The history of HEINEKEN began over 150 years ago, in 1864, when Gerard Adriaan Heineken bought a small brewery in the center of Amsterdam. For four generations, the Heineken family has been involved in promoting the Heineken brand and expanding the company’s presence in the world.
Today HEINEKEN is the number one brewing company in Europe and the third largest in the world in terms of sales. We produce over 200 international, regional and local brands worldwide, and Heineken® beer is available worldwide (excluding Antarctica and the Sahara). We brew great beers, create great brands, strive to surprise and delight consumers, and are proud of our history and rich heritage.
HEINEKEN was created as a family business that is committed to three core values. They are based on love for beer and respect for our employees, business partners, customers, shareholders and everyone associated with the company. Life values that are important to us form the basis of business behavior and determine the company’s policy in relation to a wide range of issues.