Until around 1978/9 all kegs were handled on pallets, with manual handling at the end of the line. A packaging manager working for Joshua Tetley Leeds then asked the German attachment manufacturer, Kaup, if they could manufacture a clamp to handle kegs and casks. After extensive trials the keg clamp was introduced to the marketplace and the brewing industry quickly began to realise the enormous savings to be made by not using pallets.
Nowadays, the keg clamp can handle all types of kegs and casks. It is an indispensable tool for the brewing industry providing excellent visibility, fast, reliable operation and durable construction. Standard features include low profile stabiliser with long lasting rubber pads; wear indicators on tines, solenoid valve and end of stroke cushioning on sideshift movement.
Camerons Brewery Limited is a large scale ale and lager production facility, and has been based in Hartlepool in the North East of England since 1865. The company produces over half a million barrels of beer on site per annum, equating to over 180 million pints per year.
Timothy Taylor began brewing beer in Cook Lane in the West Riding town of Keighley. After discovering a winning formula in 1863, the brewer transferred to a larger site at Knowle Spring, where it remains to this day.
The Hall & Woodhouse brewery has been producing beer since 1777, when an enterprising Charles Hall started brewing beer for the troops stationed in Weymouth as they waited to face Napoleon. He was soon to realise that, for the troops, beer was very popular and trade was brisk