NewsSouthern AfricaHeineken to open $100 mln brewery in Mozambique in 2019

Mon,18Dec2017

Posted on Monday, 04 December 2017 15:40

Heineken to open $100 mln brewery in Mozambique in 2019

By Reuters

 In this Aug. 14, 2012 file photo,a worker unloads a truck delivering Heineken beer to a pub before its opening hours in Singapore. Photo: Wong Maye-E/AP/SIPAHeineken will open a $100 million brewery in Mozambique, its first production facility in the southern African nation, the brewer said on Monday.

 The world's second-largest brewer plans to start production at the 0.8 million hectoliters capacity plant in the capital Maputo in the first half of 2019, it said in a statement.

Heineken, which also brews Amstel and Sagres, opened a marketing office in Mozambique last year, importing products to compete in a market where AB Inbev's 2M is entrenched.

AB Inbev last year took over SABMiller, gaining a brewery in Mozambique among a host of assets worldwide.

Long-term economic perspectives

"We are delighted to enter Mozambique, where we see promising long-term economic perspectives," said Heineken's managing director for East and West Africa Boudewijn Haarsma.

Heineken built a brewery in neighbouring South Africa less than a decade ago after ending a deal with SABMiller for brewing Amstel beer.

 



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