Guinness Anchor Berhad (GAB) was formed in 1989 with the merger of Guinness Malaysia Bhd and Malayan Breweries (Malaya) Sdn Bhd.
Listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia, GAB’s principal shareholder is GAPL Pte Ltd based in Singapore. GAPL Pte Ltd is a joint venture company whose ultimate owners are Diageo Plc, a company incorporated in England and Wales, and Heineken Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (HAPPL) (formerly known as Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd). In Financial Year 2013, Heineken NV became a joint ultimate owner (with Diageo Plc) after acquiring the entire shareholdings in HAPPL through its subsidiary, Heineken International BV.
Guinness Anchor Marketing Sdn Bhd is a 100% owned subsidiary of GAB.
GAB operates the Sungei Way Brewery which began operations in 1965. Located in Selangor, the brewery occupies a land area of 23.72 acres. The brewery brews Tiger, Tiger Radler, Guinness, Heineken, Anchor Smooth, Anchor Strong, Kilkenny and Anglia Shandy. It also produces the non-alcoholic Malta. GAB’s brand portfolio also includes imported brands Strongbow and Paulaner.
GAB is the first brewery in Malaysia to receive the MS 1480: 2007 Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification from the Ministry of Health in August, 2002. The brewery has received ISO 9002 Certification since 1995 and has upgraded to MS ISO 9001: 2008 in 2010. Its ISO Certification from SIRIM, a national standards development agency in Malaysia.