Thursday, March 07, 2013

Ethiopia: Heineken to break ground on brewery

(Mar 07, 2013, Just drink)--Heineken is to build a 1.5m-hectolitre-a-year brewery in Ethiopia as it targets growth in the fast-developing country.Construction on the Kilinto, Addis Ababa plant will begin “in the near future”, a Heineken spokesperson told just-drinks today (5 March). The brewery is expected to be operational by the second half of 2014.

It will be Heineken's third, and largest, brewery in the country after the state-owned Bedele and Harar plants it acquired in 2011.

At the time of purchase, the two breweries had a combined market share of 18% with brands such as Bedele, Harar, Hakim Stout and Harar Sofi. The Kilinto plant will produce Harar, Bedele and brand Heineken beers, Heineken said. Read more from Jut drinks »

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