About Maletis Beverage
SpanTrack by UNEX Gets Kegs off the Ground and Gives Beer Distributor Room to Grow
A thriving beer distributor now has an efficient and space-saving system for storing and moving mini-kegs, thanks to a customized SpanTrack system from UNEX.
With the beer business booming, workers at Maletis Beverage must manage hundreds of mini-kegs of domestic and imported beer that arrive each day at the distribution center in Portland, Oregon.
“We have 400 different types of beer in these kegs because there are so many microbreweries in the area,” says Jason Lucas, Facility Warehouse Manager. “In the past few years, we’ve picked up a couple of thousand SKUs, and our building isn’t getting any bigger.”
Historically, workers stored the 65-pound aluminum kegs on pallets on the ground. “Our space was almost maxed out,” says Jason. “And it was tough to find and retrieve the kegs on the pallets because they weren’t organized. It was a time-consuming mess.”