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|Key people||Gino di Domenico, (CEO)|
|Products||Beers and Soft drinks|
|Revenue||US$ 1.7 billion (2012)|
|Net income||- US$ 41.8 million (2012) |
|Parent||Kirin Brewery Company|
Brasil Kirin previously known as Schincariol is the second largest Brazilian brewery and beverage company, after AmBev. The company was founded in 1939 and since 2011 is a subsidiary of Japanese beverage company Kirin Brewery Company and have many competitors such as AmBev, FEMSA, Grupo Petrópolis, Heineken and others.
There are 13 Brasil Kirin factories/breweries around Brazil and 10 distribution centers, with the company headquarters situated at the city of Itu, São Paulo state. The company produces about 3.0 billion liters of beer a year, and exports its products to the Mercosul, Europe, United States, Asia and Oceania. By 2011, it had 10.4% of the beer market share in Brazil.
The brewery uses the brand names Nova Schin, Glacial, Nobel, Devassa, Baden-Baden and Foster's, the latter under license from Foster's Brewing International. The cerveja (beer, in Portuguese) Nova Schin Pilsen is Schincariol's main product in the hot Brazilian beer market. Nova Schin has 14% of the Brazilian beer market. They also make Nobel, a premium beer made with hops from Hallertau, Germany, and Glacial, a lighter and cheaper beer. The brand Nobel was acquired by Schincariol in 2007.
Nova Schin Malzbier (a black and sweeter beer), Nova Schin Munich (a light darker beer), the non-alcoholic Nova Schin and the popular, the Nova Schin chopp (a lighter and fresher draft version of Pilsner) are the other varieties brewed by the Schincariol family.
Brasil Kirin also produces craft beers, such as Baden-Baden, a brand originally from Campos do Jordão, with a nice selection, such as Pilsen Cristal, Premium Bock, Premium Red Ale, Stout Dark Ale, Weiss Beer, Golden, 1999, Celebration Inverno (winter beer), Celebration Verão (summer beer) and Celebration Christmas. Devassa, a lager microbrewery, originally from Rio de Janeiro, was also bought by the Schincariol Group in 2007. It comes in 4 tropical flavours: blonde, dark, red and Indian.
Brasil Kirin is also known for the long manufacture of the traditional tutti-frutti soft drink, Itubaína, which has been produced and distributed nationally since 1954. Makers of the traditional Guaraná Schin, a soft drink, as well as cola, orange, lemon, apple, citrus, cola-citrus, tonic water and diet soft drinks. Primo Schincariol also produces bottled water and an energy recovery drink, Skinka.
In 2007, the group announced the launching of a new line of carton fruit juices, called Fruthos. They are available in 6 flavours: mango, passion fruit, grape, orange, peach and guava.