Carlton & United Breweries, formerly Foster's Group is part of one of the world's largest brewing groups - SABMiller plc. SABMiller is one of the world's largest brewers, with more than 200 beer brands and some 70,000 employees in over 75 countries. The company is also one of the world's largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products.
Since its founding in 1895, when immigrants from England, Ireland, Germany and Holland founded a small brewery near Johannesburg (500 hectolitres annually) during the gold rush, SABMiller has expanded into Africa, Europe, China, India and America to become the second largest brewing company in the world.
SABMiller has become a global leader by fostering strong, local brands and building brand portfolios that meet the needs of consumers in each of the markets in which it operates. Its portfolio of brands includes premium international beers such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch, as well as leading local brands such as Aguila, Castle, Miller Lite and Tyskie.
SABMiller believes that its business is not separate from society, and that its success is tied to the wellbeing of the wider community. Everywhere it operates, the company is working to build strong local businesses that contribute to their local economies. SABMiller is the global leader because it does business locally.
SABMiller plc is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.
For further information, please refer to SABMiller's corporate website: www.sabmiller.com