Carlsberg Malawi Limited says it is still evaluating the cause and extent of damage from a fire that broke out at the company’s brewery in Blantyre on Monday.
In a statement signed by corporate communications officer Towela Munthali yesterday, Carlsberg Malawi said there were no injuries resulting from the incident.
Said Munthali: “Management confirms that the fire was controlled and put out through efforts from the Blantyre City Council’s Fire Brigade, civil aviation authority [Chileka], Malawi Police Service, Malawi Defence Force and internal fire fighters.”
The fire, on Monday afternoon, destroyed part of Carlsberg Malawi’s brewery department in the micro laboratory and beer plant as well as chemicals.
Carlsberg Malawi is a beverage company that produces and distributes alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and comprises four bottling plants, a distillery and a brewery.
Last year, its parent company offloaded its entire 59 percent stake in Carlsberg Malawi Limited (CML), a subsidiary of dual-listed conglomerate Press Corporation Limited (PCL), to privately-owned French beverage company, Castel Group.
Until the transaction, the shareholding structure in Carlsberg Malawi comprised PCL with 39.7 percent, minorities at 0.86 percent and 59.48 percent for Carlsberg Breweries A/S. n