12 Facts About SABMiller


SABMiller plc was a South African multinational brewing and beverage company headquartered in Woking, England on the outskirts of London until 10 October 2016 when it was acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev.

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SABMiller was founded as South African Breweries in 1895 to serve a growing market of miners and prospectors in and around Johannesburg.

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In November 2011, SABMiller launched Impala Cervejas in Africa, the first commercially produced cassava beer, although Africans have been making cassava home brews for generations.

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SABMiller will hold 57 percent shareholding in the proposed venture.

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In May 2015, SABMiller announced it would acquire British brewery company Meantime Brewing for an undisclosed fee.

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SABMiller grew from its original South African base into a global company with operations in both developed markets and emerging economies such as Eastern Europe, China and India.

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In China, the group's national brand, Snow beer, was produced in partnership with China Resources Enterprise Limited, with SABMiller owning 49 percent; this is the leading brand by volume in China.

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SABMiller was the second-largest brewer in India and had joint ventures in Vietnam and Australia.

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South Africa was SABMiller's most established market with brands including Castle Lager, Castle 1895, Castle Milk Stout, Hansa Marzen Gold, Hansa Pilsener, Carling Black Label, Carling Blue Label, Castle Lite, Redd's, Peroni, Brutal Fruit, Flying Fish, Liberado, and Carver's Weiss.

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SABMiller first entered the Latin American market with the acquisition of Cerveceria La Constancia from El Salvador and Cerveceria Hondurena in Honduras, making the company the first international brewer to enter Central America.

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SABMiller was one of the world's largest Coca-Cola bottlers and had carbonated soft-drink bottling operations in 14 markets.

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SABMiller submits to a number of third party annual reports that review the company's environmental record.

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