In November 2013, DB’s parent company, Asia Pacific Breweries was purchased by HEINEKEN in one of the largest acquisitions in the brewing industry. HEINEKEN is one of the largest brewing companies in the world and DB’s future is bright with the full support of this globally respected and leading business in the New Zealand market. HEINEKEN places a strong focus on sustainability and being a responsible producer of alcoholic beverages, which aligns well with DB’s own business model and agenda. DB’s winning ways in New Zealand, and as one of New Zealand’s most iconic companies, has thrived under HEINEKEN, and DB is pleased to have the global best practice brewing and production expertise of HEINEKEN.
HEINEKEN is the second-largest brewer in the world and the most global, with more than 80 operating companies around the world selling more than 170 brands. HEINEKEN has one of the world’s leading portfolios of beer and cider brands and is one of the world’s leading brewers in terms of sales volume and profitability. The story of the HEINEKEN family, the brand, and the company is extraordinary. The small 19th-century local Amsterdam brewer has grown into a worldwide business with the most valuable international premium beer brand.
HEINEKEN has four operating regions: AMEE (Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe); The Americas; Asia Pacific; and Europe. Each region is headed by a Regional President. The two members of the Executive Board, the four Regional Presidents and five Group Directors together form the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee supports the development of policy and ensures the alignment and implementation of key priorities and strategies across the organisation.