We see the ShotPak investment as a natural expansion for our Beverage Pouch Group spirits division. We already provide patented know-how in StandUp pouches and machinery for the ShotPak(TM) brand and will expand their unique flavor formulae with new martinis and energy vodka based drinks packed in a new round pouch.
IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) January 3, 2008
BPG has four 'Life Style Beverage' divisions offering drinks packed into patented StandUp pouches to consumer market demographics that cover all ages and uses from children to seniors.
BPG offers natural waters with no calories under the Chilling Rocks(TM) brand from their BevPaq division, with an EnvoSmart(TM) spout fitment. These are most popular for the small child to 25 year old segment.
The ShotPaQ division already offers craft-style spirits and mixers to global markets and will package and distribute the existing ShotPak Ready-To-Drink 'Str8ups' and cocktail flavor brands in their new shaped StandUp pouch with easy open feature. The patented pouch is safe from tampering and does allow consumers to determine the exact quantity of alcohol consumed. These are marketed towards the over 21 consumers.
To encourage more wine tasting by young professionals BPG has identified an opportunity to offer new wines at outdoor parties or sports functions in their elegant StandUp pouches with re-closable corner spout fitments. Small wineries can take advantage of their 'filling line on a truck' that will drive to the winery for packing fun wines like Sangria into VinoPaQ's.
The BeerPaQ division offers a patented re-closable CarboPouch with 38 mm spout for draft beers. The first real new idea in draft beer since the stainless steel barrel! Targeted for back packers, small restaurant breweries for offsite home consumption sales and of course sports stadiums that can pack the night before and offer fresh draft beer as needed during the game.
Charles Murray, Chief Executive Officer of The Beverage Pouch Group, commented, "We see the ShotPak investment as a natural expansion for our Beverage Pouch Group spirits division. We already provide patented know-how in StandUp pouches and machinery for the ShotPak(TM) brand and will expand their unique flavor formulae with new martinis and energy vodka based drinks packed in a new round pouch."
Bill Marin, President of ShotPak Inc, continued, "This BPG investment confirms that we have the technology flavor formulations that interest the busy consumer in the spirits industry. We needed a strong modern partner to aid our expansion in the Ready-To-Drink market segment and have the ability to offer our products in a sustainable, earth friendly, low carbon footprint StandUp pouch."
Information on ShotPak, Inc.:
ShotPak, Inc., an Irvine California based company, since 2003, is a leading distiller and innovator of cocktails and straight spirits in patented soft portable single serving standup pouches. With over 50 years of combined experience and expertise in alcohol distilling, distribution and field marketing, retail placement and promotion as well as consumer trial and adoption, they prove to be a forerunner in the single serve Ready to Drink (RTD) alcohol category. With the successful launch of four premium vodka flavored drinks and four premium distilled spirits in January 2007, ShotPak has instantaneously captured national attention in the rapidly emerging $110 billion plus alcohol beverage industry, with distilled spirits showing an 8.1% increase. They are recognized for being visionaries with their award-winning spirits and revolutionary packaging which gives consumers a cost effective way to purchase spirits without the bulky bottle.
ShotPak products are packaged in single serving, lightweight, break-resistant, recyclable plastic pouches with a built-in spout, making it easy to pour anywhere. ShotPak products are ideal for camping, boating, golfing, concerts, sporting events, or for anyone on-the-go. Made from energy efficient sustainable laminations instead of glass, ShotPak products provide a safe alternative especially during summer activities. ShotPak, Inc. is immersed in a national roll-out through strategic distribution channels and is expected to be available in most major markets this year. For more information about ShotPak, Inc. please visit us at: http://www.shotpakinc.com.
Information on Beverage Pouch Group:
Beverage Pouch Group a Sarasota, Florida based company, since 1996, is the leading provider of StandUp pouch machinery through its parent Company PPi Technologies Global, in North America. BPG is a prolific innovator of pouch designs and structures for life style beverages, including Natural Flavor Waters, all types of cocktails and straight spirits, wines and draft beers in patented soft portable single serve and sustainable StandUp pouches. The Beverage Pouch Group is truly global with plants in Germany, Korea and China. BPG's pouch machinery is the industry standard.
Beverage Pouch Group offers a full range of Lifestyle Beverages to the consumer in sustainable StandUp pouches. The Beverage Pouch Group machines and StandUp pouches are marketed through four divisions: ShotPaQ for liquors; BevPaQ for natural flavor waters, teas, coffees and energy drinks; VinoPaQ for wines; and BeerPaQ for draft beers.
BevShot is BPG's contract packing division. A customer brings their proprietary recipe and BPG's BevShot division then utilizes their machinery and process' to fill that product into patented pouches. This arrangement saves a small company precious capital at times when resources are needed to grow their business by allowing them to meet the financial requirements to begin production without the cost of purchasing their own equipment.
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