Welcome to United Breweries Limited

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  • India's largest beer company

    A market leader in the truest sense

  • Brewing excellence since inception

    With a hundred-year heritage

  • Times Change,

    The Good Times Don't!

  • Committed to giving the best experience to our patrons

  • Recipient of prestigious international accolades

  • A vast distribution network
    across India

UB at a Glance

In 1915, the foundation of Good Times was laid with the coming together of 5 breweries in South India. Today, our beer business has shown strong growth and we are the undisputed king of the Indian beer market.

United Breweries Limited is synonymous with innovation and aggressive marketing that is complemented by a strong distribution network which encompasses an impressive spread of owned and contract manufacturing facilities across the country.

Our flagship brand 'Kingfisher', has achieved international recognition consistently, and has won many awards at international beer festivals. Our most popular beer, Kingfisher Premium Lager beer, is currently available in 69 countries and leads the way among Indian beers in the international market.

Mission Statement

The group’s Mission Statement embodies these objectives:

  • To be the recognized leader in our target markets.
  • To recognize the value of human assets and be the preferred employer wherever we operate.
  • To be the partner of choice for customers and suppliers.
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Heritage & History

It all began with 5 breweries in South India, the oldest of which, Castle Breweries, dates back to 1857. United Breweries, as these breweries were named in 1915, has come a very long way.

Soon afterwards, the sight of bullock carts carrying huge barrels or 'Hog's heads' containing beer became a household sight. These carts wheeled their way to customers, including British troops living in and around Madras, Bangalore and the Nilgiris. Almost immediately, the brew from UB became a favourite, especially with the British troops. So began the history of beer in India, and the history of United Breweries!

The company was bought by the late Mr. Vittal Mallya in 1947, and since then, has consistently tasted success and never looked back. Today, each one of the 89,763 outlets selling beer in India, sell atleast one brand from United Breweries.

  • 1915

    United Breweries (UB) forays into brewing with 5 breweries in South India.

  • 1944

    First bottled beer is created under the label "Exports Beer".

  • 1948

    Mr. Vittal Mallya becomes first Chairman.

  • 1950

    Bangalore is made headquarters.

  • 1960

    Kalyani Breweries is set up in Kalyani, West Bengal.

  • 1965

    Kesarwal Beverages is set up in Goa.

  • 1972

    High Range Breweries is set up in Cherthala in Kerala.


Board of Directors

  • Mr. Rishi Pardal

    Managing Director

    Mr. Rishi Pardal joined Avery Dennison Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company in November 2010 as Vice President and Managing Director of Retail Brand and Information Solutions, South Asia, where he championed significant growth and profitability improvement at businesses across India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. In 2014, Mr. Rishi was appointed to the position of Vice President and General Manager, North Asia where he made equally significant progress. In June 2017, he was promoted to his present position i.e., Vice President of Global Apparel Solutions for Retail Brand and Information Solutions and was a Member of Corporate Leadership Team of Avery Dennison Corporation. As a Member of the Corporate Leadership Team, Mr. Rishi was engaged in contributing to strategy and initiatives that have a global and cross Business impact for Avery Dennison Corporation including sustainability, diversity, business policies etc.

    Prior to Avery Dennison Corporation, Mr. Rishi was Managing Director of Marico Bangladesh Limited, following a 14-year career in various Management roles with Hindustan Unilever Limited. He has extensive experience in sales and customer development, marketing, corporate governance, brand equity and talent development.

    Mr. Rishi has completed his Masters’ Program in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. He has also completed various functional, leadership and Management Development Programs from Northwestern-Kellogg’s, IMD and HBS (in-progress).

    Mr. Rishi has been appointed on the Board of UBL effective August 01, 2020.

  • Mr. A K Ravi Nedungadi

    Director (NE)

    A trained Chartered and Cost Accountant, Mr. Nedungadi joined the United Breweries Group in 1990 as the Corporate Treasurer. Within two years, he became the Group Finance Director of the Group’s International business headquartered in London which comprised the paint giant Berger Jenson and Nicholson having operations spanning 27 countries.

    He played a lead role in listing the Berger Group Companies on various international Stock Exchanges including the London and Singapore bourses.

    Since his appointment as the President and Group CFO in 1998, he led the way to sharpening the focus of the Group, which had a conglomerate approach, on areas of competence and global reach. This saw the Group focus on clearly defined verticals each area presenting clear leadership within India and global significance.

    He played a key role in a number of corporate actions including domestic and international acquisitions, mergers, etc. leading to a manifold increase in the market capitalization of the Group.

    Mr. Nedungadi is the recipient of many awards of excellence, including Udyog Ratan Award, IMA’s CFO of the Year, CNBC TV 18’s – CFO of the Year – M&A, etc. Memberships in esteemed organizations like Who’s Who of Professionals only reinforce the above testimonials.

    Mr. Nedungadi has been on the Board of UBL since August 09, 2002.

  • Mr. Christiaan J van Steenbergen

    Director (NE)

    Mr. Christiaan A J Van Steenbergen was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer of Heineken in May 2014. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President Corporate HR of Royal DSM since 2010 based in Heerlen, the Netherlands. He is a lawyer by training and has spent more than 20 years in Senior HR and operational roles. He was Chief Human Resources Officer Cadbury, President Europe Cadbury, for 8 years from 2002 to 2010. Prior to Cadbury, he held different positions in Quick Restaurants SA in Belgium as CEO and in Randstad Belgium as Managing Director.

    Mr. Christiaan A J Van Steenbergen has been on the Board of UBL since November 08, 2017.

  • Mr. Jan Cornelis van der Linden

    Director (NE)

    Mr. Jan Cornelis van der Linden, is an MBA in Business Administration from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands. He has completed various Management Development Programs from Harvard Business School, Wharton – University of Pennsylvania, INSEAD Business School and University of Michigan. He joined Heineken in 1999 as Management Trainee, and since then has worked in increasingly senior international management positions in Sales, Marketing and General Management. From 1999-2008 he worked in Africa, Ireland and was part of the Management Team at Group Commerce, Heineken International, in the capacity of Global Brand Director Amstel. In 2008 he became Executive Board Member of Nigerian Breweries Plc., and joined the Management Team at Heineken UK in 2012. In 2015 he was appointed as Managing Director of Heineken China and in August 2019 he was appointed as Managing Director of Heineken Vietnam. Currently, Mr. van der Linden is President Asia Pacific, Heineken.

    Mr. Jan Cornelis van der Linden has been appointed on the Board of UBL effective June 01, 2020.

  • Mr. Sunil Alagh

    Director (Ind)

    Mr. Sunil Alagh is the Managing Director of SKA Advisors Private Limited, a Business Advisory/Consultancy firm with a focus on Marketing and Brand building strategies. He is a graduate in Economics (Hons.) with MBA from IIM Calcutta. He has worked with ITC Limited, Jagatjit Industries Limited and Britannia Industries Limited. He was Managing Director and CEO of Britannia Industries Limited from 1989 to 2003. During this tenure, Britannia figured in the Forbes Magazine list of 300 Best Small Companies in the world for 3 years. It also became the Number 1 food Brand in India.

    He is on the Board of Indofil Industries Ltd. In addition, he is a Senior Advisor to AXA, France, a Member on Advisory Board of Vikas Ecotech Ltd., New Delhi and on the Executive Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He is a former Member of the Board of IL&FS Investsmart Ltd., the Indian Advisory Board of Schindler Switzerland, Board of Governors’ of IIM Bangalore and IIM Indore, the Governing Council of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and a Member of the Round Table on Higher Education of the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. He is also the past Board Member of Prasar Bharati, India. He was honoured with the ‘Gold Medal Kashlkar Memorial Award 2000’ for outstanding contribution to the food processing industry in India. He was a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2002.

    Mr. Alagh has been on the Board of UBL since April 29, 2005.

  • Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

    Director (Ind)

    Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a pioneering biotech entrepreneur, a healthcare visionary, a global influencer and a passionate philanthropist. She is a pioneer of India’s biotech industry and founder of Biocon.

    She is the proud recipient of two of India’s highest civilian honours, the Padma Shri (1989) and the Padma Bhushan (2005). She was also honoured with the Order of Australia, Australia’s Highest Civilian Honour in January 2020. In 2016, she was conferred with the highest French distinction - Knight of the Legion of Honour.

    Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw has been ranked amongst the world’s top 20 inspirational leaders in the field of biopharmaceuticals in The Medicine Maker Power List 2020. Her achievements have been recognised with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in Healthcare’ by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi. She has most recently been named as the winner of EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 Award.

    She holds key positions in various industry, educational, government and professional bodies globally. She has been elected as a full-term Member of the Board of Trustees of The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. She has been elected as a Member of the prestigious USA based National Academy of Engineering (NAE), for her contribution to the development of affordable bio-pharmaceuticals and the biotechnology industry in India.

    Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw pioneered the setting up of Association of Biotech Led Enterprises (ABLE), which has been instrumental in bringing government, industry and academia together to charter a clear and progressive growth path for biotechnology in India. She is a founder Member of Karnataka’s Vision Group on Biotechnology and currently chairs this forum.

    She holds a bachelor’s degree in science (Zoology Hons.) from Bangalore University and a master’s degree in malting and brewing from Ballarat College, Melbourne University. She has been awarded with several honorary degrees from the Universities of repute including Ballarat (2004), University of Abertay (2007), University of Glasgow (2008), Heriot-Watt University (2008), National University of Ireland (2012), Trinity College, Dublin (2012), Deakin University (2019) for her pre-eminent contributions in the field of biotechnology.

    Ms. Mazumdar Shaw has been on the Board of UBL since October 26, 2009.

  • Mr. Madhav Bhatkuly

    Director (Ind)

    Mr. Madhav Bhatkuly has a Master’s Degree in Commerce from Sydenham College, Bombay and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics. He is a recipient of the Foreign and Commonwealth Scholarship from the British Government. Mr. Bhatkuly was a country partner of Arisaig Partners from 1999 to 2005. Prior to that, he was associated with SG Securities and ICICI Bank Limited. He partnered with Chris Hohn of The Children’s Investment Fund, (UK) TCI to set up a dedicated India Fund. He is credited to have been amongst the first institutional investors in many small Companies which have gone on to become some of India’s leading names. He has been featured on several TV shows including “CNBC’s Wizards of Dalal Street”, Indianomics, the Karan Thapar Show etc. and has been invited to speak at many business schools such as the Indian Institute of Management and by many organisations such as the Confederation of India Industries (CII), Goldman Sachs etc.

    He currently serves as Director on the Board of New Horizon Opportunities Master Fund (NHOF).

    Mr. Bhatkuly has been on the Board of UBL since October 26, 2009.

  • Mr. Stephan Gerlich

    Director (Ind)

    Mr. Stephan Gerlich retired from Bayer after 41 years working with Bayer in different functions and Countries across Mexico, United States of America, France and India. For 11 years he was Managing Director for Bayer in India, based in Mumbai. Mr. Stephan Gerlich retired as Managing Director of Bayer de Mexico in October 2019 and now lives in his home country, Germany, since then.

    Mr. Gerlich has been on the Board of UBL since July 02, 2010.

Manufacturing network
in India

Production - Plants around India

A testament to our success, sealed by experts. Here's a showcase of the vast footprint of the production capabilities through owned and contracted facilities of United Breweries Ltd., across the length and breadth of India.

21 units out of 32

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C 60, Focal Point Area,
Ludhiana – 141001

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Main Jaipur Highway, Village Joniawas Dharuhera, District Rewari, Haryana - 122106

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Plot No 3 & 3A RIICO Industrial Area, Milestone-111, NH-8, Shahjahanpur Rajasthan - 301706

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Alwar(Rajasthan), RIICO Industrial Area, Block No.SP 971, Chopanki, Alwar District, Rajasthan - 301019

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Plot No. A-1 Industrial Area, Kopakala (Naubatpur) District Patna. Bihar - 801109

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Vittal Mallya Road, Plot No. 18, Block - D, PO: Kalyani, Dist: Nadia, West Bengal - 741235

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Plot No. L-10 / 11, MIDC, Waluj Industrial Area, Aurangabad - 431136

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Plot H-8 to H-11, MIDC Industrial Area, Waluj, Aurangabad - 431136, Maharashtra

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Plot No-M-1, MIDC Industrial Area, Raigad, Taloja - 410208, Maharashtra

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Survey No. 294/1, 294/2, APIIC Park, Kothlapur Village, Sangareddy Mandal, Medak District, Andhra Pradesh - 502295

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Survey No. 242, 261, 263 TO 273 & 299, Mallepally Village, Kondapur Mandal, Medak District – 502295

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Unit Khurda Plot No. B-1, Khurda Industrial Estate, Khurda - 752055

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Bantupalli Village, J R Puram Post, Ranasthalam Mandal, Srikakulam District - 532407

United Breweries Ltd

Post Box No.3, Bethora, Ponda,
Goa - 403401

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Plot No. 310, 311, 322E Industrial Area, Baikampady, Mangalore - 575011

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20th Mile, Tumkur Road, Nelamangala, Bangalore - 562123

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Thiruvallur High Road, Aranovoyal Village, Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu - 602025

Empee Breweries Ltd.

788/2, Kuthambakkam, Thirumazhisai P.O.Tiruvallur Dist.Chennai - 602107

United Breweries Ltd

Tandya Industrial Area, Nanjungud Taluk, Mysore - 570301

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Kanjikode West (PO), Palakkad – 678623

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Post Box No. 2, Varanad P.O, Cherthala, Alappuzha Dist, Kerala - 688524

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