AB InBev Namibia bags prestigious brewery awards
AB InBev Namibia, was honoured to win a top three placing for both the Best Beer in Africa award, and for the Engagement Leadership awards for AB InBev Supply 2017 held on 9 February9 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
In addition, the brewery received a third award for having the best Quality Culture along with the other 4 breweries within the Southern African region at the Quality Culture awards in Johannesburg on 16 February.
AB InBev brewery located in Okahandja was recognised for brewing the best Carling Black Label in Africa in 2017 and for having good engagement within the organisation in the first year that the awards were presented.
These are significant achievements for AB InBev Namibia which has only been around for four years and was measured against much larger breweries, some over 100 years in operation.
AB InBev’s culture is built on ten principles, all of which are designed to foster ahealthy work environment, a vision driven and empowered workforce, satisfied consumers and a better world. All the people at the Okahandja brewery have taken ownership of the company and believe in leading by example and never being completely satisfied with their results, no matter how good, which keeps them reaching for greater heights.
It is this drive and commitment that has earned the brewery the awards received.
AB InBev Africa grants eight awards to breweries in the global conglomerate’s Africa Zone annually, all spread across different categories under their Supply umbrella. The categories include Safety, Environment, Quality, Leadership Engagement, and Taste and Best Brewery in Africa.
“All three awards are a testament to the people of the brewery, all of whom are a great example of our second principle: our greatest strength is our people. Notwithstanding having received the awards, our desire now is to live up to our fourth principle: we are never completely satisfied with our results which are the fuel of our company. Focus and zero complacency ensure lasting competitive advantage. We are happy to have been recognized for our efforts over the past year
but we wish to improve upon them and show Africa and the world that we can do more, and that we can do even better” Bogart Butler, Plant Manager AB InBev Brewery, Okahandja.
AB InBev, the largest brewer in the world, has operations in over 50 countries and more than 500 beer brands sold in over 150 countries. The company is committed to driving growth that leads to better living for more people in more places through addressing relevant issues and working with local communities, NGOs, suppliers, governments, customers and consumers to create value for all. AB InBev Namibia is a proud member of this entity.
Caption: Bogart Butler, Plant Manager AB InBev Namibia Brewery, Okahandja, with the awards received.