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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
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.
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.