Belize Brewing Company enters partnership with leading International Brewer – Belize Brewing Company Limited (BBCo) announced on Friday, May 11, 2018, that it has taken Heineken International B.V. (HEINKEN) as a minority stake partner.
This is a strategic relationship which provides BBCo with a strong international partner (the second largest brewer in the world), access to global procurement, international best practices, and greater potential growth in the CARICOM and beyond.
HEINEKEN, a publicly traded company, is first and foremost a brewer… A brewer in which the Heineken Family owns majority voting rights, which makes it a Family Company who shares similar corporate values as BBCo.
With the support from our world class partner, we look forward to improving and growing our company and brands locally and internationally, whilst we continue to invest in Belize.
BBCo is a subsidiary of Bowen & Bowen Limited (B&B), a third generation 100% Belizean family owned company since 1932.
Michael Bowen, President / CEO at BBCo, said: “We welcome HEINEKEN as our new partner. Heineken is a world class family owned company who share our values. We look forward to improving and growing our company with the help of our strategic partner.”
Marc Busain, President Americas at HEINEKEN, said: “We are delighted to announce the new partnership with Belize Brewing Company and the Bowen family. We recognize BBC strong capabilities and position in the country and as a member of the CARICOM region, which offer a lot of potential for growth. We look forward to continue growing together.”