BevChain announces new cold chain logistics partnership with Founders First

BevChain is pleased to announce a new partnership with craft beverage collective Founders First to provide a national warehousing and distribution solution.

Founders First is a leading team of liquor industry professionals who aim to build the world’s strongest craft beverage collective through supporting and growing independent craft brewery and distillery businesses. BevChain will bring its experience and vast network to create one holistic logistics supply chain solution to support the consistent refrigeration cold storage of Independent Craft beverages, in particular craft beer, for Founders First via the Mighty Craft platform.

The Mighty Craft operating model streamlines customer processes by providing “one order, one invoice and one delivery,” simplifying operations for Founders First and its retail customers. This has the potential to revolutionise the currently disparate Independent Craft logistics system, creating efficiencies and room for growth.

With beverage logistics expertise and a national cold chain network, Linfox-owned BevChain brings its commitment to safety, sustainability and efficiency. Utilising the Mighty Craft system will provide one national logistics network, one point of invoicing and payment, and one point of inventory management.

Misha Shliapnikoff, President BevChain, said the company was excited to partner with Founders First to address what is currently a fragmented craft beer market.

“We see this opportunity as a long-term partnership in which BevChain can support Founders First and Mighty Craft with logistics infrastructure and expertise, underpinned by our strong commitment to safe and efficient supply chain operations,” said Misha.

Operations will begin in November, rolling out first across the eastern seaboard. The partnership will unlock logistics simplification, lower cost and improved customer service for the Founders First craft beer brands which include Ballistic, Slipstream, Sauce, Jetty Road and Foghorn Brewery, and their retail partners.