Diageo is present in India through its subsidiary United Spirits Limited, India’s leading beverage alcohol company, with an outstanding portfolio of premium brands. In 2013-14, Diageo plc acquired a 54.8% shareholding in United Spirits making India one of its largest markets.
Founded in 1826, it is the largest Indian spirits company involved in the manufacture, sale and distribution of beverage alcohol, producing and selling around 120 mn cases of Scotch whisky, IMFL whisky, brandy, rum, vodka, gin and wine. Its portfolio of over 140 brands includes the much-loved McDowell's No.1, Royal Challenge, Signature, and Antiquity as well as Diageo’s iconic brands such as Johnnie Walker, VAT 69, Black & White, Smirnoff and Ciroc among others.
The company has 18 brands that sell more than a million cases each year, of which 4 brands each sell more than 10 million cases annually, generating total revenues of Rs.8353 in FY2015. The organization prides itself on innovative products that have made a mark on the world stage by regularly winning local and international accolades and awards.
Headquartered in Bengaluru, the company has a strong global footprint supported by a committed team of 5500+ employees dedicated to fulfilling the company's mission of becoming the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer goods company in India.
Diageo sincerely believes in being a good corporate citizen and is committed to creating a positive role for alcohol in society through its national Road to Safety programmes. Diageo also improves the lives of people in the communities around its plants with particular emphasis on Empowering Women. Its flagship programme, Project S-H-E delivers much-needed initiatives in water, health and education to lead the industry in demonstrating the highest standards of corporate citizenship.
The company is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE: 532432) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE: MCDOWELL-N).
Visit Diageo’s global responsible drinking resource, www.DRINKiQ.com, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice.
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