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. A K Ravi Nedungadi


    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 managing the businesses of UB International Ltd., 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. Sunil Alagh


    Mr. Sunil Alagh is the Managing Director of SKA Advisors Pvt. Ltd., 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 Boards of Prasar Bharati, India, Indofil Industries Ltd, GATI Ltd. (a JV with KWE, Japan) and GATI Import & Export Trading 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 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.

  • Mr. Rudolf Servaas Van Den Brink


    Mr Rudolf Gijsbert Servaas van den Brink has been appointed as President of Heineken APAC since October 2018 and is a member of the Executive Team of Heineken N.V.. Mr van den Brink served as the Managing Director of Heineken Mexico (Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma) in Monterrey, Mexico from August 2015 to September 2018 and was the Managing Director for Heineken USA in New York, USA from October 2009 to July 2015. From June 1999 to September 2009, he successively served as a Senior Brand Manager (Pepsi & 7UP) and Trade Marketing Manager for Vrumona (part of the Heineken Group) in Bunnik, the Netherlands, the International Channel Development Manager for Heineken Global Commerce, Amsterdam and the Commercial Director for Bralima S.A.R.L. (part of the Heineken Group) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Mr. van den Brink has been appointed on the Board of UBL effective November 14, 2018.

  • Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw


    Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a pioneer of the biotechnology industry in India and the founder of the country’s leading biotechnology enterprise, Biocon. Named among TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw is recognized as a thought leader who has made her country proud by building a globally recognized biopharmaceutical enterprise that is committed to innovation and affordability in delivering best-in-class therapeutics to patients across the globe.

    As a global influencer, she is ranked among ‘World’s 25 Most Influential People in Biopharma’ by Fierce Biotech, Forbes magazine’s ‘100 Most Powerful Women’ and Fortune’s ‘Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Asia-Pacific’. She has also featured in ‘The Worldview 100 List’ of the most influential visionaries by Scientific American magazine and named among the ‘100 Leading Global Thinkers’ by Foreign Policy magazine. Most recently, she has been ranked No. 1 in the Business Captains category on ‘Medicine Maker Power List’ 2018, an index of the 100 most influential people across the globe in the field of medicine, where she has been among the Top 10, consecutively since 2015.

    She is conferred with the Highest French Distinction - Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour), and bestowed with the Advancing Women in Science (AWSM) Award for Excellence by The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA. At home, she has been awarded with the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, the most coveted Civilian National Awards of India.

    She 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. A founder member of Karnataka’s Vision Group on Biotechnology and currently chairs this forum.

    Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw 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 Ballarat (2004), University of Abertay (2007), University of Glasgow (2008), Heriot-Watt University (2008), National University of Ireland (2012) and Trinity College, Dublin (2012) for her pre-eminent contributions to field of biotechnology.

    Ms. Mazumdar Shaw is a member of the Board of Trustees of The MIT Corporation, USA and recently 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. She also serves on the Board of Infosys, Narayna Health and IIT Bombay.

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

  • Mr. Madhav Bhatkuly


    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. Christiaan J van Steenbergen


    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 has been appointed on the Board of UBL effective November 08, 2017.

  • Mr. Stephan Gerlich


    Since 2014 Stephan Gerlich is Managing director of Bayer de México. Since 1978 he worked for the Bayer group in different functions and countries and lived with his family in France, USA and Mexico. From 2003 until 2014 Mr. Gerlich was Responsible for the Bayer group in India, based in Mumbai.

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

  • Mr. Shekhar Ramamurthy

    Managing Director

    Mr. Shekhar Ramamurthy is an alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Kolkata. He has been with the UB Group since 1989 and has been in several roles across the Group. He joined in the Corporate Planning function and soon thereafter moved into a Marketing role with what is now United Spirits Limited. He spent over 9 years in the Spirits business in Marketing and Sales roles before joining United Breweries Limited as the Head of Marketing and Sales in October 1999. He took on greater responsibilities as the Deputy President of UBL from October 2007 and then as the Joint President of the company from September 2012 till taking over as the Managing Director on 01 August 2015.

    He has been an integral part of the dynamic growth story of the Company that has seen brand Kingfisher establish itself as the number 1 choice of consumers in India.

  • Mr. Govind Iyengar

    Company Secretary

    Mr. Govind Iyengar joined erstwhile United Breweries Limited (UBL) in February 2001 as Deputy Company Secretary to look after the Secretarial matters of the company. Prior to joining UBL, he was working with Citurgia Bio-Chemicals Limited, a Wadia Group Company in Mumbai as a Company Secretary. Upon de-merger of the brewing business of the erstwhile UBL into the current organisation, Mr. Iyengar took over the position as Company Secretary. Presently, Mr. Iyengar heads the Secretarial and Legal functions of UBL as Senior Vice President- Legal & Company Secretary.

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 30

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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

United Breweries Ltd

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

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