Nile Breweries Limited
Nile Breweries Limited was started in 1951 by a group of businessmen associated with the Construction of Owen Falls Dam at the Source of River Nile.
A leading Asian-Ugandan entrepreneur Muljibhai Madhvani and Company bought and managed it from 1957 till 1971, when dictator Idi Amin expelled Asians from Uganda. It remained a state enterprise until 1992 when the Uganda government divested itself under a wide-ranging privatisation programme. Nile Breweries was turned back to the Madhavani Group.
In 1997 Madhvani Group went into partnership with, South Africa Breweries Ltd. (SAB), with the latter acquiring 40% stake. It was a happy marriage quickly leading to SAB Ltd. fully acquiring NBL in July 2001. In May 2002, SAB acquired Miller Brewing Company of the United States, thus forming SABMiller plc. SABMiller Plc is the 2nd largest brewer with interests in over 60 countries in the world producing over 216 million Hl.
Situated on the banks of the River Nile, Nile Breweries make quality beer from water tapped from the mighty river, as it makes its way to the Mediterranean. Producing 960 hectolitres per annum, Nile Breweries is the No 1 provider of locally produced beer.
The company has seven directorates and employs about 365 (326 males 39 females) people with only six expatriates. An investment of over Ushs 100 billion in capital projects since 2006 has resulted in state-of-the-art machine acquisitions and brewery capacity increase.
Our CSR is guided by the SABMiller 10 Sustainable Development priorities;
- Discouraging irresponsible drinking
- Making more beer but using less water
- Reducing our energy and carbon footprint
- Packaging, reuse and recycling
- Working towards zero-waste operations
- Encouraging enterprise development in our value chains
- Bringing benefit to communities
- Contributing to the reduction of HIV/Aids
- Respecting human rights
- Transparency in reporting on our progress.
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