Baltika transfers brewing license in Kazakhstan to Derbes

january 13, 2010

Baltika Breweries, Russia’s largest beer producer headquartered in St Petersburg, has transferred its Kazakh beer licence to Derbes Brewery, a subsidiary of Carlsberg Group.

Under a licence agreement valid through 2029, Derbes can use the brand, know-how and technology to produce, market and promote the Baltika and Nevskoye brands in Kazakhstan, a republic in Central Asia.

Earlier reports said Baltika shareholders approved a deal in December 2009 to sign a contract for the licensed production of Baltika beer in Kazakhstan at Derbes facilities.

Baltika Breweries was established in 1992. The group runs 11 factories in nine Russian regions and a plant in Azerbaijan. Baltika has exported its beer to Kazakhstan since 2000. Derbes Brewery Ltd is one of the leading breweries in Kazakhstan.

FC Novosti IA - 12.01.10

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