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Africa and Asia

Total number of breweries3: 46
Brewing capacity (hls 000s): 55,921
Bottling plants: 11
Bottling capacity (hls 000s): 10,075
Total volumes sold (hls 000s)  
– Lager: 32,492
– CSDs: 3,879
– Other beverages (water, wine and spirits, traditional beer): 10,166
Average number of employees: 7,236

Our Africa & Asia region covers the African continent (with the exception of South Africa), China and India. In Africa, we have brewing, beverage or financial interests in 29 countries, including operations in 17 countries through our strategic alliance with the Castel Group.

In China, our joint venture, China Resources Breweries, Ltd, is one of China’s leading brewers. We also have an interest in Harbin Brewing Group Ltd in north east China through a 29.4% stake in the business which we are in the process of selling.

Our presence in India is through the Shaw Wallace Breweries Ltd joint venture, which we are in the process of completing.

Brands include:
Castle Lager, Castle Milk Stout, Hansa Pilsener, Kilimanjaro, Safari, Chairman’s ESB, Club Pilsener, Nile Special, Eagle (clear sorghum), Mosi, Rhino, Ngola, Chibuku (sorghum), Golden Pilsener, St Louis, Club, 2M, Manica, Laurentina, Knock Out, Snow (also called Snowflake), Blue Sword

  1. Number of breweries, bottling plants, brewing and bottling capacities as at 7 June 2004 and are based on the definitions. Total volumes sold and average number of employees are for the year ended 31 March 2004.
  2. Employee figures exclude associates.
  3. Excludes 10 breweries in India, which is classified as a fixed asset investment for accounting purposes, and 29 sorghum breweries in Africa.

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Picture of people enjoying Snow beer
People enjoying Snow beer
Production facilities of SABMiller in Africa and Asia
14 breweries
10 bottling plants
29 countries
(17 jointly with Castel)

32 breweries
1 bottling plant
2 countries