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Gorkha Brewery

Carlsberg Group in Nepal

Gorkha Brewery was established in 1989 as a joint venture between the Khetan Group and the Carlsberg Group. In 2010, Carlsberg Group bought majority of the Gorkha Brewery shares and took over the management. Gorkha Brewery has one of the most advanced production sites in South Asia with its state of the art brewing facility and technical expertise.

The company is the market leader in Nepal with more than 70% market share and today Gorkha's product portfolio includes mainstream, premium, local premium and strong beers.

When Tuborg was launched in 1990 it was the first international beer brand in Nepal. It was followed by the launch of Carlsberg in 1995 and Royal Danish Tuborg Strong in 2002. In 2004, the company started licence brewing San Miguel. In 2007, Gorkha Brewery launched a brand new local beer named Gorkha. In the same year, Invenio wine was added to Gorkha Brewery’s portfolio. In 2010, Gorkha Brewery signed an exclusive agreement with T.C Pharmaceuticals, Thailand to distribute Red Bull in Nepal. Red Bull is solely imported and marketed by Gorkha Brewery.

Understanding the consumer needs to constantly innovate, Gorkha Brewery introduced The New Look of Tuborg with the innovative Pull-Off Cap in 2014. In 2016, Gorkha Brewery expanded into cider (non-beer) category with the launch of Somersby Apple Cider.

Key Facts

Breweries: 1
Market Position: 1
Market Share: 66%
Carlsberg Ownership: 90%

Contact

Gorkha Brewery Pvt Ltd.
PO Box 4140
Hattisar
Kathmandu
Nepal

Tel: +977 1 444 4445
Fax: +977 1 444 4443

E-mail: info@gorkhabrewery.com

Management

Managing Director, Gorkha Brewery

Ajith Babu

Email Ajith.Babu@carlsberg.asia

Media Relations

Communication Manager

Bishakha Kunwar

Email bishakha.kunwar@gorkhabrewery.com

Key Dates

1988 Joint venture with Danbrew and licence agreement for Tuborg
1989 Gorkha Brewery established by the Khetan Group
1990 Launch of the Tuborg brand
1995 Launch of Carlsberg
1998 Gorkha Brewery becomes market leader in Nepal
2004 Launch of San Miguel
2007 Launch of Invenio wine
2010 Launch of Red Bull
2010 Carlsberg Group bought 90% of Gorkha Brewery shares and took over the management
2012 Launch of Tuborg and San Miguel 500ml cans
2013 Launch of Gorkha Strong and Carlsberg 330ml bottle
2014 Launch of Tuborg with the innovative Pull-off Cap
2016 Launch of Carlsberg 500ml cans
2016 Launch of Somersby Apple Cider
2017 Launch of Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc

Did you know that...?

  • Carlsberg’s investment in Gorkha Brewery is one of the largest foreign direct investments in Nepal.
  • Gorkha Brewery is amongst the top five private sector contributors to the National Exchequer.
  • Tuborg enjoys a market share of approximately 50 per cent of the total beer market.
  • Largest tax payers in the beverage industry in Nepal