Founded in 1933, Banko Beverage Co is now one of the oldest and largest beer wholesalers in Pennsylvania. We’ve developed a strong reputation for providing restaurants, bars, and distributors in the greater Lehigh Valley area and surrounding counties with the products their customers want. We aim to improve our services, product offerings, and community involvement every year that passes, and 2017 was no different. Here, we’ll share more on why 2017 was such a big year for Banko Beverage Co.
Banko Beverage Co Origin
Banko Beverage Co is a family-owned and -operated company that has been in the beverage distribution industry for 90 years. Our business started in the Prohibition Era as a soda distributor, and then later evolved to a beer distributor once prohibition was repealed. Starting with Schaefer Beer, Banko Beverage Co began to offer top brands and suppliers of beer, including:
- Miller Lite
- Genesee Ale
Every year, Banko Beverage Co aims to expand our product offerings to keep our customers happy and their customers happy. We believe our success is because we continuously adapt to the changing industry to keep our customers satisfied. Our company has received recognition for our outstanding service, including winning the MolsonCoors President’s Award multiple years, which is presented to only the most distinguished distributors in a region.
In 2017, Banko Beverage Co expanded the size of our company’s operation in two main ways to keep up with our growth. One way we did this was to open new corporate offices for our staff. These updated offices allow our corporate employees to have the space and upgraded tools to continue expanding.
As we increased the size of our company, we also increased the need for more trusted employees to join our team. Banko Beverage Co has provided secure employment opportunities for residents in the Lehigh Valley for years and as we’ve expanded, we’ve offered more local jobs. In addition to providing jobs in the Lehigh Valley region, Banko Beverage Co is also involved in the community. We have a fleet of refrigerated trucks that attend community events and provide refreshing drinks.
A Bigger Warehouse
Another way Banko Beverage Co has adapted to our exponential growth is by opening a new, larger warehouse in 2017. Located on Crackersport Rd in Allentown, our temperature-controlled warehouse stores a wide beverage selection from local and national suppliers alike. Banko Beverage Co recently became a full-beverage enterprise, which means we provide both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Now, you can find an impressive variety of beverages at our warehouse, including:
- Domestic and imported beer
- Craft beer
- Hard seltzers
- Energy drinks
- Juices and Teas
Banko Beverage Co now serves more than 1,000 restaurants, bars, and distributors and partners with more than 30 breweries in the greater Lehigh Valley area and surrounding counties. We provide all types of beverages and continuously add new products so we can supply the drinks your customers want.
Contact Banko Beverage Co Today
If you own a bar or restaurant in the greater Lehigh Valley area and need a reliable beverage distributor, Banko Beverage Co is here to help. Whether you want domestic beer from top brands, hard seltzer from new brands, or soda and water, Banko Beverage Co offers all of these and more. Contact us today to learn more or read through more of our blog posts for more insight.