Changes in the GlobalMalt Group

The German companies of the GlobalMalt group including GlobalMalt GmbH & Co. KG were merged into Tivoli Malz GmbH. This allows us to optimise processes within our group.

Through the merger, Tivoli Malz GmbH will automatically be the legal successor of GlobalMalt GmbH & Co. KG. Thus, this change will not imply any changes >>>>

Anglia Maltings acquires GlobalMalt Group

We are pleased to inform you about a change in shareholder structure of Tivoli Malz GmbH and its subsidiaries, GlobalMalt GmbH & Co KG and GlobalMalt Polska Sp. Z o.o..

After many years of excellent cooperation between Crisp Malting Group and GlobalMalt Group it has now been agreed between the shareholders to combine forces.

This … >>>>

GlobalMalt Polska – Change in Shareholder Structure

Hamburg based GlobalMalt-Group is pleased to announce the complete acquisition of GlobalMalt Polska, Bydgoszcz by Tivoli Malz GmbH. The acquisition was completed in order to continue the further development of the Group.

After the acquisition of the minority stake of 40% last week which Polskie Mlyny had been holding since 2008 Tivoli Malz GmbH (Tivoli) >>>>

World – Heineken to increase use of social networks

HEINEKEN and Facebook announced a global partnership this week, which will see the two companies collaborate on digital campaigns for HEINEKEN’s brands around the world. The Heineken Facebook fan page is already counts 4.6 million adult users, more than any other beer brand.

The partnership demonstrates HEINEKEN’s on-going commitment to place its brands at the … >>>>

European Union – Malting barley unlinks from other grain markets

Different from other grains, malting barley prices in the EU have moved slightly higher. Just like crude oil, corn and wheat have reacted on growing concerns of a slowdown of economic growth and the European debt crisis, whereas malting barley has remained stable and even trended higher for some origins and shipment periods.

While from … >>>>

Malaysia – Carlsberg to produce two more international beer brands locally

Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd is looking to produce at least two premium beer brands locally in the next 6-12 months, Managing Director Soren Ravn was quoted as saying by The Star on November, 16.

He said at present the brands are being imported from countries, such as Japan, Mexico and France.

Without revealing the brands, … >>>>

China – Profit of China Resources Enterprise Ltd drop 18.4 percent

China Resources Enterprise Ltd, the country’s biggest beer maker, on Thursday posted an 18.4 percent drop in third-quarter profit amid rising costs.

“Uncertainties surrounding the global economy have affected consumer sentiment in China, which in turn has put pressure on the group’s consumer goods business in the near term,” said Chairman Qiao Shibo in a … >>>>

World – Highlights from financial information released by SABMiller

The fiscal year F12 (ending in March 12) is half complete. The driver of sales and earnings growth continues to be the strong developing market performance

Operational Highlights:

– Lager volumes increase 3% on an organic basis led by robust growth in Latin America, Africa and Asia

– Reported group revenue up 10%, with organic, … >>>>

Vietnam – Carlsberg gets green light to take over remaining shares in Hue Brewery

Danish brewer Carlsberg said on October, 28 it agreed on the purchase of the 50% stake still owned by the regional government of Hue.
The brewer and Hue People’s Committee in 2009 signed a memorandum of understanding confirming its support for the Carlsberg Group to acquire the Committee’s 50 percent stake in the brewery.
“This … >>>>

United Kingdom – Subsidiary of Graincorp Malt in Inverness suffers dust explosion and fire

Staff at Bairds Malt, a subsidiary of Graincorp Malt, Autralia had to be evacuated following the dust explosion on Thursday. Nobody was injured in the explosion but gas and electricity were switched off at the site in Inverness, in the Scottish Highlands.

Fire crew used breathing apparatus, a main jet and a hose-reel jet to … >>>>

Russia/Ukraine – Anadolu Efes and SABMiller to form strategic alliance

SABMiller plc, Anadolu Group and Anadolu Efes Biracılık ve Malt Sanayii A.Ş. today announced their agreement to form a strategic alliance for Turkey, Russia, the CIS, Central Asia and the Middle East with following cornerstones:
– SABMiller to transfer its Russian and Ukrainian beer businesses to Anadolu Efes
– Anadolu Efes to transfer a 24% … >>>>

France/Japan – Suntory said to consider purchase of water assets from Danone

Danone, owner of bottled water brands Evian and Volvic with a turnover of 2.87 Billion Euros, has been open to discuss the sale of the water activities since last year. “The water business has decent growth, but it’s slightly below the group average and profitability is also below,” an analyst said.
During the last decade … >>>>

United Kingdom – Roger Martin to hand over reporting / conference business

Roger Martin, the industry wide known publisher of „The Brewing Raw Materials Journal“ and organizer of the „World Barley, Malt & Beer Conference“, announced, that as from 24 October 2011 both businesses will be taken over by new owners. Roger, who had announced his retirement during the last edition of the conference in Prague in … >>>>

Poland – Carlsberg/Okocim increase market share

Carlsberg Polska, the third largest player on the Polish beer market, increased its market share in terms of volume by 2.3 p.p. to 17.6% in the 12 month period ending on August 2011, according to CEO Jacek Pastuszka. Only four out of the 10 largest beer brands in Poland succeeded to sell more, over that … >>>>

Germany – Number of large malting factories under German ownership decreases

Germany’s malt industry has undergone significant changes recently and there are now just three large malting factories under exclusive German management, an industry analysts note said earlier in October. The remaining large malting factories under exclusive German management are Ireks of Kulmbach with 335,000 tons, of which 170,000 ton in Austria, GlobalMalt of Hamburg with … >>>>

Brazil – Court lifts injunction on Kirin acquiring controlling interests in Schincariol

Kirin, the Japanese brewing group is now likely to take over the management of the Brazilian beverage company Schincariol. “Since the injunction was lifted, Kirin, it now has full control over the shares purchased by them and is now the major stake holder of Schincariol” informed the brazilian law firm representing Kirin, quoted the brazilian … >>>>

EU Malting barley is in short supply – price increase is expected

Michael Fleischer, malting barley trader at Grainexx, Hamburg drew this conclusion today at the International malting barley seminar of research institute VLB, in Berlin. The barley harvest in the EU-27 is insufficient for the needs of the malting industry this year. The prices could increase significantly in the coming months. The chief trader and partner … >>>>

Brazilian brewing group Petropolis prefers going national rather than being sold

The last major brewer in Brazil with mainly brazilian investors, comments on rumors to become the next target of international brewing group eyeing the growing brazilian beer market. The group produces brands like “Crystal”, “Itaipava”, “Local” mainly in the federal states of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and the sales reach out to the … >>>>

ABInbev may use AmBev shares to buy SABMiller

A brazilian magazin published the speculation of Analyst William Barros, that the high market value of the Brazilian market leader would provide an advantageous exchange ratio of shares, when buying or merging with British-African SABMiller Group. That is, because AmBev is much more valued at the Sao Paulo stock exchange, than the actual ABInbev, whose … >>>>

GRAINCORP’S TAKEOVER OF GERMANMALT COMPLETED – Schill Malz/GermanMalt no longer independent

As GrainCorp stated in a public announcement on 05. October, it had completed the purchase of GermanMalt GmbH & Co. for an enterprise value of €58 million, inclusive of €18 million in inventory and working capital. Previously, Graincorp had informed, that the acquisition was motivated by the wish to be a supplier of EU Malt … >>>>