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Brewery Alivaria

Carlsberg Group in Belarus

The Alivaria brewery in Minsk was established in 1864. It has 860 employees and a brewing capacity of 1.2 million hL. The company's main brand, 'Alivaria', is one of the most recognised brands in Belarus with a market share of approximately 17%.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) had been a major shareholder in Alivaria since 2005 and was looking for an international partner to help develop the business. It now holds 10.5% of the shares, while the Carlsberg Group holds 78.3% of shares.

Key Facts

Breweries: 1
Market Position: 1
Market Share: 28.5%
Carlsberg Ownership: 78.3%

Contact

Brewery Alivaria,
30 Kiseleva str. 
Minsk 220002, Belarus

Managament

Managing Director, Olivaria Belarus

Oleg Khaidakin

Media Relations

Head of Corporate Affairs, Alivaria Brewery

Alla Letyago

Tel +375 17 239 58 00 Email letyago_ay@alivaria.by

Key Dates

1864 Alivaria Brewery established
2005 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development becomes a major shareholder
2006 Carlsberg invests (through BBH) in Alivaria Brewery
2011 Carlsberg Group becomes the majority shareholder

Did you know that...?

  • Alivaria's history dates back to the 19th century. During its existence the plant has produced different sorts of beer, changed many names and owners, but it has always respected brewing traditions.