The world's most international brewer
At HEINEKEN we aim to be a leading brewer in each of the markets in which we operate and to have the world’s most prominent brand portfolio. The tables in this section show our breweries and brands worldwide.
Geographic distribution of consolidated beer volume in millions of hectolitres
On 10 February 2010, HEINEKEN transferred a significant part of our controlling interest in PT Multi Bintang Indonesia and our controlling interest in Grande Brasserie de Nouvelle Calédonie to APB.
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|Central and Eastern Europe
|Africa and the Middle East
|Consolidated beer volume
HEINEKEN is Western Europe’s largest and leading beer brewer. We have market leadership positions in the UK, France, Italy and the Netherlands and we are the number two player in Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. HEINEKEN is also brewed under licence and various Group brands are imported into several other Western European markets.
- C&E Europe
HEINEKEN is the largest brewing group in Central Europe, leading in Greece, Austria, Slovakia, Bulgaria and FYR Macedonia. We are the number two player in Poland, Romania, Croatia and Hungary. HEINEKEN has strong market positions in Russia, Germany, Serbia, the Czech Republic and Belarus. HEINEKEN, and in some cases Amstel, are also brewed under licence or imported into several other Central and Eastern European markets.
- Africa & Middle East
HEINEKEN is also very successful in Africa and the Middle East. We have owned breweries and have enjoyed substantial market positions in several African countries for more than 50 years. As well as brewing a variety of local brands, we also brew and export the HEINEKEN and Amstel brands across the region. Most of the Operating Companies also produce and market soft drinks.
The position of HEINEKEN in the region was strengthened in 2010 with the acquisition of the beer operations of FEMSA. These included a strong number two position in Mexico and a position in Brazil, plus the significant volume from the export activities of brands such as Sol, Dos Equis and Tecate. HEINEKEN also has a number of breweries in Panama, Surinam and the Caribbean territory and a strong export presence in the USA, the Caribbean and Latin America. Significant interests also exist in Compania Cervecerias Unidas (CCU) in Chile and Argentina, and in Cerveceria Costa Rica (CCR). In addition, the HEINEKEN brand is brewed under licence in a number of markets, most notably Canada.
- Asia Pacific
Underpinning our position in the region is our Singapore-based joint venture with Fraser and Neave, Asia Pacific Breweries (APB). It operates breweries in Singapore, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka, and as from February 2010 also in Indonesia and New Caledonia. 1 HEINEKEN is brewed at several of APB’s breweries throughout the region. In India, we have a 37.5 per cent stake in United Breweries Limited (UBL) and a 50/50 (voting interest) joint venture in Millennium Alcobev with UBL. UBL is the market leader in India. We also import HEINEKEN into the region. HEINEKEN beer has a strong market position, particularly in Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan.