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July 13, 2020

Bago brewery marks Carlsberg’s entry to Myanmar market

U Thein Tun, Chairman of MGS, (4th from left), Danish Ambassador to Myanmar Peter Lysholt Hansen (5th from left) and Bagon Region Chief Minister U Nyan Win (6th from left) celebrates to officially open  Carlsberg  Myanmar brewery facility in Bago.
U Thein Tun, Chairman of MGS, (4th from left), Danish Ambassador to Myanmar Peter Lysholt Hansen (5th from left) and Bagon Region Chief Minister U Nyan Win (6th from left) celebrates to officially open Carlsberg Myanmar brewery facility in Bago.

The Denmark-based Carlsberg Group, in a joint venture with local partner Myanmar Golden Star, officially opened its factory in Bago on Thursday, marking the beginning of its beer brewing operation in Myanmar.
The joint venture invested US $75 million in the brewery, which has a production capacity of 60 million liters per year.
In addition to the flagship Carlsberg brand, the brewery will produce the Tuborg brand sold in more than 70 countries, and YOMA, a new brand developed for the Myanmar market.
Carlsberg Myanmar has not yet made plans to export products from the plant and will focus on the beer market in Myanmar’s major cities, said U Thant Zin Tun, the Vice-Chairman of MGS and the executive director of Carlsberg Myanmar.
According to the company’s research, Myanmar’s beer consumption, at 6 litres per head on average per year, is very low compared with 38 litres for Thailand and 100 litres for Europe.
Carlsberg signed an agreement with Myanmar Golden Star (MGS) Group in February, 2013, retaining 51 per cent of the joint venture, according to the company.
Carlsberg says its presence in Myanmar will bring employment to thousands of people countrywide in the coming years, with the company already employing more than 150 staff.
Guests who spoke at the opening included U Nyan Win, the Chief Minister of Bago Region, and the Danish Ambassador to Myanmar, Peter Lysholt Hasen.

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