As part of its global expansion plans, Petainer is launching its petainerKeg portfolio at this year’s SEA Brew, South East Asia’s only annual conference and trade fair for the brewing community.

Petainer’s keg range comprises petainerKeg Classic, petainerKeg with USD top and sleeve, and the new petainerKeg Hybrid, which offers universal filling, excellent handling, safety and sustainability benefits.

The kegs offer lower total cost of ownership than other packaging formats, such as steel and glass, because they can be filled, sent and recycled when empty, cutting out costly return logistics and washing processes.

They are also compatible with standard Micro Matic dispense systems — A, D, G and S — so customers know their product can be dispensed anywhere in the world.

Three of South East Asia’s fastest-growing craft breweries have already turned to one-way PET kegs to support their growth plans. All have chosen petainerKeg to help them tackle the complex logistics in the region and make exporting to key markets such as Singapore profitable.

Kingdom Breweries, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is the only premium craft brewery in a market currently dominated by Cambrew and Cambodia Brewery, both part-owned by leading global breweries.

Based in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam,Rooster Beers has enjoyed rapid expansion as it has taken advantage of the fastest-growing beer market in the world. Vietnam is now the seventh largest beer producer at more than four billion litres — ten years ago it produced just 1.3 billion litres. Thanks to younger and middle-class drinkers looking for premium quality drinks, the country’s craft beer market is also booming.

Lovina Beach Brewery, which brews Stark Craft Beers and 1945 Craft Pilsner, is the first craft beer brewery in Indonesia.

Chris McEwan, group business development director at Petainer, said: “We are delighted to support three exciting new customers, which really demonstrate why one-way PET kegs are becoming an important part of breweries’ growth stories.

“However, it’s not just about products — our ability to provide the best quality technical support is also an important part of the decision-making process.”