Heineken Malaysia Berhad
|Guinness Anchor Berhad|
|Publicly traded company|
|Traded as||MYX: 3255|
|Founded||26 January 1964Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysiain|
|Headquarters||Sungei Way Brewery, Lot 1135, Batu 9, Jalan Klang Lama, 46000, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia|
|Idris Jala (chairman)
Hans Essaadi (managing director)
|Owners||Heineken Malaysia Berhad
|Parent||GAPL Pte. Ltd.|
Heineken Malaysia Berhad (doing business as Heineken Malaysia) (MYX: 3255) is a major producer of beer and stout in Malaysia and has been listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia since 1965. Among the brands they produce and market are Tiger Beer, Guinness, Heineken, Anchor Smooth, Anchor Strong, Kilkenny, Anglia Shandy, Malta, Paulaner, Strongbow, and Sol.
The company was incorporated on 24 January 1964 under the name of Guinness Malaysia Limited (GML). GML operates the Sungai Way Brewery which started operations in 1965. Located in Selangor, the brewery occupies a land area of 23.72 acres (96,000 m2). On 15 April 1966, its name changed into Guinness Malaysia Berhad (GMB) which was maintained until 15 November 1989. The company evolved from the merger of Guinness Malaysia Berhad and Malayan Breweries (Malaya) Sdn Bhd (MBM) in 1989, whose parent companies were Guinness Overseas Ltd and Malayan Breweries Ltd (the present Asia Pacific Breweries Limited) respectively. Following the merger, a new joint venture company was formed with GAPL Pte Ltd as the holding company of Guinness Anchor Berhad (GAB) whilst MBM became a dormant wholly owned subsidiary of GAB.
On 7 October 2015, GAB announced that Heineken N.V. acquired the remaining shares owned by Diageo Plc in GAPL Pte Ltd (GAPL). Heineken N.V. now controls 100% of GAPL which holds 51% equity interest in GAB. Consequently, on 15 March 2016; GAB had announced to change its name to Heineken Malaysia Berhad (HMB) to reflect the corporate identity and branding of the company and its relationship with the Heineken group of companies. The new name will serve to further strengthen the brand proposition in the country.
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