Asahi Beverages is pleased to announce it will combine its two alcohol businesses: Carlton & United Breweries and Asahi Premium Beverages. The combined business will operate under the iconic Carlton & United Breweries name.

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A new recycling plant will substantially increase the amount of recycled PET plastic produced in Australia each year from local waste. 

The decision to build the world-class facility in Albury/Wodonga was confirmed yesterday after Pact Group Holdings Ltd, Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd and Asahi Beverages formally entered a joint venture to deliver the project.

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Asahi Beverages is delighted to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Carlton & United Breweries and welcomes CUB’s employees to the Asahi Beverages family. 

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Asahi Beverages welcomes the Foreign Investment Review Board’s approval of Asahi’s acquisition of Carlton & United Breweries (CUB). This approval represents the conclusion of the regulatory review process and all of the regulatory conditions to closing the transaction have now been satisfied. 

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Asahi Beverages welcomes today’s announcement by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to not oppose Asahi’s acquisition of Carlton & United Breweries (CUB).

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Asahi Beverages welcomes today’s announcement by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) relating to the next steps in Asahi’s proposed acquisition of Carlton & United Breweries (CUB).

 Asahi Beverages has been working closely with the ACCC and has proposed undertakings to address the preliminary concerns the ACCC raised in December in relation to this acquisition.  The undertakings relate to divesting some cider and beer brands to address concerns the ACCC has raised in these categories.

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Asahi Beverages welcomes the news from Victorian Premier, Dan Andrews, that the State Government will implement a container deposit scheme. 

Peter Margin, Chairman Asahi Beverages: “As a major beverage company, we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment.

“Last week, we announced our intention to form a joint venture with Pact Group and Cleanaway to jointly develop a plastic pelletising facility to close the loop and contribute to a circular economy, helping turn plastic bottles back into new bottles.

 “Introducing a container deposit scheme in Victoria will help improve recycling rates. We’re ready to support and play our part in implementing an efficient and well-run container deposit scheme in Victoria, which aligns with other schemes in operation throughout Australia.”

Asahi Beverages is proud to join with Pact and Cleanaway to form a joint venture to develop a plastic recycling plant to close the loop and contribute to a circular economy in Australia.

The three parties have today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop a local plastic pelletising facility.

It is anticipated that the facility will process up to 28,000 tonnes of plastic bottles and other recyclables into flake and food grade pellets which will be used as a raw material for the production of packaging for food and beverages.

The proposed facility will be located in Albury/Wodonga to service markets across the East Coast and create approximately 30 local jobs in regional Australia.

It is anticipated that the facility will be operational by December 2021.

For more information refer to the joint media release.

Asahi Lifestyle Beverages is proud to announce that we have enhanced and renewed our exclusive bottling appointment with PepsiCo for the long term.

Asahi Lifestyle Beverages is the exclusive beverages bottler of PepsiCo’s master beverage brands in Australia –which include Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Gatorade, Mountain Dew and 7UP.

The Asahi Lifestyle Beverages and PepsiCo current partnership in Australia extends back 20 years, and we are very proud of what the two companies have achieved together in that time.

Both parties look forward to continuing our long and prosperous relationship.

Asahi Beverages has today committed to the use of 100% renewable electricity across its operations in Australia and New Zealand by 2025.

Asahi Beverages is aligned with its global parent company, Asahi Group Holdings’s ambition of being carbon zero by 2050.

Asahi Beverages Chairman, Peter Margin said: “Achieving this outcome is important to us, and we are working towards this via various means, which will also include 100% renewable energy.

 “Moving towards 100% renewable energy is the right thing for us as a major manufacturer.  We have been working on a plan to do this as part of our overall sustainability agenda. It’s a step further in the right direction towards achieving zero carbon emissions.”

We are pleased to present our inaugural Asahi Beverages environment, social and governance report.  In this report, we provide insight into some of the work we have already started.  This is the beginning of a way of working and philosophy that sets us up for the future.

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Asahi Beverages will take on the bottling and distribution rights of the Lipton Iced Tea portfolio across Australia and New Zealand from 15 October 2019.

This includes Lipton Iced Tea, Lipton Kombucha and T2 Iced. These rights are being transferred to Asahi Beverages following an agreement reached with Pepsi Lipton International Limited (a global joint venture between Unilever and PepsiCo).

Asahi Beverages is one of PepsiCo’s existing local partners. Asahi and PLI believe that the new partnership will leverage the benefits of Asahi’s already strong non-alcohol beverage range, scale and trade.

Robert Iervasi, Chief Executive Officer, Asahi Beverages, said “We are delighted to work with our partners in PepsiCo and PLI to take on this arrangement to bottle and distribute the Lipton Iced Tea brands. Through our position as a specialist beverage company with a great brand portfolio, extensive manufacturing capabilities and distribution reach, and strong partnerships with major beverage customers, we will be able to bring the Lipton Iced Tea range of products to more Australians and New Zealanders.”