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Vital statistics

14.01

Population (millions)

1994

Year of investment (Zambian Breweries Plc)

1999

Year of investment (National Breweries Plc)

2

Number of breweries

3

Number of bottling plants

5

Number of sorghum breweries

1,1641

Total size of beer market (hl 000)

81

Beer consumption per capita (litres)

  • 1 Forecast figures for 2012 from Plato Logic, March 2013.
Company names
  • Zambian Breweries Plc
  • National Breweries Plc
  • Heinrich’s Syndicate Ltd
Management

Anele Malumo
Managing Director, Zambian Breweries Plc

David Cason
Executive Director, National Breweries Plc

Contacts

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Careers

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Brand portfolio

Beer

  • Castle Lager logo
  • Mosi logo
  • Chibuku logo
  • Chibuku Super,
  • Mosi Gold,
  • Eagle Lager,
  • Redd's,
  • Castle Lite,
  • Carling Black Label,
  • Ohlsson's

Soft drinks

  • Coca-Cola logo
  • Fanta logo
  • Sprite logo
  • Super Maheu

History

1994

SABMiller is invited to participate in the privatisation of Zambian Breweries Plc in 1994.

1998

Zambian Breweries Plc (ZBL) is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange.

1999

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.

2002

ZBL acquires the Coca-Cola franchise for Zambia, which consists of bottling plants in Kitwe and Lusaka.

2003

The Lusaka operations are transferred to the ZBL site.

2009

SABMiller Africa acquires a non alcoholic maize beverage business with ‘Super Maheu No.1’, as its primary brand.

2011

US$260m investment programme to fund capacity expansion in Uganda, Ghana, Zambia and Tanzania announced in November.

Sustainable development

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Expanding the Water Futures partnership

In 2012, a new project in Zambia was added to the Water Futures partnership. It focuses on protecting the Itawa Springs which are at risk from pollution and degradation and are an important source of water for people and industry (including Zambian Breweries) in the city of Ndola.

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Sustainable development

Supporting young entrepreneurs

Zambian Breweries has joined the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in a 60 million Kuatcha (US$ 11.43 million) project to develop youth entrepreneurs in the Copperbelt Province. The project aims to discourage long-term dependency and to give aspiring entrepreneurs the support they need to start their own business. 30 people participated in the first phase of the project.

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