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. We bottle soft drinks for The Coca-Cola Company in El Salvador and Honduras, and for Pepsico International in Panama.
Regional office: Bogotá, Colombia.
Quarterly divisional seminar
Hosted by Karl Lippert, President of SABMiller Latin America.
SABMiller Latin America
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History 2001 - 2010
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.
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.
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.
SABMiller plc announces that it has acquired Cervecería Argentina S.A. Isenbeck (“CASA Isenbeck”), the third largest brewer in Argentina, from the Warsteiner Group.
Bavaria, brewer of Aguila, has developed a robust approach to business ethics over the past five years in support of SABMiller’s commitment to the UN Global Compact and recognising the benefits for developing trusting relationships with stakeholders and employees, and building reputation and corporate standing.
Turning waste into forest
At our San Juan brewery in Peru, we are using waste from the production of Pilsen Callao – one of the country’s most popular beers – to support a substantial reforestation project in the local area, so contributing to conservation and biodiversity, and restoring the natural environment for the local community to enjoy.