Compañía de las Cervecerías Unidas
|Traded as||BCS: CCU
|Industry||Beverages & Foods|
|Key people||Andrónico Luksic Craig, (Chairman)
Patricio Jottar, (CEO)
|Revenue||US$ 2.2 billion (2012)|
|Net income||US$ 232.5 million (2012)|
CCU is a Chilean producer of diversified beverages founded in 1902. The company produces both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, also operating in the food sector. They have operations in Chile and Argentina.
CCU is notably far from obscurity in South America, and is somewhat diverse. It is Chile's largest brewer, the second largest brewer in Argentina, the third largest soft drink producer in Chile, the second largest wine producer, the largest bottler of mineral water and nectar in Chile, one of the largest pisco producers in the region, and it participates in the candy manufacturing business in Chile.
The CCU product portfolio includes its own brands, as well as licensed and imported brands, maintaining licensing agreements and / or joint ventures with Heineken International N.V., Anheuser-Busch Inc. (now a wholly owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev N.V.), PepsiCo Inc., Paulaner Brewery GmbH & Co. KG, (Brau Holding International GmbH & Co. KGaA) Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (formerly Cadbury Schweppes), Guinness Brewery (a subsidiary of Diageo Plc), and Societe des Produits Nestlé S.A..