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

SABMiller India



Grant Liversage
Managing Director

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Brand portfolio

Main brands

  • Haywards 5000 logo
  • Royal Challenge logo
  • Fosters logo
  • Miller High Life logo

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SAB enters the Indian market through a JV, and later acquisition of Narang Breweries


The company acquires Mysore Breweries with 2 breweries in west and south


The company forms a joint venture with Shaw Wallace & Company Ltd and acquires Rochees Breweries


SABMiller acquires Shaw Wallace’s share of its joint venture and becomes the country’s second largest brewer


The company purchases Foster’s India. Hayward’s Black, India’s first stout beer, is launched


SABMiller introduces Peroni Nastro Azzurro to India


SABMiller India launches Indus Pride, India’s first 100% malt beer in Rajasthan.


Launched the iconic American beer, Miller High Life and introduced the strong variants of Foster's in key states across the country and Royal Challenge Strong in South India


Re-launched Indus Pride, India's specialty beer brewed with authentic Indian spices in four variants- Citrusy Coriander, Citrusy Cardamom, Spicy Fennel and Fiery Cinnamon

Sustainable development

People buying Haywards 5000

Taking testing to truckers in India

SABMiller constantly monitors the prevalence of HIV/Aids in each of the countries in which it operates. In India, though the national prevalence remains below 1%, we know that some groups are more vulnerable than others due to the nature of their work. The stigma surrounding HIV/Aids is also a problem: there are often barriers to talking about sexual behaviour (especially with colleagues and in front of fellow workers) and, in some cases, there is a fear of testing.

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Alcohol responsibility

Driving Campaign Poster for India

India - Getting party-goers home safely

In India, statistics show that the most number of accidental deaths in the country are primarily due to drink driving. In recognition of the situation, SABMiller India has launched a campaign that goes beyond spreading awareness of responsible consumption to offer a safe solution.

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