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Nigerian Breweries targets 60% local sourcing of raw materials by 2018, says MD

Mr. Nicolaas-Vervelde

Nigerian Breweries Plc, said it is targeting 60% of local sourcing of raw materials by 2018. The brewer of Star Lager, Gulder Lager and Legend Extra Stout, among others said it currently sources 47.4% of its raw materials locally. It is projecting that by 2018, that number would go up to 60%, and then 99% by 2020, with the commitment of Heineken, its parent company.

Speaking to the press, the Managing Director of Nigerian Breweries, Mr. Nicolaas Vervelde, said the company is making progress with its partners – International Fertilizer development Centre (IFDC), and Psaltry International, a local processing company, on value extraction from cassava.

Nigerian Breweries says it paid N16bn tax in Fiscal Year 2015, employed 4,000

Nigerian Breweries Plc, said it paid N16bn in taxes to the Federal government for Fiscal Year 2015 and employed 4,000 in direct labour.

The brewer of Star Lager, Gulder, among others said that the beer industry in the country grew by only 1% in 2015, while beer consumption per person stood at 11 litres.

Nigerian Breweries invests N3bn in Awo-Omamma, N18bn in Aba Breweries

The Managing Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Nicolaas Vervelde, disclosed that the company has invested N3bn in the upgrading of facilities at its Awo-Omamma Brewery, less than a year after it merged with Consolidated Breweries.

Mr. Vervelde disclosed this at the commissioning of a block of six classrooms and a library built and donated by Nigerian Breweries Plc to Ubachima Primary School, Awo-Omamma, Imo State.

He added that work with upgrading of Awo-Omamma Brewery has gone from a one unit production line facility, to multiple line facility, where the company now produces seven different products.

Nigerian Breweries, UNIDO partner to protect resources

The Nigeria Breweries Plc, in partnership with United Nation Industrial Development Organisation ( UNIDO) has organised a 3-day Stakeholder Workshop on water stewardship in Nigeria.

The workshop which is designed to engage with relevant stakeholders on issues of protecting water resources as well as developing ways to achieve water balance in Nigeria.

Mr. Nicolas Vervelde, the Managing Director, CEO of Nigeria Breweries Plc ‎said, ‎”Nigeria breweries Plc has been driven by a desire to create excellent shared value and contribution towards the development of the society and environment. This is currently evidenced in our long term sustainability strategy tagged Brewing a better World.

Nigerian Breweries unveil world’s largest Gulder Promo poster amid fanfare

Nigerian Breweries Plc, makers of Gulder, the Ultimate Lager beer on Monday, August 24, 2015, unveiled the world’s largest Gulder promotion poster amid fanfare, pomp and pageantry at the Samuel Okpara Square in Enugu, Enugu State.

The program started with a cultural display by a group before the Managing Director of Nigerian Breweries, Mr. Nicolaas Vervelde kicked off the event.