Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), the nation’s premier brewery, has been adjudged the Best Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturing Company.
The accolade was conferred on ABL at the recently organised Ghana Manufacturing Awards, held at the Kempiski Hotel in Accra.
The prestigious event, which is aimed at recognizing both local and international companies that have played significant and pioneering roles in the manufacturing industry, drew attendance from industries, ranging from manufacturing, service providers, distributors, financial institutions, insurance, regulators, government agencies and a host of others.
An annual ceremony that celebrates excellence in all aspects of manufacturing, the Ghana Manufacturing Awards acknowledged ABL for providing the very best in alcoholic beverages to Ghanaians, in spite of the difficulties the manufacturing industry has faced in recent years.
In a statement the Legal and Corporate Affairs Director of Accra Brewery Limited, Ms Adjoba Kyiamah, noted that as a major player in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage industry in Ghana, ABL is very excited that the company’s demonstration of persistence, optimism society’s progress has been duly recognized.
“Having become a part of the world’s largest beer business, ABInBev in October 2016, I have no doubt that ABL will continue to grow from strength to strength’’ she assured.
Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) has in recent years seen a complete revamp of its production processes with the completion of a USD100million expansion project. The company has over the years also introduced innovative beverages and shown commitment to the best practices in its manufacturing processes by placing emphasis on conserving water as well as reducing energy use and waste reduction.
The company has embarked on numerous community support initiatives across the country including campaigns in schools against under-age drinking and in hospitals on the negative effect of alcohol during pregnancy.
Its retailers have also benefited from responsible alcohol retailing programmes and business appreciation skills training.
Additionally, ABL has steadily increased the use of locally grown raw materials over the past ten years and today approximately 50% of its agricultural input is sourced locally.