Molson Coors has opened a new head office for the western Canada area.

The brewer confirmed yesterday (19 October) that the office, based in Calgary, will cover sales, marketing, strategic planning, finance, human resources and public affairs. The western market includes all communities west of Manitoba to British Columbia and north to include the territories, the company said.

"Calgary is the hub of Molson's business network in Western Canada," said Mike Ross, Molson's vice-president for Western Canada. "It's a network that extends beyond the city, including our breweries in Edmonton and Vancouver, our local sales offices in Regina and Winnipeg, and our involvement in communities across the west."

Calgary's Mayor, Dave Bronconnier, added: "Molson is a company with a great history in Canada and, as a city, we certainly welcome and appreciate this new head office and the additional investment in Calgary. "It's (a) strong statement about Calgary's growing place in the North American economy, and about Molson's optimism about where our city is heading. I wish them great success."

The new office is located in the Kensington district of the city.