About Bralirwa

Bralirwa limited is a public company limited by shares since 9th June 2010 incorporated in the Republic of Rwanda under the law no7/2009 of 27th April 2009 relating to companies and registered by the Registrar General Office under no 100004348.

Bralirwa Limited was the first company listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) as from 31st January, 2011. BRALIRWA Limited is a proudly Rwandan company with roots in the country that date back over 56 years to 1959 when the Company’s flagship Rwandan beer brand, Primus, was first produced in Gisenyi. We have since grown into one of the largest companies in Rwanda.

We seek to play a key part throughout Rwandan society through the application of our core values to our business:

  • Passion for Quality
  • Enjoyment for Life
  • Respect for the People, Society and Environment

 

Bralirwa History

  • 1959
    1959

    BRALIMA started its operations with the production of the first Primus bottle. Primus was the only beer sold in the Rwandan market until 1987.

  • 1960
    1960

    In 1960, BRALIMA, was converted from a Congolese company into a Belgian company.

  • 1963
    1963

    In 1963, BRALIRWA S.A.R.L. was created and incorporated as a Rwandan company.

  • From 1971 to 1990
    From 1971 to 1990

    HEINEKEN N.V., the international brewer, acquired a majority equity stake (70%) in the Company. With the acquisition, the Company greatly improved its brewing process.

  • From 1971 to 1990

    The Company diversified into the sparkling beverages business in 1974 when it started to produce The Coca-Cola Company products (i.e. Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite) under license.

  • 1996
    1996

    BRALIRWA was incorporated as a public company “BRALIRWA S.A.” (Reg No: RC 001/76), under the Laws of the Republic of Rwanda

  • 2001
    2001

    The Company started importation of Amstel beer brand from BRARUDI in the Republic of Burundi, before it started local production of the beer in 2006.

  • 2007
    2007

    The year 2007 marked the launch of Primus Ntoya in the 33cl bottle.

  • 2008
    2008

    In 2008, the technical capacity at the brewery (Gisenyi) was increased with the installation of 5 additional fermentation tanks and an upgrade of the bottling line to meet the demand. 

  • 2009

    In 2009, the Company celebrated 50 years in existence and launched a new logo reflecting BRALIRWA’s energy and dynamism.

  • 2010

    BRALIRWA S.A. was converted into a Public Limited Company (PLC) by shares and registered with the Registrar General’s Office under the company code 100004348 pursuant to the Rwandan Law relating to Companies, and is domiciled in Rwanda.

  • 2010

    Following its investments in production capacity, improved sales execution and intensified marketing activities, the Company will record the highest sales volume ever in its history with an expected volume of at least 1.3 million hectoliters of beer and sparkling beverages.

  • Today

    BRALIRWA is one of the largest companies and the highest taxpayer in Rwanda. The Company estimates that it has approximately 94% market share of the commercial beer market and 99% of the sparkling beverages market in Rwanda.

Awards and Achievements

  • holder2012

    Won RDB Best General Manufacturer Award
    Won RDB Best Exporter Award 2011

  • holder2011

    Won Heineken Brand Building Award for its nationwide activation and celebration of 50th anniversary in 2009
    Won Guiness League of Excellence
    Received Coca Cola Company 2010 Golden Award for Quality
    Received Coca Cola Bottle Excellence Award for Quality

  • holder2010

    Obtained OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
    Obtained ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems
    Obtained ISO 14001:2004 Environment Management System Certificate
    Won The Coca-Cola Company Golden Award for Quality and Performance
    Won RDB award for Best Rwandan Manufacturer

  • holder2009

    Won award of excellence for high and timely tax payments in 2008
    Obtained ISO 22000 Standard Certificate
    Celebrated its Golden Jubilee (50 years)

  • holder2008

    Won the RDB Award for best creator of forward and backward linkages with Small and Medium Enterprises
    Voted the second most respected Company in Rwanda
    The Company’s HIV Programme was internationally recognized by Global Business Coalition in New York
    Chosen as the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Gold Investor Award, recognizing it as the best investor in Rwanda

  • holder2006

    Voted best Corporate Company in Rwanda

  • holder2004

    Obtained HACCP Certificate
    First Company in Rwanda to be ISO certified. (Universal Quality Audit)

Contact Us

BRALIRWA LTD
B.P. 131 KIGALI RWANDA
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: +250 252 587200 / 582993

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