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Other Beverage Interests

Total number of bottling plants: 10
Total bottling capacity (hls 000s): 17,471
Total volumes sold (hls 000s): 13,227
Average number of employees: 3,817

Consists of a 74% interest in Amalgamated Beverage Industries Ltd (ABI), the leading soft-drink business in the SABMiller group, and the largest producer and trade marketer of The Coca-Cola Company brands in Southern Africa; a 100% interest in Appletiser (Pty) Ltd, the international producer of non-alcoholic sparkling fruit juices; and a 30% equity accounted interest in Distell Group Ltd, a leading South African distributor of wines and spirits.

In turn, ABI (which ranked among the top 20 companies listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange, South Africa in 2003) owns 32% of Coca-Cola Canners of Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Brands include:
Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light, Vanilla Coke, TAB, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Fanta, Lemon Twist, Sparkling Grenadilla, Sparletta, Stones, Schweppes Just Juice, Appletiser, Grapetiser, Milo, Play, Bibo, Minute Maid, Bon Aqua, Valpré, Nestea

  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.

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Picture of Appletizer production line
Appletiser production line
Production facilities of SABMiller in South Africa
South-Africa - Other Beverage Interests
10 bottling plants