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Latin America

  • Significant businesses with production operations
  • Selling operations and major export markets
  • Associates

Our primary brewing and beverage operations cover six countries across South and Central America (Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, and Peru). In each of these countries, we are the number one brewer by market share. We are also the third largest brewer in Argentina,  and we export to Bolivia, Chile and Paraguay. We bottle soft drinks for The Coca-Cola Company in El Salvador and Honduras, and for Pepsico International in Panama.

Regional office, Miami USA

Quarterly divisional seminar

March 2013

Hosted by Karl Lippert, President of SABMiller Latin America.

Overview page

Quarterly divisional seminar slide

Karl Lippert
President,
SABMiller Latin America

Vital statistics

1993

Year of investment

2,112

EBITA (US$m)

172

Total number of breweries

152

Total number of bottling plants

29,8823

Total average number of employees

  1. For year ended 31 March 2013 - includes share of results of associates and JVs.
  2. Figures relate to subsidiaries only
  3. Average for year ended 31 March 2013 - subsidiaries only.

Total volumes sold (hl 000)

43,007

Lager

17,866

Soft drinks

Careers

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Current operations

Selling operations

Brand portfolio

Key brands

  • Aguila logo
  • Club Colombia logo
  • Club logo
  • Pilsener logo
  • Cristal logo
  • Atlas logo
  • Redd's Premium Original logo

History 2001 - 2010

Historial document
2001

SAB becomes the first international brewer to enter Central America when it acquires Honduran brewer, Cervecería Hondureña. The company also forms a joint venture with El Salvador Beverages Business, a brewery and sparkling beverage distributor.

In November, the company becomes the sole brewer and the bottler for The Coca-Cola Company in Honduras and El Salvador.

2005

SABMiller acquires a majority interest in Bavaria S.A., South America's second largest brewer. This gives the company the leading beer market share positions in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Panama.

2009

Our Colombian subsidiary Bavaria S.A. disposes of its Agra Brisa bottled water business and assets. The Brisa operations in Panama are excluded from the transaction.

2010

SABMiller plc announces that it has acquired Cervecería Argentina S.A. Isenbeck (“CASA Isenbeck”), the third largest brewer in Argentina, from the Warsteiner Group.

Sustainable development

Couple enjoying a beer

Supporting 300 small and micro-scale entrepreneurs in El Salvador

This year 300 entrepreneurs graduated from Industrias La Constancia's capacity-building programme, Progresando Juntos ('Growing Together'), which aims to support micro and small-scale enterprises – one of the most important sectors in El Salvador´s economy.

Read the sustainable development case study

Alcohol responsibility

non-alcoholic beer

We can all be parents

In Colombia, Bavaria promotes a zero-tolerance approach to selling alcohol to underage people through its We can all be parents campaign.

Read the alcohol responsibility case study