United Breweries expands in India

United Breweries expands in India

United Breweries has signed a memorandum of understanding with the state government of Karnataka to set up a greenfield brewery at Nanjangud village in Mysore.

The new brewery will begin production within two years as United Breweries looks to increase its dominance of India's fledgling beer market.

“United Breweries will invest INR45 crore (US$9m) for setting up this unit,” a United Breweries spokesperson told just-drinks today (15 June). 

“Currently, United Breweries operates 16 own-beer production units and seven contracted production facilities across India," the spokesperson said, adding that land for the greenfield brewery has already been acquired and approved for development.

United Breweries, which owns Kingfisher lager and is part of billionaire Vijay Mallya's UB Group, has around a 50% volume share of India's beer market, according to market research group Mintel.