22 January, 2020

Australian Drinks Awards welcomes Kegstar as a sponsor

Australian Drinks Awards welcomes Kegstar as a sponsor

The Drinks Association is thrilled to welcome Kegstar as the sponsor of its inaugural Supply Chain Partnership Award at the 2018 Australian Drinks Awards.

The award recognises the performance of the supply chain community, focusing on areas of key supply chain performance metrics, relationships and communication, practices and processes that improve efficiency, forecasting and responsive customer service.

The winner will be determined utilising data results from the industry wide engagement survey conducted by Advantage Australia.

"The Kegstar team and I are very much looking forward to the Australian Drinks Awards, mixing with our peers and celebrating success with the winners," said Nick Boots, Kegstar General Manager Australia & New Zealand. 

Kegstar is an asset pooling business specialising in stainless steel beverage containers. The company prides itself on being an integrated supply chain solution partner for thousands of brewers, cider producers, winemakers and distillers around the world, which was key to its decision to sponsor the Supply Chain Partnership Award. 

"Kegstar is a business that lives and breaths the benefits of supply chain efficiencies; these benefits include safety, financial, technological advancement, efficient resource allocation and environmental," Boots explained. 

The Kegstar pooling model utilises the world's best premium kegs that are tracked globally utilising Kegstar’s proprietary MyStar software. Boots notes that the cost saving achieved by cutting loss to less than 1% from an industry average of 10% is significant, as is the capex saving by removing a depreciating asset off the balance sheet of producers. 

"Additionally, the environmental benefits of avoiding the need to collect and transport empty kegs around the country and/or world are enviable for any responsible producer," he explained.

The 2018 Australian Drinks Awards will be held on Thursday, September 13, at The Ivy in Sydney.

The Australian Drinks Awards are proudly brought to you by The Drinks Association.