United Breweries Limited (UBL)
The beginning of what is today The UB Group is rooted in the flagship company, United Breweries Limited, (UBL) also referred to as the Beer Division of the UB Group. Led by Mr. Kalyan Ganguly, President & Managing Director, it is the market leader for beers in India.
UBL has an association with brewing dating back over nine decades, starting with 5 breweries in South India in 1915. From bullock cart-loaded barrels or 'hogheads' of frothing ale, the beer business has gone on to become the undisputed 'king' in the Indian beer market. UBL today boasts an impressive spread of own and contract manufacturing facilities throughout the country. Here, innovative, creative and aggressive marketing is complemented by a strong distribution network. A management focused on building brand equity on one hand and exploiting it to the hilt on the other.
Quality and hygiene are the key elements of the United Breweries' manufacturing philosophy. To this end, the Central Scientific Laboratory (CSL), headquartered at Bangalore sets standards for all its breweries. Quality Management Systems laid out along the lines of ISO 9000 are strictly adhered to, controlling quality at every stage of production,