Beer industry supplier MicroStar Logistics has acquired a keg repair and maintenance operation from Tosca, a national supply chain management company that facilitates the delivery of perishable food and drink items.
MicroStar, a prior customer of Tosca’s services, will leverage the acquisition to create a new division under its umbrella dubbed MicroStar Quality Services. MicroStar would not disclose the financial terms of the deal, but described the investment as “significant” in a phone conversation with Brewbound.
“We view their capabilities as core to our business and critical to the entire beer-supply chain,” said Michael Hranicka, president and CEO of MicroStar, in a news release detailing the acquisition. “Our scale will allow us to expand Tosca’s capabilities to local markets and make their leading-edge services accessible to more brewers who own their own kegs.”
MicroStar owns two million kegs and leases its fleet to many of the nation’s largest craft breweries.
“What this acquisition allows us to do is focus on the quality of that pool of kegs and help these brewers service their kegging lines,” Dan Vorlage, vice president of marketing and business development at MicroStar, told Brewbound.
Vorlage added that employees in Tosca’s beer division will join MicroStar’s staff. As a result, MicroStar will more than double in size.