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- Faru Dark Lager,
- Ndovu Special Malt,
- Castle Lite,
- Redd's Premium Original,
- Miller Genuine Draft,
- Peroni Nastro Azzurro,
- Castle Lager,
- Grand Malt,
- Vita Malt,
- Maltiza Pine,
- Maltiza Apple,
- Castle Milk Stout,
- Eagle Lager,
- Eagle Dark Lager,
- Balimi Extra Lager,
- Safari Sparkling Wwater,
- Bia bingwa,
Tanganyika Breweries is established.
At Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, the name is changed to Tanzanian Breweries (TBL). The company is nationalised between 1967 and 1974.
SABMiller is invited to participate in an auction process to privatise 50% of the Tanzanian Breweries.
Funding is secured to complete the Mwanza Brewery.
The IPO of TBL on the Tanzanian Stock Exchange takes place.
TBL acquires a fourth brewery in Moshi and agrees to brew and distribute EABL brands in Tanzania under a licence agreement.
EABL takes a 20% shareholding in TBL and closes its Kibo subsidiary. Brands previously produced and sold by Kibo are now produced and sold under licence by TBL.
New brewery in Mbeya successfully commissioned in the second half of the year.
Arrangement with East Africa Breweries (EABL) to brew and distribute their products terminated in final quarter of the year.
TBL starts commences exports to Zambia.
US$260m investment programme to fund capacity expansion in Uganda, Ghana, Zambia and Tanzania announced in November.
EABL announces the disposal of its 20% shareholding in TBL by way of a public offer through the Dar-es-Salaam Stock Exchange.
In January SABMiller acquired an additional 2.9% effective interest in TBL following the public offer, increasing our effective interest to 36%.
Tackling malaria in Tanzania
Malaria is the leading cause of death in Tanzania, particularly among children under five. In a population of about 34 million, there are over 16 million cases a year.