Heineken invests $100m in Mozambique brewery

Heineken has laid the foundation stone of its first brewery in Mozambique, identifying 'promising long-term economic perspectives' in the African country.

The brewer said that the new site, in the province of Maputo, represents a US$100m investment. The brewery, which has a capacity of 0.8m hectolitres, is expected to come online in the first half of 2019.

Heineken has had a sales and marketing office in Mozambique since 2016. The unit imports international beers including Heineken, Amstel, Amstel Lite and Sagres. The new site will produce beers for the domestic market. Heineken aims to source raw materials locally - in line with plans to source 60% of its agricultural raw materials in Africa by 2020.