SABMiller to begin construction of brewery in Namibia

Beer barrelsSABMiller plans to build a new brewery in Okahandja, Namibia with an aim to make key brands accessible to consumers in the country. (Image source: SABMiller)SABMiller has announced that construction on a 260,000 hectolitre brewery will get underway in April

The company has recently received the go-ahead for the re-zoning of 7.2ha of land in Okahandja where the brewery will be based.

The brewery, which is set to start operations in 18 months, will be constructed on a space plan to encourage future growth.

“We are most pleased that we are now going to be moving ahead with the construction of the brewery,” commented managing director of SABMiller, Mauricio Leyva.

“The local brewery will not only enable us to make more of our key brands available to consumers in the Namibian market, but it will also make a meaningful contribution to the Namibian economy once it is up and running.

“Jobs will be created, our environmental impact on the country will be reduced as we shift to returnable bottles and we will build on our existing programmes to uplift the local community,” he added.

Back in 2010 SABMiller revealed that its subsidary, SABMiller Nambia, would carry out its operations in Namibia.

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