Here is a list of the top 10 companies in the UK. UK is one of the most advanced & powerful economies, not only in Europe but also in the world. It has a very long history of being a powerful rich country which has seen centuries of rule over many countries. Since decades, UK has had a strong industrial presence and hence many powerful companies emerged.
SABMiller is a multinational brewing and beverage company.
• Revenue: $16.7 B
• Market Value: $87.3 B
It is based in London, UK. In terms of revenue, it is the second-largest brewer in the world. It began brewing and selling in 1895 under the name South African Breweries (SAB) and now it accounts for the majority of its business. It has around 70,000 employees and sells more than 200 beers in over 80 countries. Its famous beer brands include Miller, Peroni, Fosters and Grolsch.
SABMiller started diversifying since 1974 and it entered into mass-market retailing. By 1990, it became a conglomerate selling everything from food to furniture. SAB acquired Dreher Brewery in Hungary to signal its global diversifying intent. In 2002, SAB acquired Miller Brewing Company, the second largest brewer in United States and SABMiller was formed. In 2011, SABMiller acquired Australia based Foster’s Group. SABMiller experienced a staggering 430% growth in share price since they were listed in London Stock Exchange in 1999. SABMiller also has a growing soft drinks business and it is one of the largest bottlers of CocaCola.