AB Inbev has opened a new USD 180 million brewery in Mozambique, the company announced today. The new plant is AB InBev’s fourth brewery and the biggest in the country with a capacity of 2.4 million hectoliters per year. A later expansion to 6.7 million is possible. The brewery is located in Marracuene 30 km north of Mozambique's capital Maputo, exactly the same city where Heineken opened in 2019 its first brewery in Mozambique with a capacity of 800,000 hectoliters.(inside.beer, 19.3.2019)
It is “the biggest and (most) modern factory in the country and in Africa” according to Tomaz Salomão, President of Cervejas de Mocambique (CDM), AB InBev’s local unit in the country. It took three years to build the plant from scratch and employed more than two thousand Mozambicans during the construction phase. Ragendra de Sousa, the Mozambican Minister of Industry and Trade, laid on Friday, 7 December 2018, the first stone. (inside.beer, 10.12.2018)
The brewery will provide permanent employment for more than 200 employees and produce 80,000 bottles per hour, Mr. Salomão said.