United Spirits Limited sells, manufactures and even purchases beverages, which are made of alcohols internationally as well in India. Most of the liquor substances are made in India, although they are foreign liquors. These liquors are brandy, Vodka, rum, gin, whiskey, and wine.
United Spirits Limited completely owns Royal challenge, Antiquity, McDowell’s No1, Signature, Director’s Special black and many more. Bagpiper, Haywards, Old Tavern brands are also worked under the organization. The iconic brands of Diageo’s are also manufactured and sold by the organization. The Company also provides brands like Johnnie Walker, Talisker, Captain Morgan, Smirnoff, VAT69 and many more.
United Spirits Limited was previously recognized as McDowell’s & Company Ltd. The organization also sponsors the Bangalore team of the IPL tournament. The Company was set up in 1826 and is based in Bengaluru. The organization is the subordinate Company of the world-famous alcoholic beverage manufacturer, namely Diageo plc.
About Company Information:
During 1999 to 2002, United Spirits Limited was started as the name McDowell Spirits ltd. In the year of 2000, the organization was renamed as McDowell & Company Ltd. In 2002, the McDowell Alcobev became the completely possessed subsidiary company. The organization collaborated with the USA, France, and Australia for importing wine. In the same year, the organization also possessed the Phipson Distillery as its subordinate Company. The Company also bought the 85% equity stake of the Triumph Distilleries & Vinters Pvt Ltd. Subsequently, the Company became the subordinate of United Spirits Limited.
During 2002 to 2003, United Spirits Limited obtained the businesses of Gilbeys in the Middle Eastern countries, as the organization possessed the Triumph Distillers & Vintners Pvt Ltd. In this year the organization got the 60% equity stake of the McDowell International Brands Ltd. and made it completely owned subordinate Company. In 2003, the organization launched its own whiskey Company in Andhra Pradesh namely Derby Special. The organization also agreed with a New Zealand company named Independent for making a strategy for the growth of its business. In this year, the Company launched its new Vodka.
In 2004, United Spirits Limited unleashed its new Rum brand, namely Old Cask, in the markets of Karnataka. In this year the Company also launched their new whiskey brand ‘Signature’, again in the south Indian market. In the same year, the McDowell India Spirits came up as a completely possessed subsidiary company as the organization bough 50000 equity shares in exchange of Rs.10, on each share.
In 2005, most famous companies such as Phipson Distillery Ltd, Triumph Distillers & Vintners Pvt Ltd, Baramati Grape Industries Ltd, United Spirits Ltd, Herbertsons Ltd, Shaw Wallace Distilleries Ltd, McDowell International Brands Ltd, and United Distillers India Ltd had performed amalgamation with the United Spirits Limited and the rest is history. For the middle-class customers of the nation, the organization launched one of the cheapest scotch brand, namely Black Dog. In the same year, the organization launched Antiquity Blue and McDowells No.1 Rum, which became very famous in India, as these were mostly accepted in the Indian market.
In 2006, the United Spirits Limited obtained the Primo Distributors Pvt Ltd as a subsidiary company.
During the year 2006, the Company renamed as United Spirits Ltd. from the McDowell’s No1. The organization unveiled its operations internationally with the Bouvet – Ladubav S.A., which was a winery cost 3.2 million. The Company is based in Saumur Valley.
In 2016, the United Spirits Limited had 19 subsidiary companies. Bouvet Ladubay S.A.S and Chaplin Landis became its completely owned subsidiary in this year. In the same year, the organization merged with the SW Finance Co Limited. The organization also issued over 8700000 equity shares and 17,502,762 depository shares, which had been acclaimed globally.
In 2017, the United Spirits Limited extended the date of termination and GDS of the organization had been terminated somehow. In this year, United Spirits Nepal Pvt Limited, a subsidiary of the Company, had been sold.
How United Spirits Limited, is categorised as Beverages Sector and Alcoholic - Beverages & Distilleries Industry:
Alcoholic Beverages Sector includes industries that deal with the production of Alcoholic beverages and Breweries. India is the largest manufacturer of Alcoholic Beverages in the world. But still, alcoholic beverages is confined to only a limited variety. India has seen a growth of around 20% in the past five years. Most of the Alcoholic Beverage Industries are handled or controlled by Cooperatives and Independent companies.
United Spirits Limited, is categorised as Sector: Beverages Sector and Alcoholic - Beverages & Distilleries Industry. Along with the alcohol beverage manufacturing industries, the retail shops also plays an important role in the recent growth in this sector. Because the retail shops are the places where most of the shopping is taking place. Ere the liberalization and globalization in 1991, the international brands of alcoholic beverages were not so popular. After 1991, it has steadily increased which made the international brands to thrive.
United Spirits Limited, Competitors and Sector Peers:
Associated Alcohols & Breweries Ltd. ASSALC
Aurangabad Distillery Ltd. AURADI
Chambal Breweries & Distilleries Ltd. CHABRE
Empee Distilleries Ltd. EMPDIS
G M Breweries Ltd. GMBREL
Globus Spirits Ltd. GLOSPI
IFB Agro Industries Ltd. IFBAGR
Jagatjit Industries Ltd. JAGIND
Mount Shivalik Industries Ltd. MOUSHI
Pincon Spirit Ltd. SARVIN
Pioneer Distilleries Ltd. PIODIS
Radico Khaitan Ltd. RADIKH
Ravi Kumar Distilleries Ltd. RAVKUM
Silver Oak (India) Ltd. SILOAK
Som Distilleries & Breweries Ltd. SOMDIS
Tilaknagar Industries Ltd. TILNAG
United Breweries Ltd. UNITEB
Winsome Breweries Ltd. WINBRE