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Vital statistics

21.41

Population (millions)

1996

Year of investment

3

Number of breweries

17,8821

Total size of beer market (hl 000)

841

Beer consumption per capita (litres)

  • 1 Forecast figures for 2012 from Plato Logic, March 2013.
Company name

Ursus Breweries S.A.

Management

Igor Tikhonov
President

Contacts

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Website

www.ursus-breweries.ro

Careers

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Brand portfolio

Main brands

  • Ursus logo
  • Timisoreana logo
  • Ciucas logo
  • Azuga logo

History

1996

SAB Ltd enters Romania with the acquisition of Vulturul Buzau.

1997

SAB acquires Pitber Pitesti and Ursus Cluj.

1998

Ursus Cluj, Vulturul Buzau and Pitber Pitesti are merged to form URSUS S.A.

2001

URSUS S.A. become the majority shareholder in Bere Timisoreana.

2004

The company acquires Aurora Brasov and takes over the Ciucas brand.

2005

The name of the SABMiller's Romanian subsidiary becomes Ursus Breweries.

2009

Ursus Breweries acquires a 71% interest in the Romanian brewer Bere Azuga.

2010

Closure of URSUS brewery in Cluj-Napoca

2011

The opening of the mini production facility "Fabrica de Bere URSUS" in Cluj-Napoca, on the premises of the old URSUS brewery.

Sustainable development

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Ursus Breweries launches its first sustainable
development report in Romania

Ursus Breweries in Romania has launched its first sustainable development report to inform stakeholders about its sustainable development progress and initiatives held between 2010 and 2012.

Read the sustainable development case study