SABMiller to open new beer factory in Luanda, Angola

13 July 2009

Luanda, Angola, 13 July – SABMiller, one of the world’s biggest beermakers, this year plans to open a new beer factory in Angola at a total investment of US$125 million, the company said Friday in Luanda.

The US$125 million for the new beer factory are part of an overall investment of US$250 million outlined for the next 18 months, including widening the soft drink production line, for example Coca-Cola, a brand which the British group represents in Angola.

The new SABMiller beer factory in Angola will be opened on the outskirts of Luanda, in Cacuaco, in October and will produce approximately 50,000 hectolitres of beer, will employ around 500 people.

SABMiller also said that the investments underway confirmed the potential that the group sees in the Angolan market, and the company’s chief executive Mark Bowman said that the company planned to keep up with its rate of investment in the country.

In 2008 the group increased the capacity of its two lines in Benguela and at the factory in Lubango, Huíla, where it has an installed capacity to produce 820,000 hectolitres of beer.

The group is one of the biggest in the world in the beer production and distribution sector and, amongst others, has the brands, Grolsch, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Miller Genuine Draft, whilst also being one of the biggest bottlers of Coca-Cola’s products. (macauhub)