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Central America

Head Office: Bevco, San Salvador, El Salvador

Bevco has over 90% share of the beer market of El Salvador and Honduras. It also has, through an exclusive agreement with The Coca-Cola Company, almost 50% of the soft drinks markets in these countries. In addition, Bevco produces and markets purified water. Key brands include Pilsener, Bahia Golden Light, Regia, Miller Genuine Draft, Port Royal, Imperial and Salva Vida, as well as carbonated soft drinks brands such as Coca-Cola, Sprite and Tropical, and Cristal, the leading bottled water brand in El Salvador.

Bevco also owns and runs packaging interests and over 16,000 acres of sugar plantations and a sugar mill in Honduras.

EBITA (US$m) 91
Total number of breweries 2
Total brewing capacity (hls 000s) 2,600
Total number of bottling plants 6
Total bottling capacity (hls 000s) 13,354
Total volumes sold (hls 000s)  
  – Lager 1,828
  – Carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) 5,622
  – Other beverages (water and juices) 2,749
Average number of employees 6,873

Figures current at 6 June 2005 for operations and capacity.
Volumes, EBITA and employees are for the year ended 31 March 2005.
Employee figures exclude associates.

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Central America