Year of investment
Number of bottling plants
Total size of beer market (hl 000)
Beer consumption per capita (litres)
- Keringet Pure Natural Mineral water – still,
- Keringet Sparkling Water – carbonated,
- PUR AQUA Spring Water,
- Keringet Finest,
- Castle Lite,
- Castle Lager,
- Castle Milk Stout,
- Peroni Nastro Azzurro,
- Miller Genuine Draft,
- Redd's Premium Dry,
Volume (hl 000)
litres per capita
Source: Forecast figures for 2012 from Plato Logic, March 2013.
Current business profile
Crown Beverages Ltd is the largest and most reputable bottler of natural mineral water in East Africa. With a work force of 235, it has established itself as the face and name of the regional mineral water market through parallel brands that lead in different segments of the consumer market, with an average market share of 40 per cent. SABMiller imports and distributes lager to the market.
The company was originally launched as Crown Foods Limited, and became a subsidiary of SABMiller plc.
A change of name to Crown Beverages Limited, coinciding with the acquisition of the company by SABMiller was effected, to better reflect the company's offerings and capabilities in the water market.