Year of investment
Number of breweries
Number of bottling plants
Number of sorghum breweries
Total size of beer market (hl 000)
Beer consumption per capita (litres)
- Company names
- Zambian Breweries
- National Breweries Plc
- Heinrich’s Syndicate Ltd
Managing Director, Zambian Breweries plc
Executive Director, National Breweries plc
SABMiller is invited to participate in the privatisation of Zambian Breweries in 1994.
Zambian Breweries plc (ZBL) is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange.
ZBL acquires the Ndola Brewery.
SABMiller acquires National Breweries plc (NBL). NBL produces Chibuku, the traditional opaque beer made from maize and 30% is sold to the public through the stock exchange.
ZBL acquires the Coca-Cola franchise for Zambia, which consists of bottling plants in Kitwe and Lusaka.
The Lusaka operations are transferred to the ZBL site.
SABMiller Africa acquires a non alcoholic maize beverage business with ‘Super Maheu No.1’, as its primary brand.
US$260m investment programme to fund capacity expansion in Uganda, Ghana, Zambia and Tanzania announced in November.
Campaign to clear up the streets
National Breweries Plc has initiated an anti-litter campaign which has included the placement of anti-litter posters in English and two other local languages.
National campaign in Zambia
A recent billboard campaign aimed to promote responsible consumption to consumers in Lusaka. The billboards carried three key messages focusing on:
- Discouraging drink driving;
- Discouraging underage drinking; and
- Encouraging responsible consumption.