Heineken, the global beer giant, has announced that laid the foundation stone of its first brewery in Mozambique following an investment of $100 million.
Located in the province of Maputo, the brewery will have a production capacity of 0.8 million hectolitres and will brew beers for domestic consumption, with operations expected to begin by the first half of 2019.
Heineken has been operating in Mozambique since 2016 via a sales and marketing office, importing international brands such as Heineken, Amstel, Amstel Lite and Sagres. The company said it expected to create 200 direct jobs as a result of the investment, and would also explore the possibility of sourcing raw materials from local producers.
Commenting on the move, Heineken Mozambique General Manager Nuno Simes said: “With HEINEKEN’s passion for quality, our new brewery will deliver high quality beers to Mozambique according to the international standards of the HEINEKEN Company. We look forward to continue to provide enjoyment to Mozambican consumers with our brands”.
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