Headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, Molson Coors Europe was formed in January 2013 through the combination of the company’s Molson Coors UK & Ireland business unit with Molson Coors Central Europe, which was created following the StarBev acquisition in June 2012. The company’s business in Europe has a long history in beer dating back to 1774.
Molson Coors Europe is the leading brewer in Central Europe and is the UK’s second largest brewer. The business has over 7,300 employees and brewing operations in the Czech Republic, England, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. In addition, it also has operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovakia. Molson Coors Europe is the clear market leader in three of the countries in Central Europe and enjoys a strong number two or three position in all of its other markets in the Central Europe region.
Molson Coors Europe maintains a rich product portfolio of over 30 brands including leading local brands Staropramen, Borsodi, Carling, Coors Light, Kamenitza, Bergenbier, Ozujsko, Jelen, Worthington’s and Niksicko, supplemented by a rich portfolio of other popular local brands as well as international premium brands such as Beck’s, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Lowenbrau and Stella Artois, brewed or distributed under license. Staropramen, the original Czech lager, is available in more than 30 countries worldwide.