Petainer and its Brazilian partner, BLUE PET, have started manufacturing Petainer’s one-way PET kegs at the new blow moulding plant in Tijucas, Santa Catarina, in the South of Brazil. Today, the first blown petainerKegs rolled off the production line ready to go to our brewery customers in the region.
The plant serves the domestic market and will also become the manufacturing hub for the South American region. Local manufacturing means that supply chain costs are be reduced, making it even more cost-effective to use petainerKeg compared to other forms of packaging.
BLUE PET currently manufactures the 30L petainerKeg Classic but will produce more from the portfolio in the future. One-way kegs are proving popular in the region because they are used only once and are fully recyclable, cutting out costly, complex return logistics and washing processes. In addition to significant cost of ownership and sustainability benefits, they provide enhanced product protection, making sure that the beer is as good as the day it was brewed for over nine months.
Ricardo Leonel Vieira, Brazil Country Manager, Petainer, said: “We launched in Brazil only eighteen months ago so establishing full in-country manufacturing of our kegs is a significant milestone. It is an exciting market and one that is embracing one-way PET kegs, thanks to the many benefits they offer.”
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Notes to editors
Petainer is a leader in plastic container innovation. Our trusted expertise is revolutionising the ECOnomic impact of packaging – by reducing costs and improving sustainability, whilst also protecting the products of world-leading brands.
We are a global business with five manufacturing sites around the world, with sales teams serving different markets working alongside a network of official distributors. We provide our customers with local market expertise and technical support – wherever they are in the world.
We have a 35-year history of innovation and focus on finding the right solutions for our customers. Our expertise in the markets we serve is second to none, thanks to a combination of skills from polymer scientists, designers, packaging technologists, brew masters, blowing and filling line specialists.
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