NEW LICENSE PARTNER – SARAJEVO BREWERY
Bosnian brewery Sarajevska pivara d.d. begins the production of Oettinger Pils under license
Sarajevska pivara d.d. (Sarajevo Brewery) is the new licensing partner of Oettinger Brauerei GmbH. The Bosnian brewery is now producing Oettinger Pils in 0.5-litre glass bottles in Sarajevo. The new Oettinger licensing partner had previously invested in its equipment and trained its employees. Further Oettinger beers, such as the Oettinger Hefeweißbier wheat beer, will be produced in Sarajevo in the long term. An expansion of the bottles/cans is also planned. In future the brewery will supply the markets in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Albania, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Macedonia.
Sarajevo Brewery was founded in 1864 and, like Oettinger Brauerei GmbH, can look back on a long tradition. The brewery is the leading Bosnia-Herzegovinian company for the production of beer, water and non-alcoholic beverages. The “Sarajevsko pivo” brand produced by the brewery is one of the strongest-selling Bosnian-Herzegovinian beers on the market. “The brewery has now extended its range with a German quality beer by producing Oettinger Pils under license,” explains Oettinger International Technical Consultant Gregor Mauritz. “We look forward to a long-term and successful cooperation with a strong partner in the Balkan region.”
From left to right: Haris Kuskunovic (CEO Sarajevo Brewery), Ernin Ališić (Executive Director), Mirsada Suljagic (Production Manager Sarajevo Brewery), Gregor Mauritz (Oettinger International Technical Consultant)
Producing around 940 million litres, the OETTINGER Group is one of Germany’s largest brewing companies. Every year it bottles around 2 billion bottles and cans with beer, beer-mix drinks and soft drinks. The family-owned company, which has been based in the Bavarian town of Oettingen since 1731, now has a workforce of 1,100. Apart from end-to-end quality control, state-of-the-art production facilities at four different sites, a Logistics Centre and company-wide environmental awareness, the company also endeavours to provide attractive pricing – made possible by efficient direct sales. Oettinger products are sold across the globe. The entire range of beer has also carried the official “GMO-FREE” seal since March 2013.