Philips Electronics and InBev have sold around 30,000 PerfectDraft units since October, Philips said yesterday (20 December).

The two companies have seen demand stretch supply, with customers being urged to return their empty kegs as soon as possible, in order for InBev to maintain the supply of full kegs.

The home draft system has resulted in the sale of over 100,000 kegs of beer since its launch in Belgium and Luxembourg last year. Holland also started selling the system in October this year.

Heineken's BeerTender home draft system, meanwhile, has sold over 150,000 units since its launch in early 2004, with over 3m kegs of Heineken, Amstel, Brand and Wieckse Witte brands being sold in the same period.

Earlier this month, Heineken saw its legal challenge to Philips and InBev home draught system dismissed. The Dutch company had claimed that InBev's PerfectDraft system had infringed on intellectual property rights.