Panama Starts Production of Miller Lite Beer

The National Brewery announced a $ 5 million investment to start production of Miller Lite beer.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Through the National Brewery (CN), Panama has become the first authorized country to produce Miller Lite beer outside of the United States market.

Fernando Zavala, president of CN, told "What we are seeing is the effort of almost a year´s work” showing pride in the company's 1,700 workers achieving a new victory in their production chain.

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Beer: $21 million on Plant Expansion

September 2013

The increase in production capacity will allow Cervecería Panamá to expand its presence in the market, especially with its brand Atlas.

From a statement by Cerveceria Nacional, SA:

Cervecería Nacional, focussing on maintaining the quality of its products and continuing to contribute to the economic development of the country, has made a total investment of $90 million in the last three years and $21 million in the expansion of its plant, located in Tumba Muerto.

$27 million for Steel Plant in Guatemala

May 2013

With an investment of $27 million, International Ternium has modernized and expanded its steel plant in Villa Nueva.

According to company president, Hector Obeso, "The challenge is that all Central American roofs be manufactured from sheet metal from Guatemala".

The modernization of the International Ternium will allow production capacity to increase by 35%.

Beer Production in Panama Increases

March 2011

In 2010, the industry produced 235 million liters of beer, 2.3% higher than 2009.

The increase in production has been accompanied by large investments by the country´s two breweries.

"Cervecería Nacional invested $ 5.3 million to increase production capacity by 20% and to produce Miller Lite beer for the first time in Panama," reported.

Panamanian Breweries to Invest $35 Million

April 2010

Breweries “Barú Panamá” and “Nacional” will invest to enlarge their production facilities and improve their sales infrastructure.

Etienne Strijp, CEO of “Cervercería Barú Panamá”, explained they will expand the factory due to increased demand for the product (26% in 2009 vs 2008).

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