Suntory Holdings Limited - Statistics & Facts

Suntory Holdings Limited is a Japanese manufacturer of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The company was founded in 1899 by Shinjiro Torii as a wine import store in Osaka. In fiscal year 2017, Suntory's alcoholic beverage business accounted for about 33 percent of the company's total revenue.
Brands under the Suntory umbrella include, besides others, the RTD coffee drinks brand Boss, the soft drink manufacturers Pepsi, Orangina or Ribena, alcoholic beverages brands such as Strong Zero and Horoyoi canned chu-hi, Hibiki whisky, as well as a variety of beers.

The Japanese beverage industry can be broken into two distinct categories; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages typically include beer, wine or spirits, such as whiskey, sake or shochu. The non-alcoholic beverages industry shows a wider variety, encompassing liquid refreshment beverages (LRB) such as bottled water, carbonated soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit beverages, ready-to-drink coffee and tea, sports beverages and value-added water.

Large beverage manufacturers such as Asahi Group Holdings, Kirin Holdings Company, Suntory Holdings Limited or Sapporo Holdings Limited dominate the domestic beverage market, providing a variety of soft drinks as well high and low alcohol content specialties in the country, such as beer and beer-like beverages, RTD mixed alcoholic drinks, wine, shochu, whisky, and other spirits.

While the average Japanese enjoys domestically produced beer, Japan is also well known for its production of high quality sake, shochu, and whisky. In 2015, the domestic whisky production amounted to approximately 111 million liters in total, contributing to Suntory's success.

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