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 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”), world’s largest brewer, AB InBev became the holder of 24% stake in Anadolu Efes.
Anadolu Efes runs its international beer operations through Efes Breweries International NV (“EBI”), its 100% subsidiary based in 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 10th largest brewer* by production volume. The company serves a population of close to 700 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 26 bottling plants in 10 countries, including Turkey among others, Anadolu Efes is operating as one of the most important players in its region and among top 10 largest Coca-Cola bottlers by sales volume. The company ships its products to more than 70 countries.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, important developments have been achieved this year. Anadolu Efes developed the “+1 Resting” technique as a result of 2 years of R&D activities. This production technique was certified by VLB Berlin Institute.
With its entrepreneurship ecosystem and continuing to work shoulder-to-shoulder with farmers, Anadolu Efes pioneered the business environment with social benefit projects, also during the pandemic period. Focusing on its brands, consumers, stakeholders, digitalization, sustainability and financial discipline, and generating strong free cash flow will continue to be the priorities of Anadolu Efes.