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Sinalco logo.svg
TypeSoft drink
Country of originDuisburg Germany
Introduced1902; 117 years ago (1902)
Sinalco advertising on wall of a building in Berlin, 1909
Share of the Sinalco AG, issued 22. March 1923[1]

Sinalco is a popular brand of non-alcoholic drinks first marketed in 1902, with sales in now more than 40 countries. Sinalco is the oldest soft drink brand in Europe. It is produced by Sinalco International, a company headquartered in Duisburg, Germany.

In 1902, German scientist Friedrich Eduard Bilz invented "Bilz Brause", a sherbet powder, and started to sell it in partnership with industrialist Franz Hartmann. As imitations started to appear, they held a prize competition for a brand name, and chose "Sinalco" (an abbreviation of the Latin sine alcohole, "without alcohol"). As one of the first beverage brands, Sinalco came to be exported worldwide, particularly to South America and the Middle East. The red circle trademark was registered in 1937. A distinctively-shaped bottle was launched in the 1950s, and updated at the end of the century.[2] Besides the original Sinalco Orange, today the company also bottles Sinalco Cola and a few other kinds of soft drinks. In Germany, it is the third most popular soft drink, after Fanta and Sprite.[3]


Sinalco's basic line of products include:

  • Sinalco Cola
  • Sinalco Orange
  • Sinalco Bitter Lemon
  • Sinalco Lemon Lime
  • Sinalco Cloudy Lemon
  • Sinalco Special
  • Sinalco Apple
  • Sinalco Rosso (Blood Orange and Passion fruit)
  • Sinalco Fresco (Lemon and Elderberry)
  • Sinalco Caribico

In addition, Sinalco bottles energy drinks, teas, and water.


  1. ^ Hans Braun: Historic Stock Certificates Europe Volume 1, pp 302; ISBN 9783874393966
  2. ^ - Sinalco official site
  3. ^ "Getränkebranche: Sinalco, Fanta und Co kämpfen um den Brausemarkt". Retrieved 2017-11-27.

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