Suntory Holdings Ltd
Suntory is a Japanese corporate group headquartered in Osaka, with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at its core. Established in 1899 as a brewing and distilling company, it has expanded to other fields, and now also makes soft drinks and operates sandwich chains.
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Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd
- 59.5% Kotobuki Realty Company Ltd
- 3.15% Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
- 2.53% Templeton Global Advisors Ltd
- 1.36% Templeton Investment Counsel LLC
- 1.28% BlackRock Fund Advisors
- 1.16% Vanguard Group Inc
- 1.07% Nomura Asset Management Co Ltd
- 0.71% Norges Bank Investment Management
- 0.55% Daiwa Asset Management Company Ltd
- 0.47% Nikko Asset Management Company Ltd
- † Kotobuki Realty Company Ltd/Kotobuki Fudosan Company Ltd,
- Suntory Holdings Ltd
- 59.48%: Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd
- Beam Suntory Inc, 3rd largest producer of distilled beverages worldwide
- 59.48%: Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd
- Suntory Holdings Ltd
- 2009: Bought French soda maker Orangina and New Zealand's Frucor.
- Dec.2009: Pepsi Cola Bottling Unit in South Carolina acquired.ref
- Jun.1999: Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Goldsboro Inc was acquired.ref
- Jan.1999: Cloister Spring Water company, founded by venture capitalist Blair Mohn in Pennsylvania, was acquired by Suntory Water Group Inc.ref,ref,ref
- 1980: Suntory bought a PepsiCo bottling company serving the East Coast.
- Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd, Suntory Beverage & Food Asia Pte Ltd, purchase International Refreshment (Thailand) Co. Ltd. from PepsiCo Inc, resulting in a new company Suntory PepsiCo Beverage (Thailand) Co. Ltd
- Suntory International Corp, Kotobuki Realty Co. Ltd purchase True Me Brands LLC
- Advised on Terroirs Distillers SASU purchases Louis Royer SAS from Kotobuki Realty Co. Ltd
- Mar.2018: Food and Instant Coffee Business: The group completed the transfer of all of the shares of its 3 subsidiaries operating food and instant coffee businesses to The Kraft Heinz Company.ref, p.21
- Mar.2018: International Refreshment (Thailand) Co. Ltd: acquired 51% of the shares from Pepsi-Cola (Thai) Trading Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of PepsiCo Inc, aiming to expand the beverage business in Thailand. The company is a soft drink operation in Thailand; it was renamed post-acquisition to "Suntory PepsiCo Beverage (Thailand) Co. Ltd".ref, p.20
- Dec.2015: Beam Suntory sold its sherry and brandy brands Fundador Pedro Domecq, Harveys (Harveys Bristol Cream), Terry Centenario and Terry y Tres Cepas to Emperador Inc, a subsidiary of Philippines-based and family-owned Alliance Global Group Inc.ref
- Apr.2014: Beam Suntory: Suntory completed its acquisition of Beam Inc (producers of Jim Beam), the US's largest bourbon producer. The deal made Suntory the world's 3rd largest spirits manufacturer. Beam Inc was renamed as "Beam Suntory".ref,ref
- Apr.2014: Beam Suntory Inc: Beam Inc, spun off from Fortune Brands in Oct.2011, was acquired and renamed; Laphroaig, a 2nd Islay distillery, came with the deal.ref The new company integrated the Spirits business of Suntory Liquors Ltd with Beam's.
- Jan.2014: Lucozade and Ribena: Suntory purchased the drinks division of GlaxoSmithKline.ref
- Nov.2009: Orangina Schweppes was acquired from private equity firms Blackstone Group and Lion Capital LLP. Orangina owns the Schweppes, Oasis, Pulco, Trina and La Casera brands.ref,ref
- Oct.2008: Frucor Beverages Ltd, makers of the "V" energy drink, was bought from Danone.ref,ref
- 1997: PepsiCo: Suntory became Japan's sole bottler, distributor, and licensee of Pepsi products.
- Jul.2013: IPO: Suntory Beverage & Food was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.ref,ref
- Apr.2009: Suntory Holdings Ltd: Suntory became a stockholding company, and established Suntory Beverage and Food Ltd, Suntory Products Ltd, Suntory Wellness Ltd, Suntory Liquors Ltd, Suntory Beer & Spirits Ltd, Suntory Wine International Ltd, and Suntory Business Expert Ltd.
- 1989: Kotobuki Fudosan KK founded.ref, Website.jp, Website.en
- 1963: The Musashino Beer Factory began its production of the Suntory Beer.
- 1963: Suntory: The company's name was changed, taken from the name of the whisky it produces.
- 1961: Suntory Ltd: the company was renamed.
- Sept.1956: Kotobuki Realty Company Ltd was founded in Osaka, Japan. Kotobuki means longevity/congratulations. Kotobuki Realty Co. Ltd develops, manages, and leases real estate properties. It also handles life and non-life insurance businesses.ref, Website.jp, Website.en
- 1946: After a hiatus due to World War II, Kotobukiya Company went from strength to strength.
- 1923: Yamazaki Distillery: Torii built Japan's first malt whisky distillery. Production began in Dec.1924; 5 years later Suntory Whisky Shirofuda (White Label), the first single malt whisky made in Japan, was being sold.
- 1923: Built Japan's first whiskey distillery.
- 1921: Kotobukiya Company: The store became the Kotobukiya Company to further expand its business.
- 1907: Kotobukiya Liquor Shop was incorporated.
- Feb.1899: Shinjirō Torii opened his first store in Osaka, selling imported wines.
- 1899: Shinjiro Torii founded a wine import business in Osaka. The company takes its name from a combination of the sun-like red circle that figured on the label of early drinks and the founder's surname.
Frucor Beverages Group Ltd
- Dec.2017: Frucor Suntory Australia Pty Limited: previously known as Frucor Beverages (Australia) Pty Ltd, sale and distribution of non-alcoholic beverages. Frucor Suntory Australia’s ultimate parent is Kotobuki Fudosan KK.ref
- Jul.2017: Rebranded as Frucor Suntory.ref,ref
- Feb.2009: Groupe Danone sold Frucor to Suntory.ref
- Jan.2002: Groupe Danone purchased Frucor, and delisted it from both stock exchanges.ref
- May.2001: Frucor agreed to acquire the Australian fruit juice company Spring Valley from Bonlac Foods (now Fonterra.ref
- Jun.2000: Frucor floated 51.1% of its shares on the New Zealand and Australia stock exchanges. Proceeds from the stock sale were used to pay the consortium, Pacific Equity Partners.ref
- 1998: Frucor was bought by Pacific Equity Partners, a consortium led by Bain Capital.ref
- 1962: Founded by New Zealand Apple and Pear Board; released their first product, Fresh Up.
Cerebos + Saxa
- Oct.2017: Suntory agreed to sell the Cerebos Food & Instant Coffee business to Kraft Heinz.ref,ref,ref
- 1990: Cerebos Pacific Ltd: Rank Hovis McDougall sold its 70% stake in the Asia and Australasia business to Suntory Holdings Ltd.ref,ref, Cerebos Pacific Limited
- Pics: Etsy, Pinterest - Way Back,
- http://www.cerebos.com.au, http://www.sbfapac.com > SunTory.
- French site: https://www.cerebos.fr/la-veritable-histoire-de-linventeur/. See tmp2-cerebos.pdf
- At archive.org: History, Companies, Brands
- Timeline links: Blog, Let's Look Again, Grace's Guide,
- Cerebos, a SynChem company, LinkedIn, Cerebos South Africa
- DDG search
- Saxa, http://saxa.com.au/heritage.html, http://saxa.com.au/products.html. timeline pdf
- Jan.2014: Kotobuki Fudosan KK acquired Beam Inc.ref
Advised on Kotobuki Realty Co. Ltd, Suntory Holdings Ltd, purchase Beam Suntory Inc. Beam Suntory Inc, Kotobuki Realty Co. Ltd purchase ABV Brands (Pty) Ltd. from FIX Wines & Spirits Ltd.
- 2014: Became part of Beam Suntory.
- 1994: Suntory acquired the rest of Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd's shares; Suntory had been a shareholder for several years.
- 1989: Suntory acquired a stake.
- 1985: Springburn Bond was established on a 14-acre site in the north of Glasgow to consolidate the firm’s maturation and bottling functions.
- 1984: followed by Auchentoshan. The focus of the business changed from bulk to cased sales.
- 1970: Glen Garioch distillery was added to the portfolio.
- Late.1960s: T&A McClelland, a whisky blending and exporting enterprise established 1818, became part of Morrison Bowmore.
- 1963: Morrison Bowmore Distillers: Stanley P Morrison acquired Bowmore distillery, added distilling to their repertoire.
- 1961: The partners became involved in the blending business in association with the fledgling Invergordon Distillers.
- 1951: Stanley P Morrison, a whisky broking company, was set up by Stanley Morrison and James Howat.
- 1837: Glaswegian blending firm Wm & Jas Mutter bought John Simpson's distillery.
- 1816: John Simpson applied for a license to distil at Bowmore.