Nigerian Breweries Plc., formerly Nigerian Breweries
Limited, is a Nigeria-based company. It is a subsidiary of Heineken N.V incorporated
in 1946. It currently operates eight breweries in Nigeria in addition to ultra-modern
malting plant in Aba and Kaduna.
It was the pioneer and largest brewing company in
Nigeria. It first produced STAR Lager in its Lagos Brewery in June 1949.
Other breweries later emerged in Aba in 1957, Kaduna
Breweries in 1963 and Ibadan Breweries in 1982. In September 1993, it acquired its
fifth brewery in Enugu and sixth in Ama, Enugu State on October 2003. Operations
in the Enugu Brewery were discontinued in 2004, while the company acquired a
malting plant in Aba in 2008.
Ama Brewery is the largest brewery in Nigeria and
one of the most modern worldwide.
In October 2011, Nigerian Breweries acquired
majority equity interests in Sona Systems Associate Business Management Limited,
(Sona Systems) and Life Breweries Limited from Heineken N.V. This followed
Heineken’s acquisition of controlling interests in five breweries in Nigeria
from Sona Group in January 2011.
Sona Systems’ two breweries in Onitsha have now
become part of Nigeria Breweries Plc., together with the three brands: Goldberg
lager, Malta Gold and Life Continental lager.
Lager, launched in 1949
lager, launched in 1970
Extra Stout, launched in 1992
lager, launched in June 1998
launched in 1976 then grouped into Maltina Strawberry, and Maltina Pineapple
Malta, launched in 1994
Sip-it, launched in 2005
in pear and pineapple
It has a total of 2,240 employees with Kola B.
Jamodu as the Chairman and M.J Herkeniyi as the CEO.
Its total Net profit is N30,332,118,000 while its
total Revenue is N186,122,212,000.
Nigeria Stock Exchange President’s Merit Award for three consecutive years;
Stock Exchange Quoted company of the year award
Industrial Standard (NIS) Award for its various products
Gold in the Keenly Contested Africa Beer Award by Heineken for it’s operating
companies in Africa and Middle East, 1999, 200, 2004 and 2005
Business Challenge Award (Also known as the Heineken World Cup) in 2002
Excise Trader of the Year, 2003 by the Nigerian Customs Service for its
contribution to government’s treasury.
the 2010 prestigious Pearl award for sectorial leadership in the Brewery
Nigeria’s favorite lager and Maltina, the Nation’s No.1 Malt drink, were
awarded prizes for their innovative Television Commercials at the Lagos
Advertising Ideas Festival by the Association of Advertising Agencies of