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UB Group

Introduction
UB Groupis an Indianconglomeratecompany

headquartered inUB City,Bangalorein the state of


Karnataka.
United Breweries is India's largest producer of beer
with amarket shareof around 48% by volume.

Journey of UB Group
On 15 march 1915, it was established by

Thomas Leishman.
He is the first Managing director of UB

group during both world war.

Mr. Vittal Mallya started

buying shares.

In 1947 at the age of 22 Mr.

Vittal Mallya became as


chair person of UB Group.

Twists & turns


In 1951 UB took control of McDowell & Co. Ltd. Started wines and

spirits(1951)
which came as IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor )
Vittal Mallya bought distillers Phipson & co limited to enhance UBs

presence in the alcohol beverages industries in sixties.

In half century of UB entered in pharmaceutical and

food business.
In 1980 Vijay Mallya took over the beer & spirit

business.
On the demise of Vittal Mallya, his son, Vijaya Mallya

at the age of 28 took over as the Chairman of the


United Brewery (UB) Group in 1983.

In 1990 Malbar chemical And fertizers(later named as

Manglore Chemicals & Fertilizers ltd.


After Liberalization policy was introduced in India, the

UB group has determined to focus on areas where it


has the competitive advantage to match with the global
players.
In 1990, the group profit was -380 million.
In the early 1980s,Vijay Mallyajoined withManu

Chhabriato bid for Shaw Wallace Company.

Present affairs UB group


UB now has greater than a 40% share of the Indian

brewing market with 79 distilleries and bottling units


across the world.
Recently, UB financed a takeover of the spirits
business of the rivalShaw-Wallacecompany, giving it
a majority share of India's spirits business.
The group also owns the Mendocino Brewing
Companyin the United States.

The company has annual sales of over US$4billion

and a market capitalization of approximately


$12billion.

Products and services

Kingfisher Airlines
In 2003 UB group started a Kingfisher Airlines.
This never made profit since inception.
In 2005 KF airlines placed an order for five airbus.

IMFL(Indian made foreign liquor)


In 1951 UB took control of McDowell & Co. Ltd.

Which came to be called IMFL.

MCF
In 1988 Malbar

Chemical & Fertilisers


was started .

In 1990 it was renamed

as Mangalore chemical
& Furtilisers.

UB ENGINEERING
UB Engineering Limited

commenced its
operations in 1963 as a
partnership firm.
started by two foresighted
technocrats and went
public in the year 1972.
The Company came
under the UB Umbrella in
1988.

Upcoming Plans
New breweries for UB United Breweries is planning to

invest Rs 100 crores in establishing new Greenfield


breweries in Orissa, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, as
well as expanding the ones existing elsewhere.

UB Group Short Details


Mr. Vijay Mallya got a Ferrari from his father when he

was just four.


Mr. Vijay Mallya became UB group chairman at the
age of 28.
In 2012 Mr. Vijay Mallya lost his place on Forbes
Billionaire list.
Kingfisher airlines licence was suspended in Nov
2012.