HEINEKEN OPENED S.E. ASIA’S BIGGEST BREWERY IN VIETNAM
By Tony Zhu
Source: Heineken Vietnam
Dutch brewer Heineken has recently opened Southeast Asia’s biggest brewery in Vietnam with an annual capacity of 11 million hectoliters.
Opened by Heineken Group CEO Dolf Van Den Brink last month, the brewery is also one of the most automated and efficient of all Heineken breweries.
Covering an area of 40 hectares in Ba Ria of Vung Tau Province to the south of Ho Chi Minh City, the brewery was built on a facility which Heineken acquired in 2017 and then expanded its capacity by 36 times.
The newly expanded brewery is fully automated, processes from raw material delivery, brewing, filtration to packing are all automated, making it one of the most productive Heineken brewery in the world.
The two canning lines can each fill 130,000 cans an hour or 12 million cans a day, they are among the fastest in all Heineken breweries.
The Vung Tau factory is also considered as the innovation center of Heineken Vietnam.
Since becoming part of the company, the Vung Tau brewery has been churning out seven products, including Strongbow, Tiger Platinum, Edelweiss and Heineken 0.0, all of which are first-time products in Vietnam.
The five-year expansion project has created approximately 1,000 jobs to the local community, from design and construction, to engineering and gardening.
The brewery is also among the top 3 tax payers in Ba Ria of Vung Tau Province, making substantial contributions to the government coffer.
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