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United Breweries Group

United Breweries Group
Company nameUnited Breweries Group
Company typePublic (BSE - 507458)
Founder(s)Thomas Leishman
HeadquartersRichmond Road, Bangalore
Area servedIndia
Key peopleDr. Vijay Mallya, (Chairman)
A K Ravi Nedungadi (President & CFO)
Alcoholic Beverage
Chemicals & Fertilizers
Information Technology
Owner(s)Dr. Vijay Mallya
DivisionsUnited Breweries Ltd (BSE - 532478)
United Spirits Ltd (BSE - 532432)
Kingfisher Airlines
Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd
UB Global (trading company)

United Breweries Group

NameUnited Breweries (UB Group)
LocationBangalore, India
OwnerDr. Vijay Mallya
Year opened1857
Active beers
Kingfisher LagerLager
Kingfisher Light LagerLager
Kingfisher Strong LagerLager
Kingfisher Super Strong LagerLager
Flying Horse Royal LagerLager
Kalyani Black Label Strong LagerLager
Premium Ice BeerLager
Raj CobraLager
Taj Mahal Premium LagerLager

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United Breweries Group or UB Group, based in Bangalore, is a conglomerate of different companies with a major focus on the brewery (beer) and alcoholic beverages industry. The company markets beer under the Kingfisher brand and has also launched Kingfisher Airlines, an airline service in India, with international flights operating recently. United Breweries is India's largest producer of beer with a market share of around 48% by volume.

It is owned by Vijay Mallya who had been a member of the Indian Parliament. United Breweries now has greater than a 40% share of the Indian brewing market with 79 distilleries and bottling units across the world. Recently UB financed a takeover of the spirits business of the rival Shaw-Wallace company giving it a majority share of India's spirits business.

The group owns the Mendocino Brewing Company in the United States.

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