San Miguel takes control of Indian brewery

29th April, 2014 by Lauren Eads

Mahou San Miguel, Spain’s leading brewer, has acquired India’s Arian Breweries & Distilleries Ltd – its first subsidiary outside of Spain.

Arian Breweries & Distilleries Ltd

Arian Breweries & Distilleries Ltd headquarters

The company has held a 50% stake in the family-owned company since 2012, but its full acquisition marks the brewer’s continuing ambition to expand and push forward its presence within international markets.

Alberto Rodríguez-Toquero, managing director of Mahou San Miguel said: “These have been two very exciting years during which together with our partners we have learned a great deal about the Indian market and consumers.”

“We now have the knowledge and experience to take a further step and assume full control of the development of our business in India. Overseas operations will be our main growth lever over the coming years.”

The Indian brewery, located in Bhiwadi (Rajasthan State), covers 64,125 square metres and has an output capacity of 250,000 hectolitres per year.

Mahou San Miguel currently has a presence within five Indian states through its local brand Dare Devil and flagship Brand Mahou.

The Andalucian craft beer Alhambra Reserva 1925, brewed by Mahou San Miguel, is set to be added to the company’s Indian portfolio.

Erik D’Auchamp, previously director of international marketing, will be based in Delhi as the new managing director of Arian Breweries & Distilleries Ltd, taking over from Francisco Ayuga who is to retire.

Consumption of beer in India per capita is currently among the lowest in the world (1.5 litres per year), although as a whole the market is already half the size of the beer market in Spain, where consumption stands at 47.5 litres per capita, according to Mahou San Miguel.

Growth within the beer market is expected to grow by 11% per year over the next three years, with a young and growing population of 1.2 billion.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

European Brands Sales Manager, Field Sales Managers and Executives

Amathus Drinks PLC
London, Brighton, E Sussex/Kent, Cornwall & Devon, GB

Commercial/Sales Manager

Crush Wines Ltd
Bremhill/Home office, GB

Wine Buyer

Adnams
Southwold, UK

Sales Manager - Scotland

Eurowines Ltd
Scotland

Sales Manager - North-West England

Eurowines Ltd
North-West England, UK

Sales Manager - London

Eurowines Ltd
London, UK

Key Account Manager - Grocery

Australian Vintage Limited
London (Croydon), UK

Key Accounts Manager - Impulse

Australian Vintage Limited
London (Croydon), UK

Business Development Manager

Regency Wines Ltd
North Devon & Somerset, UK

Sales Manager - North East England

Eurowines Ltd
Within 15-20 mile radius of York, UK

National Account Manager

Ehrmanns Wines
London, UK

London Account Manager

The Drinks Club
London, UK

London Sales Executive

Gourvid Limited
London and Greater London, GB

Logistics Administrator

Speciality Drinks Ltd
Park Royal, London, UK

Head of Sales - Hush Heath Estate

Hush Heath Estate
Kent/ London, UK

The Global Merlot Masters 2017

Deadline : 2nd May 2017

db Awards 2017

Deadline : 3rd May 2017

The Global Organic Masters 2017

Deadline : 2nd May 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 12th May 2017

Click to view more

Global Chardonnay Masters 2016

Now in its fourth year, the competition will identify the best Chardonnay from all around the world in every price range.

Rioja Masters 2016

Now in its fifth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage.

Fortified Masters 2016

Now in its third year, The Fortified Masters will reward the best fortified wines on offer.

The Global Malbec Masters 2016

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2016.

Click to view more