Carlsberg was the first large Danish multi-national to enter Vietnam, in 1993. For the first 20 years, Carlsberg’s JV partners managed its Vietnamese holdings under Carlsberg Indochina. In 2013, a fully dedicated Carlsberg management team was established and consolidated operations into a single unit with two legal entities (Carlsberg Vietnam Trading and Carlsberg Vietnam Breweries).
Established South East Asia Brewery JV in Hanoi (Carlsberg and Halida brands)
Entered JV with Hue Brewery Limited (Huda brand) in Central Vietnam
Became strategic investor to Habeco Joint Stock Company
Acquired minority stake in Halong Brewery, Halong brand
Became sole owner of Hue Brewery Limited
Established Carlsberg Vietnam Limited and launched Huda Gold (premium extension of Huda)