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Vital statistics

23.11

Population (millions)

1995

Year of investment

3

Number of breweries

2

Number of sorghum breweries

2,0261

Total size of beer market (hl 000)

91

Beer consumption per capita (litres)

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

Cervejas de Moçambique

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Brand portfolio

Main brands

  • 2M logo
  • Raiz logo
  • Laurentina Preta logo
  • Laurentina,
  • Manica,
  • Impala,
  • Castle Lite,
  • Castle,
  • Grolsch,
  • Chibuku ,
  • Barons,
  • Redd's

History

1912

The Laurentina Brewery starts out as The Victoria Ice and Soft Drink Plant.

1932

The iconic Laurentina brand is launched in Maputo.

1965

The Mac Mahon Brewery is built. This is where the name of Mozambique’s most popular mainstream brand – 2M – comes from.

1966

A brewery is established in Biera.

1995

SAB Ltd acquires the Maputo and Beira breweries, which become known as Cervejas de Moçambique (CDM)

2001

CDM acquires the Laurentina brand and restructures its combined brewing assets to operate from one site.

2002

CDM becomes the first company to list on the Maputo stock exchange, with a free float of some 25%.

2010

CDM builds and commissions a new brewery in Nampula.

Sustainable development

Man holding Cassava crops

Impala - from subsistence farming to cash crop

In October 2011 in Mozambique, we launched the first-ever commercial-scale, cassava-based clear beer – Impala.

Read the sustainable development case study