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Tanzania's Serengeti hits back in brewing dispute

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  1. Invisible

    Invisible Admin Staff Member

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    * Serengeti says got offer from SABMiller
    * Says acquisition by SABMiller would have hurt competition
    * SABMiller says supports competition
    * Says dispute over EABL's attempt to exit legal agreement


    By George Obulutsa

    A dispute in Tanzania's brewing industry flared up again on Friday as Serengeti Breweries said SABMiller (SAB.L: Quote, Profile, Research) had offered to buy it in a move which would have damaged competition in the east African nation.

    SABMiller and rival international brewer Diageo (DGE.L: Quote, Profile, Research) are both attempting to increase their presence in the region and the latter's Kenya-based East Africa Breweries (EABL.NR: Quote, Profile, Research) had agreed to buy a stake in Serengeti, while ending a manufacturing and distribution contract with SABMiller's Tanzania Breweries (TBL) TBL - TZ.

    The London High Court granted SABMiller an injunction against that move last month and Serengeti has now responded to the ruling by saying claims its planned partnership with EABL was negative for competition in Tanzania were disingenuous.

    "It is interesting to note that TBL's parent company, SABMiller, recently made a proposal at a very generous price to acquire SBL," it said in a newspaper advertisement, to acquire SBL," it said in a newspaper advertisement, without revealing how big the offer was or when it was made.

    "If this attempt had been successful, this would only have served to restrict competition still further and potentially result in the closure of a number of breweries. Why would the same business need more than one brewery in the same town?"

    SABMiller said, however, it supports competition and its dispute relates to EABL's attempts to exit a legal agreement that it had freely entered.

    "SABMiller and its subsidiaries support the principle of free market competition wherever we operate and in this respect Tanzania is no different," SABMiller said in a statement.

    The London High Court injunction blocks EABL from acquiring Serengeti until January 2011. The court's ruling said the dispute would be determined by an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration.

    As part of their 2002 contract, EABL and TBL each took a 20 percent stake in each other's company. The deal which resulted in SABMiller's closure of its plant in Kenya and reciprocal action by EABL was reached to end a price war.

    TBL has a beer production capacity of just over 3.4 million hectolitres and sells about 3.25 million annually. Serengeti's capacity is 1 million hectolitres, which would be boosted by the construction of a third plant due for completion next year.

    "We believe our intended partnership with EABL is for the good of the company, its employees and the consumer," Serengeti said.


    Source: Reuters
     
  2. Idimi

    Idimi JF-Expert Member

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    Ni kweli, hii ofa ni ya muda mrefu sana, sema SBL wamekuwa wagumu "kuuza" utu wao kwa makaburu kwa sababu zilizo wazi. Ni mgogoro wa muda mrefu kidogo, ni tangu TBL iuzwe kwa SAB Miller.


    Ni kweli kwamba mkataba wa SAB Miller na EABL ulisitishwa, sababu zikiwa kwamba jamaa wanataka kuchukua kila kitengo (uzalishaji, usambazaji, menejimenti n.k.), kitu ambacho EABL hawakukubali. Uchukuaji huu wa "KILA KITU" ndio walioufanya wanapoua Kibo Breweries baada ya kuinunua, hivyo Wakenya wamejifunza kutokana na makosa haya.


    Sure! Kama SAB wanalo jawabu basi walitoe.


    Wangekuwa wanajali ushindani, wasingelazimisha Kibo Breweries kufungwa, wangeacha kiwanda kiendelee kushindana na viwanda vyao. Huwezi kuwa unaheshimu ushindani wa haki ilhali unaua washindani wenzako. Kwa mtu mwenye akili timamu hawezi kukubaliana na hoja hii ya SAB Miller.

    Mgongano huu wa maslahi umeandikwa kwa kirefu kama tangazo na kampuni ya Serengeti Breweries Ltd katika gazeti la Majira la Ijumaa tarehe 4/9/2009.

    Hawa jamaa wa Madiba si wema kabisa, na kwa bahati mbaya sekta nyingi za uchumi hapa kwetu wameshika wao. Tutalia!
     
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    Yala yale ya Air Tanzania...
     
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    Omumura JF-Expert Member

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    Wapiganapo mafahali wawili, ziumiazo ni nyasi, yetu macho SAB na EABL nani ataweza kuula mfupa mnono wa serengeti!!
     
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