SABECO inaugurates Sài Gòn – Quảng Ngãi Brewery expansion project

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At the inauguration ceremony, representatives from the local government and SABECO pressed the button to start producing the first batch of beer of the project. — Photo courtesy of the firm

HCM CITY — SABECO on Tuesday officially inaugurated the capacity expansion project of Sài Gòn – Quảng Ngãi brewery for 2019-21.

At the inauguration ceremony, representatives from the local government and SABECO pressed the button to start producing the first batch of beer in the project. The inauguration ceremony marked the latest success of the brewery, following its implementation of a can-line with a capacity of 60,000 cans per hour in June 2020.

Bennett Neo, CEO of SABECO, delivered a speech at the inauguration ceremony. — Photo courtesy of the firm

“For Quảng Ngãi brewery, it was not too long ago, in 2010, that we started the brewery with only an RGB line, and a capacity of 100 million liters per year. In 2013, we put in an additional investment with the installation of a canning line. In 2020, we further invested VNĐ650 billion into Quảng Ngãi Brewery as part of SABECO’s 3-year Brewery Expansion Project,” said Bennett Neo, CEO of SABECO.

“Besides adding a new high tech, high speed canning line, we invested in 17 new tanks, a new filtration line, a yeast propagation system and a Reverse Osmosis water treatment system, expanding our capacity to 250 million a year. This is 2.5 times bigger than 2010.”

This is part of a three-year SABECO Brewery Expansion Project which SABECO announced in 2019, of which a total investment of VNĐ650 billion is for Quảng Ngãi Brewery.

After the implementation of the can-line with a capacity of 60,000 cans per hour in 2020, SABECO moved forward with the second phase: expanding and upgrading the brewery capacity to 250 million litres per year.

The can line, being imported from Germany, integrates many modern, highly automated functions, which optimise manufacturing costs and ensure efficient manufacturing management. The engineers and workers can also upgrade their working skills through on-job training, supervised by experts from Germany.

Since its inauguration in 2010, Sài Gòn – Quảng Ngãi Beer JSC has been one of the major revenue contributors to Quảng Ngãi Province.

SABECO contributed a total of more than VNĐ8 trillion over the past ten years (2011-21). Specifically, in 2021, the company contributed around VNĐ1.3 trillion to the provincial budget, a SABECO said.

Sài Gòn – Quảng Ngãi Beer JSC has contributed a total of VNĐ5.9 trillion over 10 years. The brewery contributed VNĐ1 trillion in 2019, and 871 billion as of November 2020. — VNS

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