TOKYO (Kyodo) — Asahi Breweries Ltd. recaptured Japan’s beer market leadership in 2010, garnering a 37.5 percent market share after falling to second place in the previous year, according to data released Monday by the nation’s top five beer brewers. Total shipments of beer and beer-like drinks last year declined 2.8 percent from a year […] [...more]
Sai Gon Alcohol Beer and Beverage Corporation (Sabeco), leading brewer in Vietnam, expects an increase in domestic demand for beer in this year, it is reported on Wednesday. Sabeco anticipates Vietnamese brewers to produce about 2.7 bln litres of beer in 2010 to meet rising demands of local consumers. Sabeco, which owns approximately 35% nationalwide […] [...more]
San Miguel Brewery has reaffirmed that it is looking to grow across Asia, after announcing that it will buy the international beer unit of parent San Miguel Corp for $300m. Under the deal, SMB will fully acquire San Miguel Brewing International Ltd, funding the deal through external debt. [...more]
San Miguel Brewery Inc., a 48.39% owned company of Kirin Holdings Company, Limited have announced the signing of a Share Purchase Agreement with San Miguel Corporation for the acquisition of SMC's 100% interest in SMC's international beer business subsidiary, San Miguel Brewing International Limited.
SMB will acquire all the shares of SMBIL owned by SMC through a private transaction amounting to an enterprise value of US$300 million (approx. ¥27 billion).
SMB will prepare the necessary funds for this transaction itself. The transaction is expected to be completed in January 2010.
This acquisition of SMBIL was negotiated on an exclusive basis based on agreements made among Kirin, SMC and SMB in May 2009 when Kirin purchased SMB shares.
Through this transaction, SMB will acquire a platform for its beer business in Southeast Asia with high growth potential, and will obtain rights on the international San Miguel brand in certain countries. SMB intends to enhance its presence in the Asian beer market by promoting the San Miguel brand both in the Philippines and internationally, as well as by developing local brand strategies for its international business. Additionally, this transaction will provide opportunities for further development of the Asia focused strategies for Kirin, which has a strong partnership with SMB. [...more]
PepsiCo International has chosen to install technology from Orion Systems Inc. at its Nanchang, China, and Santiago, Chile, facilities -- projects that will reduce energy waste and associated energy costs.
The projects are the first for Orion in China and Chile. In addition to the approximately 130 Pepsi facilities in North America that Orion has completed, Orion has installed its technology in a Pepsi foods group facility in Curitiba, Brazil.
Klaus Pilz of Orion's business development group, said the projects were spurred by Pepsi's environmental sustainability initiative that includes reducing its water consumption, utilizing sustainable packaging, and decreasing its energy consumption worldwide. [...more]
Canadian Clear Water FZC, Internationally acclaimed water technology solution provider, has set up 20 Million USD desalination plants in Egypt, Oman & Iraq to serve to meet the growing demand for potable water in respective countries.
The desalination plant working on cutting edge technology of Reverse Osmosis converts sea water into potable water useful for industrial and drinking water purposes. Biggest of its kind, the plants can meet the requirements of the local community.
The desalination plant installed at Egypt can convert 10 MLD (Million Litre per Day) and can convert seawater into potable water skid mounted for industrial and drinking water purpose. Desalination plant at Iraq was set up as per the Government's requirement and is capable of converting 20 MLD. Installed midst of desert, 3 MLD containerized plant set up by Canadian Clear for Oman defense force is constructed in 3 pass desalination system. The plant converts the water from the desert into potable water for construction and drinking. [...more]
Kirin Holdings Co. (TYO:2503) plans to invest roughly 23 billion yen to support beer production in Australia and New Zealand through Lion Nathan Ltd., which became Kirin’s wholly own unit last month. Kirin is looking to upgrade production lines at breweries in Sydney and Brisbane, and build a new brewery equipped with a warehouse in […] [...more]
APB Appoints New General Manager for Shanghai Asia Pacific Brewery Co. Ltd Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd (APB) is pleased to announce that Mr Samson Wong will assume the position of General Manager, Shanghai Asia Pacific Brewery Co. Ltd (SAPB) from 16 November 2009. As the General Manager of SAPB, Mr Wong will be responsible for […] [...more]
Tsingtao Brewery Co Ltd, China's second-largest beer brewer, and Japanese alcoholic beverage producer Asahi Breweries Ltd held a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday to consolidate their cooperation, sources reported. [...more]
Shipments of beer and beer-like alcoholic beverages in Japan fell 4.3 percent to 37.98 million cases in October, setting a record low for the month, industry reports said Thursday.
The number was the lowest for any October since 1992, when breweries began compiling comparable data. (One case contains 20 x 633-ml bottles) [...more]
Suntory Holdings Ltd. said it purchased European drinkmaker Orangina Schweppes from Blackstone Group LP and Lion Capital LLP as Japan’s third-largest brewer expands outside a shrinking domestic market. [...more]
Kirin Holdings Co., Japan’s biggest beverage maker, cut its full-year net income forecast by 25 percent on costs to close two domestic breweries in the shrinking beer market. [...more]