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Vital statistics


Population (millions)


Year of investment


Number of breweries


Total size of beer market (hl 000)


Beer consumption per capita (litres)

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

Royal Grolsch N.V.



Tom Verhaegen
Managing Director


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Brand portfolio

Main brands

  • Grolsch logo

Grolsch Stender, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell, De Klok, Tyskie, Lech, Grimbergen


Share of total beer market*

Bar graph of Total share of beer market


* Management estimates

Volume (hl 000)

Five-year summary
Bar graph of Volume (hl 000) - Two-year summary
  2011 2012 2013
Total 1,610 1,589 1,572

Beer consumption*

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litres per capita

* Source: Forecast figures for 2012 from Plato Logic, March 2013

Current business profile

Grolsch became part of the SABMiller group in February 2008. The company brews beer solely for the premium market and its flagship brand, Grolsch, is widely known for its unique swingtop bottle. Grolsch's domestic lager volumes were up 1% in 2013 in a highly competitive environment.

Investor relations contact

Tristan van Strien
Senior Manager, Beer industry regional focus: Europe
Tel: +44 20 7659 0136
Fax: +44 20 7569 0135

Sustainable development

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'Lean and Green' deliveries in the Netherlands

As part of the Dutch government's Lean and Green initiative, our business in the Netherlands undertook to cut CO2 emissions from its distribution activities by 20% between 2007 and 2012. Other leading organisations making the same commitment included Hema, Coca-Cola and Douwe Egberts.

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Sustainable development

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Lighter tops for Grolsch bottles

Famous for minimising its impact on the environment, Royal Grolsch is continuously making efforts to design sustainable, lightweight packaging, to reuse bottles and to encourage recycling.

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