Malek Brautech GmbH was founded in 1992 by Herbert Malek as a development and production company for keg systems. Herbert Malek started his professional career at Weigel, one of the first German mechanical engineering firms involved in the design and manufacture of keg systems. His last position there before founding Malek Anlagenbau engineering consultants in 1985 was Technical Head, and he was responsible for the development and improvement of machinery and systems.
Up to 1992, Malek Anlagenbau worked in overall projects and design, while partners such as Neubecker were responsible for production. During this time Malek developed his improved keg cleaning process which still is the best in the industry as regards effectiveness.