Our history

The story of ” La Brasserie Leopoldville ”, established on 25 October 1923, is closely linked to that of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

For 90 years, we have shared exceptional moments thanks to our various beverages. 

In 1950, the new owners adopted a policy of geographical expansion and new plants were created in other provinces of Congo: South Kivu (Bukavu), Province Orientale (Kisangani), Bas-Congo (Boma), Ecuador (Mbandaka ) and Katanga (Lubumbashi).


The Dutch HEINEKEN Group, the third largest brewer worldwide and Europe’s second largest brewer, became the majority shareholder of Bralima in 1987.

HEINEKEN The Group also owns since 1998 ” The Bouteillerie Kinshasa-Boukin- a factory specializing in the manufacture of glass bottles.

Trade policies and aggressive marketing ensures Bralima first place significant market shares in most of its beverages.

Our mission

BRALIMA, the leading brewer since 1923 in the DRC, a member of HEINEKEN Group offer a range of products and strong brands, supported by continuous innovation and professional staff to ensure the satisfaction and pleasure of our consumers.

We are committed to contribute to the welfare of the Congolese community, while ensuring sustainable profitability.

Our values: joy, respect, passion, responsibility and professionalism.



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