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Royal Unibrew is a leading regional beverage provider in a number of markets – primarily in Northern Europe, Italy and in the international malt beverage markets.


We produce, market, sell and distribute quality beverages with focus on branded products within beer, malt beverages and soft drinks as well as cider and long drinks.


Our markets


Our main markets are Denmark, Finland, Italy and Germany as well as Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. To these should be added the international malt beverage markets comprising a number of established markets in the Americas region and major cities in Europe and North America as well as emerging markets in for example Africa.


Denmark – the number two provider of beer and soft drinks with a number of strong brands


Finland – the number two provider of beer and soft drinks with a number of strong brands, as well as international spirits and wine brands


The Baltic countries – among the leading providers of beer and soft drinks holding considerable market positions


Italy – among the market leaders in the super premium segment for beer with Ceres Strong Ale


International markets – among the market leaders in the premium segment for dark malt beverages, whereas the beer category is covered by the Faxe brand

Our brands


In all of our markets, we offer our customers strong and recognised brands.


Based on continuous development and innovation, it is our objective to meet customer demand for quality beverages.


In addition to our own brands, we offer licence-based international brands of the PepsiCo and Heineken Groups.

Our financial targets


Our medium-term financial targets:

·        EBIT margin: 15%

·        NIBD/EBITDA: Max 2.5 times

·        Equity ratio: at least 30% at year end


Distribution policy


Royal Unibrew is expected to continue generating a rather significant liquidity surplus in the future, and it remains the intention currently to make distributions to shareholders.


Dividend: 40-60% of net profit for the year


Share buy-backs will be considered currently taking into account optimisation of the capital structure.


Our strategy


It is our strategy to be a focused, regional beverage provider within beer, malt beverages and soft drinks – and to achieve leading positions in the markets or the segments in which we operate.


The main elements of our strategy are as follows:

·        Significant market positions

·        Locally based

·        Innovation and development

·        Operational efficiency

·        Financial flexibility


In 2016, the Company posted revenue of DKK 6,340 million and sold 9.7 million hectolitres of beer, malt and soft drinks.


The Group, which is domiciled in Faxe, Denmark, has a total of around 2,350 employees worldwide.  


Royal Unibrew is listed on NasdaqCopenhagen A/S and has approx 18,000 registered shareholders.




Royal Unibrew milestones
1992 - 2013

1992   Establisment of the Brewery Group A/S
1998   Quotation at the Copenhagen Stock Exchange
1999   Acquisition of Tauras breweri in Lithuania
2000   Acquisition of the Kalnapilis Brewery in Lithuania
2001   Merger with Albani Breweries A/S
2002   Cooperation with Heineken (beer in Denmark)
2003   Launch of the strategic plan V8
2004   Acquisition of the juice- and softdrinkproducer CIDO i Latvia. Launch of V8 Next
2005   Acquisitions of the breweries Lacplesa Alus in Latvia and Brok-Strzelec in Poland
2005   Launch of a new strategic plan, MACH II, and a new name: Royal Unibrew A/S
2006   Acquisition of two Caribbean breweries on Antigua og Dominica
2007   Acquisition of the breweries Lomza in Poland, St. Vincent in the Caribbean and Livu Alus in Latvia
2008   Acquisitions of the brewery Livu Alus in Latvia
2010   Sale of the Caribbean breweries on Antigua, St. Vincent and Dominica
2011   Merger of Royal Unibrew Polska Sp. z o.o. with Van Pur S.A.
2012   Sale of distribution business Impec in the Caribbean
2012   Sale of the shares in Van Pur S.A. for PLN 111 million
2013   Acquisition of Oy Hartwall Ab, Finland

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