We are architects, engineers and developers of liquid innovation for companies across industries and around the globe. Since 2011, PKW has produced over 5000 vessels and built an unrivaled reputation for unlocking new possibilities for clients in the beverage, industrial/ chemical and life science industries.
Our Mission Is Your Success
We invest time and effort toward understanding your goals and operational intent, then design, engineer and manufacture seamless process systems that drive efficiency and consistency in your finished products.
Our holistic approach results in solutions that:
- Optimize operations
- Minimize labor
- Reduce inventory
- Maximize throughput
- Offer flexibility for future innovation
Crafted For Performance
Our expertise is rooted in crafting vessels and process components made from premium quality corrosion-resistant stainless steel, Hastelloy and other metals. We manufacture precision-built process systems including piping, atmospheric or pressurized vessels and associated control systems that manage flow, heating, cooling, mixing, and agitation.
PKW has earned a global reputation for manufacturing high-performance stainless steel beverage equipment, including batching systems, process vessels, storage tanks, and fermenters for craft beer, wine, kombucha, coffee, dairy products, distilled spirits and more. Our systems exceed the most stringent beverage application requirements. Bring us your ideas, and we’ll build you results.
We directly engineer, manufacture and test fully controlled storage, mixing, and agitation vessels, that we then integrate into cutting edge, computer controlled, hardware systems. Our cost-effective solutions are designed to minimize labor, reduce inventory, and maximize throughput. We consistently produce industry leading results for liquid chemical, petrochemical, lubricant, adhesive, paint, fertilizer, ceramics processing, and other industrial manufacturers with liquid process needs.
PKW is a trusted partner for engineering, manufacturing and delivering precision controlled sanitary mixing vessels tailored to the dynamic needs of the life science sector. Clients focused on highly sanitary precision fermentation, bioreactors, mixing and agitation will appreciate the accuracy, and repeatability built into our vessels and skid-mounted process batch systems.
We’re your innovation partner when it comes to new ideas. From lotions to proteins to vitamin-infused beverages and everything in between, we’ll whiteboard it with you and produce designs that help you build stakeholder consensus before we move to engineering and production.
Put our experience to work with a complimentary white board session dedicated to sketching out your vision and improving your production processes.
A Proven Track Record
We are known for our systematic approach developed through years of extensive experience, including thousands of facility tours and installations in over 400 complex systems globally. We bring unparalleled knowledge to address challenges of which our clients may not even be aware. At PKW, we work on your behalf to be “architects of liquid innovation,” transforming challenges into opportunities for our valued partners.
What Our Clients Say
Over 85% of PKW clients see, meet or exceed their growth expectations after working with us.
“We opened our doors this past weekend and were met with a packed house both days! We are super proud of our team, and Portland Kettle Works is an integral part of that! We absolutely love the equipment and it has out-performed our expectations!”
Co-Owner / Head Brewer
Center Street Brewing Company
“Just filled the first tank with wine. Gotta say you guys did one hell of a job on these tanks. Best I’ve ever worked with, well done!”
“Portland Kettle Works has been there every step of the way in our process, from pre-planning the production layout, to assisting us expand operations.”
“With over 10 years experience in the beer industry, I have brewed on many different brew houses and CIP’d thousands of fermenters and brites and I can say that PKW equipment has been the best to work with. They design and make highly functional, reliable, equipment. They have thought of all the little things that make it easy for the guy carrying buckets and dragging hoses every day. The beauty in the design is how simple they are to work with”
“As ERTH Bev Co has grown and expanded PKW has continued to be an amazing partner. I know we can rely on them not only for great stainless equipment but for support. Whether that is innovating new ideas, advice on processes, or just a good old-fashioned phone call to a friend to say hello. We at ERTH Bev Co consider Portland Kettle Works part of the family and a large part of our success”
Owner ERTH Bev Co