Carlsberg Group has acquired the remaining 49% of the shares in the second biggest Greek brewery, Olympic, following the 2014 merger through which Carlsberg gained 51%.
Formed by the merger of Mythos and Olympic, the Olympic Brewery operates two breweries in the areas of Thessaloniki and Euboea. As a strong number two in the market, Olympic brews some of the best known and respected beer brands in the country, including Mythos and Fix.
Carlsberg Group CEO, Cees ‘t Hart says: “Olympic Brewery is a historic Greek company and a very strong player in the Greek market. It is thus a positive and logical next step that we announce today, strengthening our presence in Southern Europe.”
Olympic Brewery offers famous Greek beer brands such as Mythos, Mythos Radler, FIX Hellas, FIX alcohol Free, FIX Dark, Kaiser and Henninger. Additionally, Olympic carries world famous brands such as Carlsberg, Tuborg and Somersby cider.
Olympic Brewery employs approximately 450 people in Greece and has established a wide network of 90,000 different points of sale, including more than 2,000 partners and suppliers.