SABMiller is one of the world’s leading brewers with more than 200 beer brands and some 70,000 employees in over 75 countries. We also have growing businesses in soft drinks and we are one of the world’s largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products. Our brewing and beverage operations in Africa cover 15 countries. A further 21 are covered through a strategic alliance with the Castel group. In most of these countries we are the number one brewer by market share. We bottle soft drinks for The Coca-Cola Company in 20 of our African markets (in alliance with Castel in 14 of these markets).
SABMiller enters the Nigerian beer market by acquiring an interest in Pabod Breweries in Port Harcourt. SABMiller also agrees to acquire an interest in Voltic International Inc. Voltic has water businesses in Ghana and Nigeria. SABmiller Plc has built an over 100million dollars beer brewery at Onitsha, it represents the highest foreign direct investment in Nigeria in recent times. And the brewery is about to start production.