About Anadolu Efes
Anadolu Efes started its journey in 1969 with two breweries established in İstanbul and İzmir. Becoming the market leader shortly, Anadolu Efes contributed to the development of the market by cultivating the beer culture in Turkey. With its strong vision, Anadolu Efes introduced many “firsts” to the consumers and became the largest brewer in Turkey shortly. The company took an important step by expanding abroad in the 1990s. Regarding the international operations, Anadolu Efes took another important step aimed at commercial sustainability in the global market in 2012 and formed a strategic alliance with SABMiller Plc (“SABMiller”). In 2016, following the acquisition of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev (“AB InBev”), the world’s largest brewer, AB InBev became the holder of a 24% stake in Anadolu Efes.
Anadolu Efes runs its international beer operations through Efes Breweries International B.V. (“EBI”), its 100% subsidiary based in the Netherlands. Anadolu Efes is also the main shareholder of Coca-Cola İçecek A.Ş. (“CCI”), which runs Coca-Cola operations in Turkey and abroad.
Making more than two-thirds of its net sales in international markets, Anadolu Efes is Europe’s 5th and the world’s 9th largest brewer* by production volume. The company serves a population of close to 750 million with beer and soft drinks brands in its portfolio. With 21 breweries, 5 malteries, 1 hops processing facility and 1 preform plant in 6 countries, and 29 bottling plants in 11 countries, including Turkey among others, Anadolu Efes is operating as one of the key players in its region and among the top 10 largest Coca-Cola bottlers by sales volume. The company ships its products to more than 70 countries.
Generating free cash flow by focusing on its brands, consumers, stakeholders, digitalization, sustainability, and financial discipline are among the priorities of Anadolu Efes.
* The Barth Report 2020/2021