We are proudly Nigeria’s pioneer and largest Brewing firm. Our company was incorporated in 1946 and in June 1949, we recorded a landmark when the first bottle of STAR lager beer rolled off our Lagos Brewery bottling lines. This first brewery in Lagos has undergone several optimization processes and as at today boasts of one of the most modern brew house in the country.
In 1957, we commissioned our second brewery in Aba. The Aba Brewery has also recently undergone several optimization processes and has been fitted with best in brewery technology. In 1963 we commissioned our Kaduna Brewery while Ibadan Brewery came on stream in 1982. In 1993, we acquired our fifth brewery in Enugu. A sixth brewery, sited at Ama-eke in 9th Mile, Enugu was commissioned and christened Ama Brewery in October 2003. Ama Brewery is today the biggest and most modern brewery in Nigeria.
Operations in the Old Enugu Brewery were however discontinued in 2004. We acquired a malting Plant in Aba in 2008.
In October 2011, our company bought majority equity interests in Sona Systems Associates Business Management Limited, (Sona Systems) and Life Breweries company 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 Ota and Kaduna, and Life Breweries in Onitsha have now become part of Nigerian Breweries Plc, together with the three brands: Goldberg lager, Malta Gold and Life Continental lager.
In 2014, we got approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the respective shareholders of both Nigerian Breweries Plc and Consolidated Breweries Plc to merge the operations of both companies. The merger became final on December 31, 2014
Following the successful merger, we now have three additional breweries in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Awo-Omamma in Imo State and Makurdi in Benue State. The merger also brought an additional seven brands into our portfolio.
Thus, from that humble beginning in 1946, our company has now grown into a Brewing Company with 11 breweries, 2 malting plants and 26 Sales depots from which our high quality products are distributed to all parts of Nigeria.
Nigerian Breweries Plc has a growing export business which covers global sales and marketing of our brands and dates back to 1986. NB Plc offers sales, logistics and marketing support to make our brands shelf-ready in international markets, including world-class outlets such as TESCO and ASDA Stores in the United Kingdom. Our brands are available in over thirteen countries, across the United Kingdom, South Africa, Middle-East, West Africa and the United States of America.
Our Mission"To be the leading beverage company in Nigeria, marketing high quality brands to deliver superior customer satisfaction in an environmentally friendly way”.
Our VisionTo be a world class Company”.
Our Core Values
RespectFor individuals, the society and the environment.
PerformanceA culture of high performance to deliver outstanding value to our stakeholders.
Passion for QualityNot just for our products but also in everything we do.
EnjoymentWe bring enjoyment to people through our high quality products, communications and sponsorship activities.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Nigerian Breweries Plc is a socially responsible corporate organization with a good track record of corporate social initiatives.
Over the years, Nigerian Breweries has been very active in supporting the national developmental aspirations of Nigeria. This is in line with our commitment of “Winning with Nigeria” and drives our Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
We have continued to identify and respond to major challenges confronting our nation through our huge corporate social investments especially in the areas of education, the environment, water, youth empowerment, talent development and sports, amongst others.
The company in 1994 established an Education Trust Fund with a take-off grant of N100 million to take more active part in the funding of educational and research activities in institutions of higher learning in an effort to encourage academic excellence in Nigeria. This is in addition to its secondary and university scholarship programs for children of employees.
Nigerian Breweries Plc. is the foremost sponsor of sports in the country with sponsorship covering football, athletics, tennis, cycling, chess, golf, squash, dart, Sailing and Ayo, among others. The aim is to develop Nigerian sportsmen and women to participate in national and international sports, and boost the sports profile of the country.
We have a sound track record in social investments in communities across Nigeria.
We have built several solar powered boreholes, commissioned independent street lights and constructed bus shelters across Nigeria. This is because we believe that our communities should grow as our business grows.
The company is also involved in the development of leadership, musical and movie talents, through various programmes. Some of these activities are captured in the company’s Social and Environmental Report.
In recognition of its vast CSR footprints across the country, Nigerian Breweries was named the Most Socially Responsible Company in Nigeria at the 2014 edition of the Social Enterprise and Report Awards - SERAs, Nigeria’s critically acclaimed CSR Awards.
Our Brand Portfolio
Nigerian Breweries Plc has a rich portfolio of high quality brands: Star Lager Beer, the first in its portfolio, was launched in 1949; this was followed by Gulder lager beer in 1970; Maltina, the nourishing malt drink,was introduced in 1976, followed by Legend Extra Stout in 1992.
Amstel Malta was launched in 1994 while Heineken lager Beer was relaunched into the Nigerian market in 1998. Maltina Sip-it, packaged in Tetrapaks was launched in 2005, while Fayrouz was launched in 2006.
2007: The Company introduced Star, Heineken and Amstel Malta in Cans.
2011: The Company sold a total of 29 Stock Keeping Units (SKU’s) including Gulder Can, Legend Can, Heineken Magnum, Maltina Can, Fayrouz Cans, Fayrouz P.E.T, Climax Energy drink as well as Goldberg Lager, Malta Gold and Life Continental Lager which became part of the family in October 2011 as a result of the acquisition of Sona Systems and Life Breweries Company Limited.
2014: Nigerian Breweries merged with Consolidated Breweries; this brought our brand portfolio to 19 brands and our SKU’s to 59. The additional brands include 33 Export Beer, Turbo King, Hi-Malt, Maltex, Williams Dark Ale, More Beer, and Breezer.
We have partnered with and supported the establishment and growth of several ancillary industries which provide our raw and packaging materials. These include Sorghum farmers and manufacturers of bottles, cans, labels, crown corks, PET resins, cartons, shrink wrappers etc. as well as other service providers such as Hotels/Clubs, Distributors, Transporters, Event Managers, Advertising, PR and Marketing Communication agencies.
In 2014, a socio-economic impact assessment of Nigerian Breweries Plc was carried out based on our 2013 performance. The report revealed that NB had a significant presence in Nigeria with 8 breweries and 2 malting plants. Consumption of NB products at market prices created a value adding impact of NGN406 billion representing 57% of the formal beer sector.
In 2013, our operations supported the following:
› NGN292 billion economy wide value added representing 0.4% of Nigeria’s rebased GDP.
› NGN110 billion economy wide tax income representing 4.6% of Nigeria’s non-oil tax revenue
› 279,000 jobs representing 0.3% of Nigeria’s total labour force.
› High quality workforce of around 3,200 persons with a value added per job of NGN 30 million.
In addition, by using sorghum as a main ingredient Nigerian Breweries supports NGN8.8 billion in value added representing 0.05% of agricultural GDP and 50,000 jobs (0.12% of the agricultural labour force) throughout the sorghum value chain. Due to higher productivity this is an increase of 66% for value added and a 5% decrease in employment since 2011.