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Vital statistics

5.41

Population (millions)

1997

Year of investment

1

Number of breweries

4,0321

Total size of beer market (hl 000)

751

Beer consumption per capita (litres)

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

Pivovary Topvar a.s.

Website

www.pivovarytopvar.sk

Contacts

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Careers

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Brand portfolio

Main brands

  • Smädný Mnìch logo
  • Pilsner Urquell logo
  • Šaris logo
  • Velkopopovicky Kozel logo
  • Topvar,
  • Birell,
  • Master,
  • Redd´s,
  • Gambrinus

Performance

Share of total beer market*

Bar graph of Total share of beer market

36%

* Management estimates

Volume (hl 000)

Five-year summary
Bar graph of Volume (hl 000) - Five-year summary
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Lager 1,454 1,321 1,235 1,261 1,368
Soft drinks 61 52 45 43 41
Total 1,515 1,373 1,280 1,304 1,410

Beer consumption*

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75
litres per capita

* Source: Forecast figures for 2012 from Plato Logic, March 2013.

History

1964

Pivovary Topvar opens for business

1967

Pivovary Šariš opens for business

1997

SABMiller acquires Pivovary Šariš.

2007

Pivovary Šariš and Pivovary Topvar are merged to form Pivovary Topvar a.s.

2010

All beer production moves to Veĺký Šariš and brewery in Topoĺčany is closed.

Sustainable development

Water plant

Continuous improvement in water efficiency

Since 2003, our operations in Slovakia have reduced consumption by 10% to 4.67 hectolitres of water per hectolitre of beer produced.

Read the sustainable development case study

Alcohol responsibility

National anti-drink drive campaign in Slovakia

‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ is a national campaign comprising television adverts, outdoor billboards and online advertising.

Read the alcohol responsibility case study