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North America

Total number of breweries: 8
Total brewing capacity (hls 000s): 59,829
Total volumes sold (hls 000s)  
- Lager: 47,258
- Carbonated soft drinks (CSDs): 70
Average number of employees: 5,696

Miller Brewing Company (Miller), our North American subsidiary operation, is the USA's second largest brewer. Founded in 1855 and based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Miller was responsible for innovations such as Miller Lite, which created the beer industry's low-calorie segment and is now one of the 10 largest beer brands in the world*, and Miller Genuine Draft, which was the first cold-filtered beer.

Miller has eight breweries in the USA, ranging from the 'niche' breweries, which produce 'specialty' beers such as the Leinenkugel brands in small quantities, to its largest brewery at Trenton, Ohio, which produces the equivalent of ten million bottles or cans of beer per day. Overall, the company has over 5,600 employees, the majority of whom are based in the Milwaukee area.

Brands include:
Miller Lite, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller High Life, Milwaukee's Best, Pilsner Urquell, Foster's, SKYY Blue

* Canadean 2003

  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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Miller Genuine Draft
Production facilities of SABMiller in North America
North America
8 breweries
1 country