SABMiller RUS opens Greenfield brewery in Ulyanovsk. (Translation)
14 October 2010
October 13, 2010, Ulyanovsk, Russia
SABMiller RUS, a subsidiary of one of the world's leading brewing companies, SABMiller plc, announced the opening of its Greenfield brewery in Ulyanovsk. The opening ceremony took place in Ulyanovsk on October 13th, 2010.
The Ulyanovsk brewery of SABMiller RUS is in compliance with world-class manufacturing standards and is equipped with the latest technologies. The plant is located on a 38-hectare site in the industrial area of the Zavolzhsky region of Ulyanovsk City. Construction on the project started in 2008, with the first production coming off the lines in the spring of 2009.
The brewery, with an overall investment of 7.2 bln Rbs, has an initial capacity of 3 million hl/year. The project has resulted in the creation of direct employment for over 300 local people.
Grant HARRIES, Managing Director SABMiller RUS, LLC:
"As we sought to increase our capacity in the Russian market, the commitment to economical and social development by the government of the Ulyanovsk Region made it an attractive area for us to invest in. In addition to the investment associated with the building of the brewery, SABMiller RUS is committed to investing in the broader society through our corporate social investment and other sustainable development projects. We are committed to being a trustworthy partner of the government of Ulyanovsk and fully support their policy of attracting further investments to the region ."
Sergey Morozov, Governor, Ulyanovsk region:
"The brewery of SABMiller RUS is truly in line with the best industrial spaces of leading world companies. This is why the opening of the plant is significant for the Ulyanovsk region. By using brand-new technology in its production process and creating adequate work conditions for its employees, this enterprise meets the highest world standards. For the region this project is definitely very important. I am sure that the successful implementation of this project will have a positive influence on the future cooperation of our region with leading international companies. The company will endow the economical development of the Ulyanovsk region."
In addition to the business activities of the company in the Ulyanovsk region, SABMiller RUS is working in close cooperation with the regional government. They aim to combine efforts with the goal of improvement of the social prosperity of the region.
SABMiller RUS is a subsidiary of one of the world's leading brewing companies, SABMiller plc. In Russia the company has operated since 1998, when its first brewery in Kaluga was launched. For 11 years of successful operations in Russia, overall corporate investments exceeded $700 million. SABMiller RUS is one of the leading brewing companies in Russia with a value share of 10,8% and volume share of 7% (according to ACNielsen data, December 2009). Today there are over 2000 employees across the country and three production sites: in Kaluga, Vladivostok and Ulyanovsk. The company portfolio comprises of such well-known international brands as Miller Genuine Draft, Pilsner Urquell, Velkopopovicky Kozel, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch, and beloved local premiums, the "Zolotaya Bochka," "Try Bogatyrya" and "Simbirskoye" beer brands. The quality of the product is guaranteed by world-class manufacturing standards that are set at all SABMiller breweries across the world and allow constant process and technological innovation at all stages of the production cycle.
Dmitry Ross, phone: +7.495.2278460
This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on www.sabmiller.com. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist.
Note, the news release was first published in its local market on 13/10/2010.