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Vital statistics

24.91

Population (millions)

1997

Year of investment

1

Number of breweries

1

Number of sorghum breweries

3

Number of bottling plants

1,7641

Total size of beer market (hl 000)

71

Beer consumption per capita (litres)

  • 1 Forecast figures for 2012 from Plato Logic, March 2013.
Company name

Accra Brewery Limited
Voltic (GH) Limited

Management

Gregory Metcalf, Managing Director

Contacts

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Careers

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Brand portfolio

Beer

  • Club Premium Lager logo
  • Castle Milk Stout logo
  • Stone Strong Lager  logo
  • Eagle Lager,
  • Castle Milk Malt,
  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro,
  • Club Shandy,
  • Chibuku Shake Shake,
  • Chairman Malt Liquor

Soft drinks

  • Voltic Mineral Water logo
  • Club Minerals

History

1931

Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) is established as Overseas Brewery Limited – the first brewery built in the European tradition in West Africa.

1933-45

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.

1995-97

ABL is listed in 1995. South African Breweries acquires nearly 70% of the shares and a management contract in 1997.

2009

SABMiller acquires majority stake in Voltic - the market leader in bottled water production in Ghana with an 85% share of the mineral water market.

2011

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.

Sustainable development

Man drinking an Eagle beer

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.

Read the sustainable development case study

Alcohol responsibility

Accra Brewery workers

Responsible retailing

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.

Read the alcohol responsibility case study