Achievements & Milestones

We have a long history in Malaysia and our milestones are proof.

  • 1931

    1931

    Malayan Breweries Ltd (a joint venture between Heineken and Fraser & Neave) is set up in Singapore to brew beers for the Malaysia and Singapore markets.

     

    1931

  • 1932

    1932

    Malayan Breweries Ltd begins production and launches the Tiger Beer brand.

    1932

     

    1932

  • 1941

    1941

    Malayan Breweries Ltd aquired Archipelago Brewing Company and its Anchor Beer Brand.

     

    1941

  • 1959

    1959

    Malayan Breweries (Malaya) was incorporated as a privately-controlled subsidiary of Malayan Breweries Ltd, based in Singapore.

    1959

    1959

  • 1962

    1962

    Malayan Breweries (Malaya) opens its brewery in Sungei Besi.

    1962

  • 1964

    1964

    Guinness Malaysia Berhad was incorporated.

    1964

    1964

  • 1965

    1965

    Sungei Way Brewery began operations and on the 9th August 1965, Guinness Stout production started in Malaysia.

    1965

    On 19th March the following year, the brewery was officially launched by Y.T.M. Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia.

    1965

    1965

  • 1969

    1969

    Anchor Draught is launched in Malaysia.

    1969

    1969

  • 1975

    1975

    Muhammad Ali visited Sungei Way Brewery.

    1975

    1975

  • 1979

    1979

    Guinness Malaysia Berhad started producing Anglia Shandy.

    1979

    1979

  • 1980

    1980

    Guinness Draught is launched in Malaysia.

    1980

    1980

  • 1984

    1984

    Malayan Breweries (Malaya) launches Heineken in the Malaysian market.

    1984

    1984

  • 1985

    1985

    Guinness Malta is launched.

    1985

    1985

  • 1986

    1986

    Guinness introduced plastic crates to replace millions of conventional wooden crates.

    1986

    Tiger is launched in Johor to kick-off its rollout in the Malaysia market.

    1986

    1986

  • 1989

    1989

    On 14th November, the proposed merger between Guinness Malaysia Berhad and Malayan Breweries (Malaya) is approved at the Extraordinary General Meeting.

    Guinness Anchor Berhad is born.

    1989

    1989

  • 1990

    1990

    Tiger Draught is introduced, first in Johor then Ipoh.

    1990

    1990

  • 1991

    1991

    A new larger production facility in Sungei Way Brewery is commissioned. By March 1992, all larger production had been centralised at the Sungei Way Brewery and the Sungai Besi brewery ceased operations.

    1991

    1991

  • 1995

    1995

    GAB became the first brewery in Malaysia to achieve ISO: 9002 accreditation for quality standards.

    1995

    1995

  • 2002

    2002

    GAB became the first brewery in the country to receive the Ministry of Health’s Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Certification.

    Also in the same year, Anchor was re-launched into Anchor Smooth.

    2002

    2002

  • 2004

    2004

    Malaysia was named the largest Guinness market in Aisa and the first country worldwide to launch the Guinness Foreign Extra Stout bottle. Heineken ranked 35 amongst Asia’s Top 1,000 brands.

    2004

    2004

  • 2006

    2006

    GAB receives its first global Guinness League of Excellence award for having the best Guinness brewed outside of Dublin, Ireland.

    2006

    2006

  • 2007

    2007

    Tiger celebrates its 75th anniversary with linited edition memorabilia.

    2007

    GAB Foundation was launched to spearhead GAB’s CSR activities focusing on three areas: Environmental Conservation, Education and Community Outreach.

    2007

    2007

  • 2008

    2008

    GAB won the coveted international Tiger Quality Award for delivering outstanding quality standards of Tiger Beer.

    2008

    2008

  • 2009

    2009

    Guinness celebrated the brand’s 250th anniversary, while GAB scored a number of awards.

    2009

    2009

  • 2010

    2010

    First Big Day Out is organized where all GAB employees get to dedicate a working to CSR activities in local communities.

    2010

    The Drink Sensibly initiative is launched.

    2010

    2010

  • 2011

    2011

    Guinness holds the largest live Arthur’s Day Celebration with 20,000 attendees, headlined by Taio Cruz, while GAB’s awardhaul grows; AREA Awards 2011 for Investment in People, Malaysian Dutch Business Council (MDBC) Sustainability Awards 2011 for Human Resources and for Community Development.

    2011

    2011

  • 2012

    2012

    In July 2012, GAB launched the new Heineken bottle, the first returnable bottle with Clear Plastic Label (CPL) in the Asia Pacific region.

    2012

    A record of four Putra Brand Awards; Gold for Tiger and Heineken, Silver for Anchor and Bronze for Guinness.

    2012

    2012

  • 2013

    2013

    Three Putra Brand Awards, Gold for Heineken and Guinness (the brand’s first Gold win), Silver for Tiger.

    2013

    2013

  • 2014

    2014

    GAB Foundation organises the biggest River Carnival in Perak through its W.A.T.E.R Project initiative.

    2014

    Marketing a mark in The Malaysia Book of Records, GAB builds Malaysia’s Biggest Mug forits 2014 Oktoberfest launch – 2.6m high and 1.72m wide.

    2014

    Our brands continue to be the Malaysian People’s Choice as we receive 3 more Putra Brands Awards bringing the toal number to 16 awards in the past 5 years (2010 – 2014).

    2014

    2014

  • 2015

    2015

    Heineken was inducted into the Putra Brands Icon hall of fame for winning the Gold award for 4 consecutive years. Tiger achieved a silver this year.

    2015

    On 7 October 2015, Heineken N.V. acquired the remaining shares owned by Diageo plc in GAPL Pte Ltd, which is GAB’s major shareholder. Heineken now owns 100% of GAPL which in turn holds 51% interest in GAB.

    2015

    2015

  • 2016

    2016

    GAB officially changed its name to Heineken Malaysia Berhad on 21 April 2016 to reflect the corporate identity of the company and its relationship with the Heineken Group of companies.

    2016

    2016

    2016

  • 2017

    2017

    Launch of The New Zealand Inspired Cider Apple Fox Cider

    2017

    HEINEKEN Malaysia was named one of the top Malaysian companies at the CSR Malaysia Awards 2017 for our environment initiatives and community work.

    2017

    2017

  • 2018

    2018

    The branding of GAB Foundation to SPARK Foundation.

    2018

    We once again clinched multiple honours at the Putra Brand Awards 2018. Heineken won a Gold, while both Tiger and Guinness took home Silvers.

    2018

    HEINEKEN Malaysia won two awards at the Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) 2018: the Best Water Management Awards and Special Recognition for Flagship Initiative.

    2018

    Our brewery was upgraded from MS ISO 9001: 2008 to ISO 9001:2015.

    2018

  • 2019

    2019

    We are again named Company of the Year (Beverage Category) at the CSR Malaysia Award 2019 for our efforts in protecting water resources and growing with communities.

    2019

    We also celebrated another year of success as we received three more awards at the Putra Brand Awards 2019 for the tenth consecutive year, bringing our total awards won at the Putra Brand Awards to 30 since 2010. Heineken® won Platinum, while Tiger Beer and Guinness both won Gold.

    2019

    2019