Draft Beverage service provider brings 50 jobs to Gwinnett County

(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) August 11, 2014 – Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development joined with metro Atlanta draft beverage service provider, DraftServ Technologies, to announce the expansion of their point-of-sale beverage system operations into cruise, hospitality and sports venue industries. They will double the size of their current 2,500-square-foot facility, located at 355 Brogdon Rd., Suite 207 in the Gwinnett County, to 5,000-square-feet and add 50 new positions over the next 12-24 months.

“Interest in our technology and our story has been tremendous,” said Jose Hevia, Founder and CEO of DraftServ Technologies and Founder of Cheeky Taqueria. “Our POS systems just debuted last month at the MLB All-Star game in Minneapolis. We have a wonderful partnership with Carnival Cruises. We’ve had the pleasure of working with ESPN to tell our story and we were even mentioned in Time Magazine, on Good Morning America and Jimmy Fallon in a recent show sketch. What great exposure we’re receiving for a product developed, produced and sold right here in Suwanee, Gwinnett.”

DST’s POS beverage technology existed in R&D form for approximately six years. The first of its kind in the world, this completely integrated beverage dispensing system allows more product selection and an interactive RFID solution. Suwanee’s popular Cheeky Taqueria, was the first restaurant in the United States to offer patrons the ability to pour beer from their tables using DST’s dispensing technology when it first opened in 2007. Since then Cheeky Taqueria has opened two more locations, each with the next best software development from DraftServ Technologies, including the first RFID Beer Wall in the world in 2010, and the first iPad integrated Beer Towers in 2012.

“By establishing our North American headquarters in Gwinnett County, we are centrally located, which enables us to better serve our clients,” stated Jeff Spence, CTO of DraftServ Technologies. “With numerous resources available and access to new and expanding markets, Gwinnett provides the ideal environment for us to continue to build our business.”

Formally launching its commercial system in 2013, DST has quadrupled its customer base and revenue over the past 12 months. As a result, DST will be adding engineering, finance, and sales and marketing positions aggressively over the next 12-24 months.
“Gwinnett County offers businesses like DraftServ Technologies, access to the infrastructure, educated workforce and pro-business environment they need to thrive,” stated Gwinnett County Board of Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash. “We celebrate DraftServ Technologies’ decision to expand their investment in our community and look forward to seeing their continued success.”

In 2014 DST will also add draft soda, wine, and water to their product portfolio to support existing customer demand. They will also be installing DraftServ Systems in additional sports venues, several other cruise lines and will have DST Systems at Music Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia and upcoming music festivals in Las Vegas.

“The community couldn’t be more proud of this Gwinnett-created company and how they’re making such a formidable mark on the sports, hospitality and entertainment industries around the world,” said Nick Masino, Senior Vice President of Economic Development for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett. “DraftServ chose to locate in Gwinnett, to access the type of research and development talent that will continue to set them apart as the leader in point-of-sale beverage technology.”

POS beverage systems increases efficiency by reducing the workload of those serving beverages, and in turn, reducing line-wait times and pouring waste.

To view the article “Beer dispensing system lands Suwanee company in national spotlight” in the Gwinnett Daily Post, please visit http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/2014/aug/09/beer-dispensing-system-lands-suwanee-company-in/ .

For more information on DraftServ Technologies, please visit www.draftserv.com.

For more information or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.

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