(Business in Cameroon) - Brasseries du Cameroon (Sabc), local subsidiary of Castel, recently organized a medal ceremony for employees in the Western region. During the event, CEO Emmanuel de Tailly (photo) explained how the company’s industrial base is structured.
According to him, Sabc is in partnership with 6,000 local farmers who provide 30,000 tons of sugar and 10,000 tons of corn annually. As well, the brewer sources from 2,900 local subcontractors for an annual purchase of CFA6 billion.
Mr. Emmanuel said with 15% of Cameroonian ownership, Sabc is the largest agri-business industrial complex in Cameroon and most probably in Central Africa.
With 6,500 direct jobs, 9 factories and 42 distribution centers supplemented by 1,000 vehicles carrying 3 million bottles a day (equivalent to traveling around the earth 600 times a year) and currently 100,000 indirect jobs, the company reported a current turnover of CFA650 billion.