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The Laurentina Brewery starts out as The Victoria Ice and Soft Drink Plant.
The iconic Laurentina brand is launched in Maputo.
The Mac Mahon Brewery is built. This is where the name of Mozambique’s most popular mainstream brand – 2M – comes from.
A brewery is established in Biera.
SAB Ltd acquires the Maputo and Beira breweries, which become known as Cervejas de Moçambique (CDM)
CDM acquires the Laurentina brand and restructures its combined brewing assets to operate from one site.
CDM becomes the first company to list on the Maputo stock exchange, with a free float of some 25%.
CDM builds and commissions a new brewery in Nampula.
Impala - from subsistence farming to cash crop
In October 2011 in Mozambique, we launched the first-ever commercial-scale, cassava-based clear beer – Impala.