COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Bemakers, a Danish BevTech company, today announces the launch of its market-leading solution for underserved craft beverage brands seeking new international sales.
Bemakers is on a mission to reduce administrative burdens and allow craft makers to focus on what they do best: producing unique, high-quality products. The Bemakers platform provides streamlined access to new European markets, breaking down international barriers through automated handling of excise duties, VAT, customs, and shipping, with additional services for scalable brand building and growth.
Morten Stengaard, co-founder and CEO of Bemakers, has experienced firsthand how complex and time-consuming cross-border sales can be for a craft producer. When co-founding a craft winery himself, the challenges became apparent:
"Smaller craft companies, in particular, are limited to working with indirect distribution through local importers and do not have the resources, bandwidth, or in-house expertise to handle cross-country excise duty systems and requirements - we want to change this."
In recent years, the number of craft beverage makers across Europe has doubled, and growing consumer preference for unique craft brands is driving the demand for new offerings. Bemakers is in the perfect position to help makers meet the challenges of expanding their business across borders.
Bemakers finalized its seed funding in July this year, raising EUR 3 million to support the company's growth journey. The investor group consists of a solid mix of private investors, including leading industry names like Mervyn Davies, former Deputy Chairman of the Board of Diageo, Future Five, and several European tech founders incl. the founders of Convelio.com, Jobandtalent.com, and Primer.io.
"There's so much untapped potential for the thousands of craft makers, each producing blends of unique liquid passion. It's about time we had a player that can shake up the industry and help it to evolve," says Mervyn Davies, former Deputy Chairman for Diageo.
The Bemakers platform is now available for demo.
Bemakers is a BevTech platform for direct beverage distribution giving craft makers simplified access to international businesses and consumers. Bemakers streamline the administrative export process by automating EMCS completions, shipping, and logistics, enabling craft makers to open and grow local e-commerce stores for D2C and B2B sales in multiple markets. Bemakers already partners with more than 30 beverage brands and continuously expands into new countries. View the current list of countries here.