14 BREWING & BEVERAGE INDUSTRIES BUSINESS Across all continents, breweries, winemakers and producers of soft drinks and other beverages are making the switch to Lightweight Containers’ one-way kegs, KeyKeg and UniKeg. Since its inception, the manufacturer from Den Helder in the Netherlands has grown into a global supplier, serving thousands of customers from warehouses and sales offices spread worldwide and production facilities in the United States, Germany and the company's native Netherlands. This summer the fourth production facility in Seaham (UK) will be operational. After years of great success with the KeyKeg, Lightweight Containers has expanded its product range with the Unikeg. The Unikeg is an amber-coloured one-way keg, with the same dimensions and double-walled strength of the KeyKeg. It has a sankey D or S fitting and a spear to dispense, instead of the inner bag in the KeyKeg. By adding the UniKeg to its product range, the company feels ity can serve its customers better by offering a high quality packaging for every situation. Sustainability is of the highest importance to Lightweight Containers. The company's CEO Anita Veenendaal explains; “Although the KeyKeg's carbon footprint easily complies with the sustainability targets of most companies, our team is constantly working to increase the sustainability even further. At the moment any KeyKegs which are returned can be used to produce new KeyKegs.” In order to further support this ambition, the company is setting up plans for large-scale collection of used KeyKegs together with OneCircle, a new company, initiated by Lightweight Containers. Currently Lightweight Containers is working together with OneCircle on the collection and recycling of KeyKegs in the pilot areas of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, Paris and London. The idea is to create a blueprint which can be used in other regions as well. At this moment the company is searching for logistical partners outside the pilot areas. If you are able to collect and store larger quantities of used KeyKegs (>1500 units) and want to make a contribution, please contact either company via the websites. Sporting a newly refreshed website, leading glass packaging business, Croxsons, continues to offer the best choice of glass bottle containers, closures and decoration to international food and beverage brands. The service provision is underpinned by being able to provide its clients with a ‘more than packaging’ approach. And as Croxsons nears the remarkable milestone of 150 years in business, this value-added strategy has seen the firm achieve 15%-20% growth year-on-year. A recent example of this in practice saw Croxsons supplying independent family brewers, Robinsons, with 1 million highly-intricate 3-colour printed crowns and glass bottles for the launch of a new golden English ale: Trooper - Light Brigade, a premium British beer. Having teamed up once again with British rock group Iron Maiden, Light Brigade is designed as a session ale for beer and music fans everywhere, but will also be produced on a long-term basis, differentiating it from the other limited edition Trooper beers. 5p of each bottle sold is donated to Help for Heroes to help the thousands of servicemen and women living with complex physical and mental injuries and are looking to regain their purpose in life. Croxsons is proud to support this fantastic cause and to have made a significant donation to this well-respected charity. Visit Croxsons beer range and get in touch to learn more about how your brand can benefit from the firm’s engaging value proposition. Sustainable kegs made in the UK CONTAINERS Showcase Croxsons leading from the front www.croxsons.com For more information visit: www.lightweight-containers.com www.onecircle.world For more information visit: 14_Layout 1 16/05/2018 13:58 Page 1