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Vital statistics

3.41

Population (millions)

2005

Year of investment

1

Number of breweries

2

Number of bottling plants

2,9481

Total size of beer market (hl 000)

881

Beer consumption per capita (litres)

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

Cervecería Nacional, S.A.

Website

www.cerveceria-nacional.com

Management

Chris Ritchie,
Chief Executive Officer

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Brand portfolio

Beer

  • Atlas logo
  • Balboa logo
  • Miller Genuine Draft logo

Soft drinks

  • Pepsi logo
  • Miller Lite,
  • Grolsh,
  • Orange Crush,
  • Squirt,
  • Mirinda,
  • Canada Dry,
  • 7up,
  • Malta Vigor,
  • Brisa Water

History

1909

Foundation of Panama brewing and refrigerating company, parent company of CNSA.

1910

Launch of the first national beer: Balboa.

1937

Foundation of the first carbonated beverage company in the country: Canada Dry

1939

Cervecería Nacional is formed following the merger of Panama's three largest breweries. Panama Brewing and refrigerating company, Milwaukee brewing and Atlantic Brewing and refrigerating company.

1995

The company acquires the franchise to distribute Pepsi Cola along with a number of other prestigious soft drinks brands.

2001

Cervecería Nacional becomes part of the Bavaria group.

2005

SABMiller acquires Bavaria.

Sustainable development

Waste Panama nearing zero waste to landfill

Nearing zero waste to landfill

In 2004, 17% of the solid waste such as cardboard, paper, plastic, PET bottles, wood pallets, Aluminium cans, paper and plastic bags and metals various, produced at Cervecería Nacional's brewery in Panama was sent to municipal solid waste landfills.

Read the sustainable development case study