About Asahi Group Holdings
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. is a global corporation with diverse interests ranging from brewing some of the world’s most beloved beers to manufacturing non-alcohol beverages and food. Primarily focused on Japan, Europe, Oceania, and Southeast Asia, Asahi Group is headquartered in Japan and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Founded in 1889 as Osaka Brewery, Ltd. – and with ambitions to establish a fully-fledged beer industry in Japan - Asahi Group has since grown into a corporation uniting a diverse global group of unique companies. This includes businesses that manufacture, market and sell alcohol beverages, non-alcohol beverages and food; a dedicated R&D company; and companies working with local communities and utilizing biotechnologies to improve environmental sustainability.
Since 2009, major M&A projects have driven Asahi Group’s expansion in Europe and Oceania and overseas operations now account for more than 45% of total revenue. Asahi Group delivers its unwavering commitment to quality on a truly global scale, with 70 production sites worldwide and operations in more than 100 markets. Asahi Group’s extensive brand portfolio includes five global brands: Asahi Super Dry, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Kozel, Pilsner Urquell and Grolsch. Other brands include Nikka Whisky, created by the man known as the “father of Japanese whisky”; Japanese non-alcohol beverage brands such as Wonda and CALPIS®; and a diverse range of iconic local brands around the world.
Guided by the mission set forth in the Asahi Group Philosophy: “Deliver on our great taste promise and bring more fun to life”, the Group’s highly diverse 30,000-strong workforce is committed to creating new value while embracing diversity. Asahi Group relies on the benefits of a healthy environment to manufacture products of the highest quality. As such, sustainability is at the heart of its management approach. This includes addressing a wide range of issues as part of its ambitious sustainability agenda: Environment, People, Communities, Health and Responsible Drinking. This work aims to improve the wellbeing of our diverse consumers and create a more sustainable world.