Year of investment
Number of breweries
Total size of beer market (hl 000)
Beer consumption per capita (litres)
Share of total beer market*
* Management estimates
Volume (hl 000)
litres per capita
* Source: Forecast figures for 2012 from Plato Logic, March 2013
Current business profile
Grolsch became part of the SABMiller group in February 2008. The company brews beer solely for the premium market and its flagship brand, Grolsch, is widely known for its unique swingtop bottle. Grolsch's domestic lager volumes were up 1% in 2013 in a highly competitive environment.
Investor relations contact
Tristan van Strien
Senior Manager, Beer industry regional focus: Europe
Tel: +44 20 7659 0136
Fax: +44 20 7569 0135
'Lean and Green' deliveries in the Netherlands
As part of the Dutch government's Lean and Green initiative, our business in the Netherlands undertook to cut CO2 emissions from its distribution activities by 20% between 2007 and 2012. Other leading organisations making the same commitment included Hema, Coca-Cola and Douwe Egberts.
Lighter tops for Grolsch bottles
Famous for minimising its impact on the environment, Royal Grolsch is continuously making efforts to design sustainable, lightweight packaging, to reuse bottles and to encourage recycling.