Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), originally known as Overseas Breweries Limited, was established in 1931, becoming the first brewery in the then Gold Coast. In 1975, the locally registered Accra Brewery Limited acquired Overseas Breweries assets.
Today, Accra Brewery Limited is a public company engaged in the manufacture, marketing and distribution of beer, sparkling soft drinks and non-alcoholic malt beverages. Its flagship brand is the iconic Club Premium Lager, which has been a part of every single milestone in Ghana’s history since 1931. ABL’s other brands are Castle Milk Stout, Stone Lager, Club Shandy, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Chibuku Shake Shake, Beta Malt, Club Cola, Club Muscatella, Club Orange, Club Soda and Club Quinine Tonic. As a subsidiary of SABMiller Plc, ABL understands that its profitability depends on healthy communities, growing economies and the responsible use of scarce natural resources. These issues are therefore integrated into the business through SABMiller’s 5 Shared Imperatives. ABL’s mission is to own and nurture local and international brands that are the first choice of consumers and customers in Ghana.
SABMiller plc is in the beer and soft drinks business. We are the world’s second largest brewing company and the leading or number two brewer in 95% of the markets where we operate. We are also one of the world’s largest bottlers of Coca-Cola drinks and we produce a portfolio of wholly owned soft drinks brands. We are a FTSE-20 company, with shares trading on the London Stock Exchange, and are also listed on the Johannesburg and New York stock exchanges. We operate in more than 80 countries with around 70,000 employees. The group’s brand portfolio includes leading local brands such as Aguila (Colombia), Castle (South Africa), Miller Lite (USA), Snow (China), Victoria Bitter (Australia) and Tyskie (Poland) as well as global brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch. Every minute of every day, close to 140,000 bottles of SABMiller beer are sold and we have more beer brands in the world’s top 50 than any other brewer. In the year to 31 March 2014, the group sold over 315 million hectolitres of lager, soft drinks and other alcoholic beverages, generating net producer revenues of $26.72 billion and earnings before interest, tax and amortisation (EBITA) of $6.45 billion.