UK: AB InBev expected to announce £115 mln investment in its two main UK breweries
AB InBev, the worlds biggest brewer, is expected to announce a £115 million investment in its two main UK breweries in south Wales and Lancashire as it plans for a post-coronavirus recovery, the London Times reported on March 4.
Budweiser Brewing Group, the Britain and Ireland arm of AB InBev, said the investment would increase capacity by 3.6 million hectolitres the equivalent of 630 million pints and create 55 jobs while helping to protect jobs in the wider pubs and brewing sector.
Budweiser Brewing Group produces beers including Stella Artois, Corona, Bud Light and Budweiser itself. Its plant in Samlesbury, Lancashire, has been brewing beer since 1972, while Magor in Monmouthshire opened in 1979, and together they employ 1,000 workers. Both were built by Whitbread, which exited brewing in 2000.
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