Solving the Keg Storage Bottleneck

Mallard Manufacturing Corporation, leading manufacturer of quality pallet flow and carton flow systems, is pleased to introduce one of its newest gravity flow products, Keg Flow.  As an answer to the growing concern for more efficient and flexible order fulfillment for beverage distributors, keg flow provides dense, multi-level keg storage that can accommodate all types and sizes of kegs.

Mallard’s keg flow allows for easy storage and retrieval of multi-sized kegs (up to 8 kegs deep and 8 kegs wide), with increased pick face locations via individual lane/SKU configuration.  Custom designed flow systems can retrofit existing pallet rack for either FILO (push-back) or FIFO (gravity flow) applications.

“As the flood of new craft beers continues to expand, so does the explosion of SKUs and use of new and smaller kegs in the warehouse,” said Kevin Risch, President of Mallard Manufacturing.  “We responded to the needs of our beverage distributors with Keg Flow; a solution that optimizes space, providing selectivity for numerous SKUs and keg sizes, while reducing travel time for increased productivity.

Mallard Keg Flow roller options are designed around the keg specification; roller width is typically ½” wider than the diameter of the keg.  Kegs sit relatively low in the lane and are guided by side rails that vary in height depending on the size and height of the keg.


  • Greater storage density than bulk stacking or pallet rack
  • More efficient picking directly at the aisle face
  • Unmatched robust construction with heavy duty components
  • Accommodates kegs of all sizes
  • Ideal for either FIFO or LIFO applications


  • Full width heavy duty steel rollers
  • Customizable widths and lengths

About Mallard Manufacturing – Founded in 1960, Mallard Manufacturing is a leading international resource for the design and development of quality engineered gravity flow, pallet flow and carton flow systems.  From a single bay of carton flow shelving to deep lane pallet flow and complex pick modules, Mallard’s team of gravity flow experts develop custom solutions to solve the toughest material flow challenges.  Centrally located in Illinois USA, Mallard’s production facilities are equipped to handle project requirements of any size and scope.