come pre-purged and ready to fill. They can be filled either upright or inverted and they can be fitted with any valve. Once they have been filled, they have a shelf life of up to 9 months and they can be shipped to any market in the world. You also need less kegs in your supply chain. With steel kegs, for every keg you sell you could need up to 15 additional kegs to support your markets. This includes kegs ready to be collected, kegs which are on their journey back to you and kegs which have been returned and are awaiting, cleaning, purging, and refilling. With one-way kegs you only buy what you sell, eliminating the returns process.


Better Cash Flow
One-way kegs are a fraction of the cost of steel kegs, so your initial investment is far less. They are also a fixed cost. There are no hidden or extra costs as with keg rental schemes. One-way kegs are just that, one-way. They
do not come back to you. You do not have the cost of returning the keg which can be significant depending on where your export market is. You also do not have to store clean and sterilizing the keg before filling. You no
longer have a supply chain of kegs. With one-way kegs, you only buy what you sell. You eliminate a significant number of steps in your supply chain process which saves money and improves cash flow.


More Environmentally Friendly
Every aspect of producing, using, and recycling a plastic one-way keg is better for the environment than a steel keg. It uses less energy, less water, and is lighter and easier to transport around the world. Polykegs are 100%
recyclable. The process of recycling plastic is environmentally better, and the recycled plastic is then used to make both new Polykegs and other plastic products. There is no return journey, which in some cases could be from the
other side of the world. Polykegs do not need to be washed and pre-purged ready for refilling. This further reduces their environmental impact.


About Polykeg

Polykeg is an Italian family-owned business based in Bergamo. The owners are passionate about designing and
manufacturing the best one-way keg in the world. In the last 2 years Polykeg has grown from half a dozen
customers to over 150 in the UK. A testament to the owner’s passion yes, but the bigger picture is that more
and more breweries are realizing that one-way kegs can significantly improve their business from quicker &
cheaper growth to better cash flow and easier processes.

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