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Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) is established as Overseas Brewery Limited – the first brewery built in the European tradition in West Africa.
Club Lager becomes the first local Ghanaian clear beer brand and proves popular throughout West Africa during the Second World War. Club Minerals included Colas, Ginger Ale, Quinine Tonic and Muscatella.
ABL is listed in 1995. South African Breweries acquires nearly 70% of the shares and a management contract in 1997.
SABMiller acquires majority stake in Voltic - the market leader in bottled water production in Ghana with an 85% share of the mineral water market.
ABL is delisted with SABMiller taking full ownership.
US$260m investment programme to fund capacity expansion in Uganda, Ghana, Zambia and Tanzania announced in November.
Cassava beer launched in another African country
Building on the success of the world's first commercial-scale, cassava-based clear beer in Mozambique in 2011, Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) in Ghana has launched its Eagle cassava beer.
Social investment has been, and remains, a core value of Voltic Ghana Limited. The bottled water business runs a number of corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives encompassing sport, local festivals and partnerships with NGOs.