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NIGERIAN BREWERIES

Last update 13 days ago

Industry Beverages & Wines (28)
Victoria Island, Nigeria
Workforce 1,001 - 5,000 employees Listed on NSE-Nigeria (NB)

+234 1 271 7400

Email info@nbplc.com Website


We are proudly Nigeria’s pioneer and largest Brewing firm. Our company was incorporated in 1946 and in June 1949, we recorded a landmark when the first bottle of STAR lager beer rolled off our Lagos Brewery bottling lines. This first brewery in Lagos has undergone several optimization processes and as at today boasts of one of the most modern brew house in the country.

In 1957, we commissioned our second brewery in Aba. The Aba Brewery has also recently undergone several optimization processes and has been fitted with best in brewery technology. In 1963 we commissioned our Kaduna Brewery while Ibadan Brewery came on stream in 1982. In 1993, we acquired our fifth brewery in Enugu. A sixth brewery, sited at Ama-eke in 9th Mile, Enugu was commissioned and christened Ama Brewery in October 2003. Ama Brewery is today the biggest and most modern brewery in Nigeria.

Operations in the Old Enugu Brewery were however discontinued in 2004. We acquired a malting Plant in Aba in 2008.

In October 2011, our company bought majority equity interests in Sona Systems Associates Business Management Limited, (Sona Systems) and Life Breweries company Limited from Heineken N.V. This followed Heineken’s acquisition of controlling interests in five breweries in Nigeria from Sona Group in January 2011. Sona Systems’ two breweries in Ota and Kaduna, and Life Breweries in Onitsha have now become part of Nigerian Breweries Plc, together with the three brands: Goldberg lager, Malta Gold and Life Continental lager.

In 2014, we got approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the respective shareholders of both Nigerian Breweries Plc and Consolidated Breweries Plc to merge the operations of both companies. The merger became final on December 31, 2014

Following the successful merger, we now have three additional breweries in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Awo-Omamma in Imo State and Makurdi in Benue State. The merger also brought an additional seven brands into our portfolio.

Thus, from that humble beginning in 1946, our company has now grown into a Brewing Company with 11 breweries, 2 malting plants and 26 Sales depots from which our high quality products are distributed to all parts of Nigeria.

Nigerian Breweries Plc has a growing export business which covers global sales and marketing of our brands and dates back to 1986. NB Plc offers sales, logistics and marketing support to make our brands shelf-ready in international markets, including world-class outlets such as TESCO and ASDA Stores in the United Kingdom. Our brands are available in over thirteen countries, across the United Kingdom, South Africa, Middle-East, West Africa and the United States of America.

History

1946

UAC and Heineken sign a contract for incorporation of Nigerian Brewery limited in Lagos. (November)

1949

First bottle of Star Lager beer rolls off the bottling line. (June)

1951

Nigerian Breweries introduces the cartoon character, ‘Sammy Sparkle’

1955

Work commences on the Aba Brewery. (May)

1957

First bottle of Star lager rolls off the Aba plant. (May)
Nigerian Brewery Limited becomes Nigerian Breweries Limited

1960

Expansion work on Lagos Brewery is completed.

1962

Nigerian Breweries voluntarily offers 10 per cent of its shares to Nigerians

1964

Nigerian Breweries obtains a franchise from Schweppes International to bottle its wide range of products; 
Kaduna Brewery is commissioned.

1965

Nigerian Breweries enters into a franchise agreement with Heineken & Co. to brew the Heineken lager locally in Nigeria.

1966

Another franchise is obtained from L. Rose & Co. Limited to produce a range of squash drinks in Nigeria.

1967

Nigerian Breweries sets up a public relations unit to project a positive image of the company.

1970

Gulder is born

1971

Nigerian Breweries’ Training School is established in Iganmu, Lagos.

1976

Maltina is born.

1977

The importation of Heineken beer is stopped

1981

The Company registers the sales of Green Sands Shandy.

1982

Ibadan Brewery is commissioned.

1983

Nigerian Breweries enters into an agreement with Guinness (Nigeria) to promote the search for the cultivation of barley around Lake Chad basin.

1985

Rex Beer is introduced.

1990

Star news and NBL News, both company magazines, are changed respectively to Nibrew News after the company becomes Nigerian Breweries Plc.

1992

Legend Extra Stout is born. (June)

1994

Amstel Malta is introduced (November);
Nigerian Breweries establishes a N100 million Education trust Fund for active participation in the funding of education.

1996

Maltina Fruity Variants (Strawberry and Exotic Fruits) officially launched. (September)

1996

Nigerian Breweries enters into yet another franchise with Cadbury Beverages International of the UK to re-introduce the Schweppes range. (December)

1997

Crush orange drink is added to the company’s stable.

1998

Nigerian Breweries wins the Diamond Award for Excellence in recognition of the outstanding performance in the bottling and marketing of the Schweppes range of carbonated soft drinks in Nigeria.

1999

Heineken introduces the Information System for Heineken Africa (ISHA), a high-speed upgrade of the existing Lotus Notes, predicated on a Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure.
Nigerian Breweries enters into a joint venture partnership with the French company, Perrier Vittel MT. (November).

Mid 90's

Utilises consumer relationship-building mega events as avenues for consolidating existing relationships through music. (Star Mega Jam & Star Trek)

2000

  • Nigerian Breweries becomes a subsidiary of Heineken.
  • Heineken takes over control of Nigerian Breweries;
  • Maltina with Pineapple is launched (July); Wins for the second time, the Africa Beer Award.
  • Foundation stone of Ama Brewery is laid by Governor Chimaroke nnamani, in Umuzeani Vilage, Udi Local Governement Area of Enugu State. (April)

2001

  • Nigerian Breweries sells its Schweppes franchise to the Nigerian Bottling Company. (August)
  • Wins for the second time, the PEARL (Performance, Earnings and Returns Leadership) Award. (September)
  • Named ‘Quoted Company of the Year’ bt the Nigerian Stock Exchange
  • Wins Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Merit Award; Leadership Watch Achievement Award
  • Wins Nigerian Conservation Award; the Company bids farewell to soft drinks Business.

2002

The new bottling line at Ibadan Brewery is commissioned; Nigerian Breweries team wins the Heineken World’s Business Challenge Award.

2003

President Obasanjo commissions Ama Brewery (October)

  • Nigerian Breweries resumes export of its products 
  • Total Production Management (TPM) programme is introduced in Lagos and Ibadan Breweries after it was first introduced in Ama Brewery.

2004

  •  Ama brewery produces its first Heineken beer in small 33cl. Bottles. (June)
  • The large Heineken 60cl. Bottle is introduced.
  • Amstel Malta Box Office reality show is introduced.
  • The National Reading Competition begins in about 20,000 schools nationwide. (September)

2005

 

  • Nigerian Breweries wins the trophy for Best Cost-Saving Company in the Heineken Group. Maltina Sip-It is launched

2006

  • Enters into an agreement with the management of the National Arts Theatre in Lagos to refurbish part of its facilities. (August)
  • Gulder Max is introduced. (September)
  • Gulder Draught is introduced
  • Nigerian Breweries clocks 60. (November)

2007

The Company started producing some of its brands in Cans.

2011

Sona Breweries was acquired bringing brand portfolio to 11.

2014

  • Nigerian Breweries merged with Consolidated Breweries; bringing brand portfolio to 19 brands and our SKU’s to 59.
  • Ace Passion launched

2015

Ace Roots launched.

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