SABMiller, a leading global brewer, unveiled its first ever brewery in Namibia located within close proximity of the capital city, Windhoek. Construction at the $39 million worth brewery started in May last year. “This brewery is an example of us delivering on the promise that we made to the community and government of Namibia that our beer will be brewed, bottled and consumed locally.At SABMiller Namibia, we believe the most effective way to fulfil our responsibilities is to maximise the success of our business,” said SABMiller Namibia managing director, Cobus Bruwer. SABMiller’s new facility confirms its readiness to deepen its African presence. The new brewery will use 3,25 hectolitres (hl) of water for every hectolitre of beer produced in its first year of operation with its 2018 target being 3,10 hl. SABMiller is the world’s second-largest brewer measured by revenues and is also a major bottler of Coca -Cola. The company has primary listing on the London Stock Exchange. SABMiller brands include famous international beers and it also own over 150 market-leading brands.
The origins of the SABMiller date back to the foundation of South African Breweries in 1895.For many decades the operations of South African Breweries were mainly limited to southern Africa, where it had established a dominant position in the market, until 1990 when it began investing in Europe.