Bergenbier S.A. is part of Molson Coors Central Europe, one of the biggest brewers in Central and Eastern Europe.
Bergenbier’s history starts in 1994 at Blaj, when Interbrew takes over the majority stake of Bianca SA. During the same year, the company buys the brewery in Baia Mare and founds the National Distribution Company (Compania de Distributie National) as a distribution centre for the Blaj and Baia Mare beers.
In 1995, Bergenbier is launched. The name “Beer from the mountains”, the translation for the German word Bergenbier represents a promise of quality, freshness and purity of ingredients.
In 1999, Interbrew buys 50% of the majority stake of Efes Brewery and takes over the brewery that Efes operates in Ploiesti. CDN and the breweries in Baia Mare merge under the name of Interbrew Romania.
On a global scale, in 2004, Interbrew merges with AmBev and the new company is named InBev. In 2008, InBev merged with Anheuser-Busch, the new company being renamed Anheuser-Busch InBev. In Romania, the company changes name in 2007, and becomes InBev Romania.
In 2010, following the acquisition of the AbInBev Central and Eastern Europe operations by CVC Capital Partners, StarBev group is founded as one of the leading regional brewers. The Romanian operation decides to take over the name of its most emblematic brand and becomes Bergenbier S.A., a StarBev Group Company.
In 2012, the brewing operations in the 9 Eastern and Central European countries of the StarBev Group are taken over by Molson Coors Brewing Company, an American-Canadian brewer which is currently the 5th biggest brewer in the world. Starbev is renamed Molson Coors Central Europe. For more information about Molson Coors, follow this link: www.molsoncoors.com
Over its history of 18 years, Bergenbier kept its passion for brands, launching in Romania some of the most appreciated beer brands in the world, keeping a strong national spirit through its own beer brands, extremely appreciated by the Romanian consumers.