Sales and Distribution

The Company has two production sites. Beer and sparkling beverages are produced in Gisenyi and sparkling beverages are produced in Kigali. To ensure full availability of its products around the country, BRALIRWA has put in place a strong distribution network that includes BRALIRWA-owned distribution centers (‘depots’), distributor-owned distribution centers (or warehouses), distributor-owned or independent sub-distribution centers and independent stock points.

The distribution of BRALIRWA’s products around the country are managed by both the Commercial and Logistics Departments, where the Logistics Department is responsible from BRALIRWA’s internal distribution and the Commercial Department handles the distribution towards the customers and consumers. This solid and effective distribution system assures the constant and nationwide availability of BRALIRWA’s products at the recommended selling price.

The Company’s sales region is divided into the following three regions:

  • Greater Kigali and GITARAMA Region;
  • South-East region, including NYAGATARE, KIBUNGO, BUGESERA and BUTARE; and
  • North-West region, including RUHENGERI, GISENYI, CYANGUNGU and KIBUYE.


The Kigali region is the biggest sales region followed by the North West and Southern region. The volume exported, mainly into the North-Kivu (Goma) region in the DRC and South-Uganda represents around 5% of total BRALIRWA sales volume. Active distributor management is of high priority at BRALIRWA as the distributors are the key partners in the routeto-market. BRALIRWA not only supports in the day-to-day business, analyzing data, routings and costs, but also supports on the longer term, further increasing the professionalism and way of working of the distributors. They also assist their distributors in obtaining asset financing for the purchase of small trucks for transport and distribution of the Company’s products. A bonus scheme stimulates the distributor to continued improvements and rewards good performance. Furthermore, BRALIRWA ensures that all its distributors meet its specific standards and service levels regarding the distribution of its products and overall running of their enterprises, as well as respect for the environment.

The Company’s sales representatives audit and support the distributors and outlets on a regular basis to maximize the performance of BRALIRWA’s products in the market. Transportation of beer and sparkling beverages to the distributors from the depots and plants is currently undertaken by third parties.



Bralirwa Plc Full Year 2019 results  -Investor Conference Call

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 @ 15:00
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Investor conference call on 2019 HY results

Wednesday 21st August at 3:00pm CET
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Invitation to the 9th Annual General Meeting of shareholders

on 22nd May, 2019 at 2:30 pm at Radisson Blu Hotel, Kigali.
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Bralirwa Full Year 2018 Conference Call

Friday 3rd May 2019 at 3:00PM CET
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Bralirwa HY 2018 Conference Call

29 August 2018 at 14:30

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Awards and Achievements

  • holder2012

    Won RDB Best General Manufacturer Award
    Won RDB Best Exporter Award 2011

  • holder2011

    Won Heineken Brand Building Award for its nationwide activation and celebration of 50th anniversary in 2009
    Won Guiness League of Excellence
    Received Coca Cola Company 2010 Golden Award for Quality
    Received Coca Cola Bottle Excellence Award for Quality

  • holder2010

    Obtained OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
    Obtained ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems
    Obtained ISO 14001:2004 Environment Management System Certificate
    Won The Coca-Cola Company Golden Award for Quality and Performance
    Won RDB award for Best Rwandan Manufacturer

  • holder2009

    Won award of excellence for high and timely tax payments in 2008
    Obtained ISO 22000 Standard Certificate
    Celebrated its Golden Jubilee (50 years)

  • holder2008

    Won the RDB Award for best creator of forward and backward linkages with Small and Medium Enterprises
    Voted the second most respected Company in Rwanda
    The Company’s HIV Programme was internationally recognized by Global Business Coalition in New York
    Chosen as the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Gold Investor Award, recognizing it as the best investor in Rwanda

  • holder2006

    Voted best Corporate Company in Rwanda

  • holder2004

    Obtained HACCP Certificate
    First Company in Rwanda to be ISO certified. (Universal Quality Audit)

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