Grupa Zywiec S.A. produces and sells beers in Poland. It also offers other alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. The company serves customers under the Zywiec, Heineken, Desperados, Warka, Warka Radler, Warka Strong, Tatra, Specjal, Królewskie, Lezajsk, Namyslów, EB, Brackie, and Dziki Sad brands. It also exports its products primarily to the United States, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Warsaw, Poland. Grupa Zywiec S.A. operates as a subsidiary of Heineken International B.V.
Grupa ?ywiec has a long history going back to the 18th century. The manufacturing of beer was already established in the town of Kraków since the mid-16th century. The brewing industry in Austria-Hungary began in the 19th century when the Austrians built a large factory in ?ywiec, Galicia. The plant had a major impact on beer production in the region and soon it became the biggest brewery in the country.
Grupa ?ywiec's mission is to promote the culture of aficionadoship of beer, to educate people about the unique taste of beer products and to develop new recipes and methods of preparation that would suit the tastes and preferences of a variety of people.
Grupa ?ywiec intends to remain at the top of the Central & Eastern Europe brewing industry, striving to produce the finest selection of premium beers and other fermented drinks while constantly innovating, learning, and satisfying its customers.
Mr. Tomasz Klima (Member of the Management Board)
Mr. Piotr Nowakowski (Chief Financial Officer)
Recognition and Awards
Grupa ?ywiec has won numerous awards throughout its history, such as being recognized as the best beer in Poland at the World Beer Awards in 2014, the Monde Selection in 2017, the International Taste & Quality Institute in 2017, and more.