The group at a glance

Since listing on the London Stock Exchange 10 years ago we have grown into a global operation, developing a balanced and attractive portfolio of businesses. Our markets range from developed economies such as the USA to fast-growing developing markets such as China and India.

Key facts


More than 200 brands owned

210 million

Total volume of lager sold1


  1. Volumes are defined in Definitions.
  2. Excluding corporate costs.

Contribution to group EBITA2 2009


  • In Africa, our brewing and beverage operations cover 14 countries with a further 19 covered through a strategic alliance with the Castel group. We also have associated undertakings in Kenya and Zimbabwe.
  • In most of these countries we are the number one brewer by market share.
  • We bottle soft drinks for The Coca-Cola Company in 20 of our African markets, 13 of which are through our alliance with Castel.
  • CR Snow, our partnership with China Resources Enterprise, Limited, is the largest brewer in China while SABMiller India is the second-largest brewer in India.
  • We have an operation in Vietnam, a joint venture in Australia, and export significant volumes to South Korea and Taiwan.
  • Regional offices are located in Johannesburg and Hong Kong.

Key local brands

2M; Balimi; Bluetongue; Carling Black Label; Castle Lager; Castle Milk Stout; Chibuku (sorghum beer); Club; Club Pilsner; Eagle (clear sorghum beer); Foster’s; Haywards; Indus Pride; Kilimanjaro; Knock Out; Laurentina; Maluti; Manica; Mosi; Ndovu; N’gola; Nile Special; Raiz; Royal Challenge; Safari; Snow; Stone; St Louis; Tusker and Zorok.

Further facts


Total number of breweries3


Total number of bottling plants3


Total average number of employees4

  1. The number of breweries and bottling plants relates to subsidiaries only (except MillerCoors).
  2. See note 6 to the consolidated financial statements. The average number of employees relates to subsidiaries only (except MillerCoors).