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Carlsberg Azerbaijan

Carlsberg Group in Azerbaijan

Carlsberg Azerbaijan's brewery is located in Khirdalan about 10 km from Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan Republic. The company is the largest beer producer in the country.

Founded in 1969, the brewery was one of the most modern brewery plants in the former USSR. After a considerable reconstruction initiated by the French company, Group Castel, who took over the plant in 1997, the renovated brewery was officially re-opened in 2000 by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

In 2008, the brewery became part of the Carlsberg Group. On 20 May 2009, a ceremonial opening of the plant after reconstruction was held. The upgrade of the brewery was one of the largest investment projects in the food industry in the recent period in Azerbaijan.

After major investments in new equipment and technology, the brewery was transformed into the modern brewery it is today.

Key Facts

Breweries: 1
Market Position: 1
Market Share: approx. 75%


AZ 0100, Khirdalan
1, Shamakhi road

+9 (9412) 3420900


Managing Director, Carlsberg Azerbaijan

Alius Antulis

Media Relations

Head of Corporate Affairs, Carlsberg Azerbaijan

Lala Afandi

Tel +994 12 342 09 00 Email [email protected]

Key Dates

1969 Baku Brewery founded
1997 Group Castel acquires a controlling interest in Baku Brewery
2000 Baku Brewery re-opened after renovation
2008 Baltika Breweries acquires the Azerbaijan brewery making the Company a part of Carlsberg Group
2017 Company is named Carlsberg Azerbaijan LLC

Did you know that...?

  • Local brand Xirdalan is the brand #1 in Azerbaijan
  • Carlsberg Azerbaijan's market share is around 75%
  • The upgrade of the brewery in 2009 was one the Azerbaijan Republic's largest investment projects outside of the¬†oil industry in recent years