Brau Union Österreich AG

  • location Headquarter: Linz
  • ort Offices: Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Tirol, Styria, Carinthia
  • branche Food & Luxury Food


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Brau Union Austria sells more than 5.0 million HL beer per year - with eighteen leading beer brands, over 100 beers and ongoing innovations. The company stands for international premium brands such as Heineken, Desperados, Sol and the cider brands Strongbow and Stibitzer, national top brands such as Gösser, Schwechater, the wheat beer brand Edelweiss, the non-alcoholic Schlossgold, beer specialties from Hofbräu Kaltenhausen and brands with strong regional importance such as Zipfer, Puntigamer, Wieselburger, Kaiser, Schladminger, Reininghaus, Linzer Bier, Villacher, Schleppe and Piestinger.

2,700 employees throughout Austria ensure that around 49,000 customers and millions of beer lovers throughout the country are supplied with beer. It goes without saying that Brau Union Österreich focuses on the best raw ingredients, highest quality and sustainable production – both in terms of the environment and society. Thus, Brau Union Österreich has been awarded the “GREEN BRAND” rating. Brau Union Österreich has been part of the international Heineken family since 2003.


Brau Union Österreich stands for the production and distribution of beer and other beverages of all kinds, as well as the provision of commercial services and trading in goods of all kinds.

Six of the ten breweries owned by Brau Union Österreich are large breweries. These include the Göss brewery and the Puntigam brewery in Styria, the Schwechat brewery and the Wieselburg brewery in Lower Austria, the Zipf brewery in Upper Austria as well as the Villach brewery in Carinthia. These are complemented by the regional speciality breweries, the Schladming brewery in Styria and the Falkenstein brewery in East Tyrol, the Kaltenhausen speciality brewery in Salzburg as well as the Schleppe brewery in Carinthia.