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.