Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan Samad Bashirli and Deputy Minister of Agriculture Sarvan Jafarov took part at the plant's groundbreaking ceremony.
Alius Antulis, the Managing Director of Carlsberg Azerbaijan, stressed that the plant construction is a major step in the localization process of the primary production for brewing. The Company's long-term strategy involves the beer brewing sourced entirely with local raw materials.
Note: Since 2019, Carlsberg Azerbaijan and Azerseker have been implementing a project to grow malting barley locally. Today, the malting barley is grown in Shamkir, Yevlakh, and Aghjabadi regions.