Beer market of Russia 2016: PET goes to draftThe beer market of Russia was warmed up by the hot summer, but the preparation for large volume PET prohibition has already impacted it negatively. The year was successful for Efes, MBC and regional producers; Carlsberg’s positions were virtually stable but AB InBev and Heineken lost a part of market share having focused on the sales profitability. The dynamics of big brands was determined by how much the companies were willing to keep the prices down or by their promotional activity. In this context the economy segment of the beer market and sales of inexpensive draft beer were increasing. The premium segment started shrinking due to license brands migrating to the mainstream segment.
Beer market of Vietnam: “Young tiger”Vietnam is one of the few big beer markets that continue to grow steadily. The beer popularity results from its low price, street consumption culture, and social motives. The outlooks of beer market as well as the Vietnamese economy inspire optimism, though the country is heavily dependent on export of goods. The state regulation can be called liberal, but the key risk for brewers is harbored in intensive rising of excise. Within TOP-4 there are two leaders, Sabeco and Heineken that grow at the fastest rates. The first company effectively employs its capacities, the second one focuses on marketing technologies. Almost 80% of the market belongs to century-old brands, yet the middle class and the youth are shifting their interest toward international premium that is growing taking share from the mainstream.
Analysis of beer market in China (on Russian)
Beer market of Ukraine: big three losing weightIn 2016, fast increase of excises and resulting price spike stood in the way of the beer market stabilization. Most of competition (as well as mass sorts) moved to the economy segment of the market. The biggest losses were incurred by the leading three, especially Obolon, which again experienced pressure after reallocation of Efes market share. However, one should already speak of TOP-4. Group Oasis CIS (PPB) became a strong player and competitor to transnational companies. Besides the net sales of many regional medium breweries look rather good and 16-fold cost reduction wholesale trade license for craft brewers opens up a possibility of rapid growth in 2017.
Pentair Announces Acquisition of Union Engineering
As an established leader in carbon dioxide management and recovery with its Haffmans brand, the addition of Union Engineering’s technologies and service capabilities reinforces and expands Pentair’s offerings within the Industrial Gas, Food & Beverage and Biogas Upgrading sectors.
“Pentair is committed to providing innovative solutions that help build a safer, more sustainable world,” says Daniel Stirpe, Pentair Vice President, Process Technologies. “Reducing carbon dioxide emissions and utilizing renewable energy sources are global challenges which Pentair addresses with its carbon dioxide capture and reuse and biogas upgrading solutions, and the addition of Union Engineering’s solutions and services will provide customers greater access to innovative solutions and a wider and complimentary product portfolio.”
Jens Thшger Hansen, partner in Capidea and former chairman of Union Engineering adds: “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Pentair as the two companies complement each other well in a number of areas. We believe that Union Engineering, under Pentair, will continue the positive development and have an even stronger foundation in the market for carbon dioxide equipment for the benefit of both customers and employees going forward.”
Union Engineering employs approximately 185 people, and has sales offices in China, Brazil and the United States. The seller is the Danish private equity fund Capidea and a number of minority shareholders. The partly owned subsidiary Airco Diet A/S is not part of the transaction and is still owned by Capidea and a number of minority shareholders.
1 Feb. 2017