Economic Contribution


people employed. Direct: 554 employees in Malaysia and 69 staff in Singapore; Indirect: 1,043 sales promoters in Malaysia and 260 beer promoters in Singapore.


million in excise duties was paid on our products brewed and sold in both Malaysia and Singapore.


million in direct taxes was borne covering corporate taxes of RM48 million in Malaysia and RM18 million in Singapore.

Carlsberg Malaysia Group is a dynamic brewer that produces beer, stout and cider for both domestic consumption and export to regional markets like Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Cambodia and Laos. 

As an established brewer with over 45 years in operation, our brewery in Shah Alam, Selangor and our 17 sales offices throughout Peninsular and East Malaysia play an integral role in supporting the local F&B industry. Through our operations, we continue to create value and bring vitality to advertising, event and media agencies as well as generate commercial activities throughout the value chain of our business, from research and development to packaging, logistics, sales and marketing. 

Malaysia’s excise duty for beer is the third highest in the world despite a significant lower income per capita than Norway and Singapore, which have the highest excise duties in the world. 

It is also subject to higher excise duties at RM175 per litre at ABV 100% than wine and liquors at RM150 per litre at ABV 100%. This is a clear contrast to the Government’s call for a healthier nation as the disparity of the excise duty rate for beer vs wine and liquors may change the pattern of alcohol consumption from beer, which is of a lower alcohol content, to wine and spirits, which have a higher alcohol content.


million in indirect taxes was borne covering Goods & Services Tax (GST) collected on behalf of the Malaysian government and Singapore government.


million for community welfare and development from funds raised directly and indirectly via our charitable projects and donations in-cash made by the J.C. Jacobsen Foundation to Malaysia communities.


on human capital development was spent on training activities for 490 employees in Malaysia and 69 employees in Singapore.

Since its establishment over 30 years ago, Carlsberg Singapore, a trading business located in Zhongshan Park, has grown from strength to strength. Today, it is a one-stop alcohol beverages provider and owns 51% equity in local importer MayBev Pte. Ltd. (MayBev) that is responsible for the distribution of Japanese premium brands.

As beer is most frequently consumed by adults aged over 35 and those who are least well-off, the high beer duty relative to wines and spirits disproportionately impacts lower income consumers rather than affluent Singaporeans.

In 2016, the Carlsberg Malaysia Group contributed to society by creating jobs, generating growth and a range of government revenues, as well as raising funds for various causes.