On the eve of their first anniversary, keg rental company Konvoy have announced they’ve acquired another keg business and appointed Bintani director Phil Meddings to their board.

The purchase of the Keg Services keg repair, maintenance, and sales business in Dandenong South follows Konvoy’s acquisition of the New Zealand-based keg leasing company Red Kegs in September and their $8 million capital raise in August.

Keg Services was founded by the Meddings family back in 2014 and is the only dedicated beverage keg supply, service and repair facility in Australia. It’s a member of Global Network Keg Service – a worldwide partner network of specialised keg servicing and supply operations.

Konvoy had been working closely with Keg Services in developing the technology to fix their tracking beacons to their kegs and founder Adam Trippe-Smith said the purchase was “the next logical step” in the company’s growth.

“It expands who we are – from a keg leasing company to also a keg service and maintenance provider and then soon to be a keg tracking company as well,” he told Beer & Brewer.

“I’ve had a great working relationship with (Keg Services’ general manager) Lincoln Kelly over the years but working with him and the team on fixing our beacon technology to kegs was a key fundamental in forging this relationship.”

Trippe-Smith said Keg Services will continue to be led by Kelly and that it will be run separately to Konvoy’s keg rental business across Australia and New Zealand that is nearing the 200 customer mark.

“Lincoln and the Meddings family have built up a great business that boasts unrivalled expertise in this field,” he said.

“Getting Phil on the board is a double whammy really. He doesn’t just have the Australian brewing eco-system within his reach but because of Bintani and Keg Services he has developed strong overseas connections as well.”

Meddings’ appointment adds further weight to the Konvoy Group’s board following September’s announcement that Stuart Robertson from Ellerston Capital, a key contributor to Konvoy’s capital raise in August, was also joining Chair Zlatko Todorcevski, Trippe-Smith and co-founder Shane Bradley.

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