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8 Ottobre 2019

Birmania

EMERALD BREWERY COMMENCES BREWING OF CHANG LAGER BEER IN YANGON

Emerald Brewery Myanmar Ltd, which will brew Thailand’s Chang Beer in Yangon, last week commenced commercial operations in Hlegu township, a year after its shareholder, Singapore-listed Fraser and Neave (F&N), invested US$70 million in the brewery. Emerald Brewery is a joint venture between F&N and an affiliate of Myanmar’s Shwe Than Lwin. F&N is controlled by ThaiBev, which brews Chang Beer in Thailand. Both F&N and ThaiBev are listed in Singapore. Emerald Brewery will produce the award-winning Chang Lager Beer, which will be distributed across Myanmar. The brewery has an annual beer production capacity of 500,000 hectolitres. Mr Koh Poh Tiong, chair of the F&N Board Executive Committee said the opening of Emerald Brewery reflects “the great potential we see in this fast-growing market. F&N’s other brands in Myanmar are 100PLUS, Teapot and F&N. Mr Koh added that “Emerald Brewery has stimulated job creation, with close to 1,000 people involved in the construction of the greenfield brewery and more than 170 full-time employees hired to drive the company’s operations. Over the next five years, Emerald Brewery will also create thousands of job opportunities across its entire value chain,” he said. Emerald Brewery will run sustainable and innovative operations using machinery supplied by Krones, which offers smart energy-saving features. By investing in new technology, the brewery will enjoy water, electricity and thermal energy savings for improved efficiency and productivity. The brewery will also tap solar energy to power up to 30pc of all operations. Bottles that leave its brewery for the market and are returned will be assessed for reuse to reduce waste. (ICE BANGKOK)


Fonte notizia: Myanmar Times