SABMiller has added to its Polish subsidiary with a brewery acquisition in the country.

The global brewer announced today (3 August) that Kompania Piwowarska has agreed to buy Browar Belgia from Belgian brewer Palm Breweries. The transaction will cost the SABMiller unit around EUR65m (US$89m), and is subject to clearance from Polish competition authorities.

Browar Belgia operates one brewery situated in Kielce in the south-east of the country, and its principal brands are Wojak, Gingers and Frater. The facility has an annual production capacity in excess of 1m hectolitres.

"We are optimistic about our future growth prospects and Browar Belgia provides us with expansion capacity without the need to develop a greenfield site," said Mark Bowman, Piwowarska's managing director.

Late last year, SABMiller said it was investing $100m into all three of Piwowarska's breweries in Poland. The injection will see its Tyskie brewery produce in the region of 8m hectolitres a year.