Woodpecker Distilleries and Breweries Pvt Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Som Distilleries and Breweries Limited, operates in Hassan city, Karnataka, India.
The current capacity of Som Distilleries’ unit in Karnataka stands at approximately 90 lakh cases. With the expansion plans, the company aims to increase this capacity by an additional 60 lakh cases. Consequently, the Karnataka facility will have a total capacity of 1.5 crores cases. The estimated expenditure for this expansion is projected to be around Rs. 75 crores.
The capacity expansion is scheduled to become operational by March or April 2024.
About SOM Distilleries & Breweries Limited
SOM Group is a renowned liquor manufacturer with a rich history of imbuing taste for decades. It boasts its own bottling plants and is actively involved in the manufacturing, marketing, bottling, labeling, and distribution of all beverages under one roof.
SOM Distilleries & Breweries Limited (SDBL) is based in Bhopal and stands as one of the leading alcoholic beverages manufacturers in India. SDBL is primarily engaged in the production of beer and the blending and bottling of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL). Offering a broad line of products at every price point, SDBL caters to varied preferences of consumers. The product portfolio encompasses various options across beer, rum, brandy, vodka, and whisky. The company’s overall capacity has grown to 30.2 million cases after expansion, up from 23.9 million cases before expansion.
The company has three key millionaire brands (sales of more than 1 million cases per annum) – Hunter, Black Fort, and PowerCool. The company’s major markets include the states of Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Jharkhand.