– is a global brewing and bottling company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world’s second-largest brewing company measured by revenues (after Anheuser–Busch InBev) and is also a major bottler of Coca-Cola
Brands: Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Pilsner Urquell
The South African Breweries (SAB), then called Castle Breweries, was founded in 1895 specifically to serve a new market of miners and prospectors in and around Johannesburg.. The Company was founded in South Africa in 1895 as South African Breweries (SAB): the business operations were mainly limited to southern Africa, where it had established a dominant position in the market, until 1990 when it began investing in Europe. After listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1999 to raise capital for acquisitions, the group purchased the Miller Brewing Company in North America from the Altria Group in 2002, and changed its name to SABMiller
Following this, the group’s next major acquisition was of a major interest in Bavaria S.A., South America’s second largest brewer and owner of the Aguila and Club Colombia brands in 2005
- SAB became the first industrial company to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)
- It is one of the world’s largest Coca Cola bottlers.
- On 9 October 2007, SABMiller and Molson Coors Brewing Company announced a joint venture to be known as MillerCoors.
- It produces Snow, the national brand of China in association with China Resourcce Enterprise Ltd.
- It’s entry into the European market began in 1995 with the acquisition of Dreher in Hungary
- They first entered the Latin American Market with the acquisition of Cerveceria Hondureña in Honduras, making the company the first international brewer to enter Central America