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Lao Brewery Co Lt.d

Carlsberg Group in Laos

Lao Brewery Co Ltd was established in 1973 and is now a joint venture company owned by the Carlsberg Group and the Lao government. The company has grown significantly over the past 15 years and now has more than 700 employees. It is highly rated in Laos. 

The flagship of the company is Beerlao - a strong national beer brand with a 99% market share that has received international awards for quality.  The company also produces and sells Tigerhead Drinking Water.

A third production line was installed at the brewery in Vientiane, and a new plant was built in the southern province of Champasack in 2007.



Managing Director, Laos and Cambodia

Henrik Juel Andersen

Key Facts

Breweries: 2
Market Position: 1
Market Share: 95%
Carlsberg Ownership: 61%


Lao Brewery Co. Ltd.
Km12 Thadeua Road, Hatxayfong District
P.O. Box 1016
Vientiane Capital

Key Dates

1973 Lao brewery founded
2002 Carlsberg acquires 25% shareholding
2005 Carlsberg increases shareholding to 50%
2011 Carlsberg increases sharedolding to 51% after merging with LSDC

Did you know that...?

  • In 2006 Lao Brewery won gold and silver awards at the 45th World Selection of Water, Soft Drinks and Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Beer.