Year of investment (Zambian Breweries Plc)
Year of investment (National Breweries Plc)
Number of breweries
Number of bottling plants
Number of sorghum breweries
Total size of beer market (hl 000)
Beer consumption per capita (litres)
SABMiller is invited to participate in the privatisation of Zambian Breweries Plc in 1994.
Zambian Breweries Plc (ZBL) is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange.
ZBL acquires the Ndola Brewery.
SABMiller acquires National Breweries Plc (NBL). NBL produces Chibuku, the traditional opaque beer made from maize and 30% is sold to the public through the stock exchange.
ZBL acquires the Coca-Cola franchise for Zambia, which consists of bottling plants in Kitwe and Lusaka.
The Lusaka operations are transferred to the ZBL site.
SABMiller Africa acquires a non alcoholic maize beverage business with ‘Super Maheu No.1’, as its primary brand.
US$260m investment programme to fund capacity expansion in Uganda, Ghana, Zambia and Tanzania announced in November.
Expanding the Water Futures partnership
In 2012, a new project in Zambia was added to the Water Futures partnership. It focuses on protecting the Itawa Springs which are at risk from pollution and degradation and are an important source of water for people and industry (including Zambian Breweries) in the city of Ndola.
Supporting young entrepreneurs
Zambian Breweries has joined the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in a 60 million Kuatcha (US$ 11.43 million) project to develop youth entrepreneurs in the Copperbelt Province. The project aims to discourage long-term dependency and to give aspiring entrepreneurs the support they need to start their own business. 30 people participated in the first phase of the project.