OBOLON CJSC was the first enterprise in the food industry to certify four management systems at once. During the audit performed by representatives of the German firm DEKRA-ITS, Obolon re-affirmed its compliance with the requirements of DSTU ISO 9001:2001 (Quality Management System), DSTU ISO 22 000:2007 (Food Safety Management Systems), DSTU ISO 14 001:2006 (Environmental Management Systems), and DSTU-П OHSAS 18 001:2006 (Occupational Health and Safety Systems). Significant expansion of the keg line from 400 keg/h to 1000 keg/h takes place. Obolon established a European record for beer production — 111.1 million dal. A unit forprocessing brewing waste, i. e., brewer’s grain, is put into operation at the main Kyiv plant. After drying and granulation, the brewer’s grain is used as high-quality forage for agricultural purposes. Ukraine’s first production of packing bands from recycled PET bottles is initiated in Oleksandria.
Ceremonial opening of a malting plant is held in Chemerivtsi, Khmelnytskyi Region. It is one of the most up-to-date facilities in Europe. Total project investments amounted to $100 million. Production capacity is 120 000 tonnes of malt per year. After large-scale remodeling, advanced boileries and bottling lines are launched at the Zibert’s Brewery Subsidiary, Fastiv. The company’s brand portfolio is supplemented with a new Zibert' trademark. The line comprises three sorts of beer: Zibert Light, Zibert Bavarian and Zibert White.
In May, the corporation celebrated its 30 anniversary. During the celebration a new record for Ukraine was set: 2123 employees of the corporation declared the most mass beer toast. The range of T. M. Zhivchik expanded with new drink — Zhivchik non-carbonated. The range of T. M. Beermix expanded with a new position — a beer cocktail with grapefruit flavor «Beermix Grapefruit». Obolon revived a familiar Soviet-era recipe beer Zhigulivske. OBOLON Corporation took first place among the best employers adopting the principles of equitable gender policies.
OBOLON changes the type of ownership, having become a public joint-stock company. Molson Coors Brewing Company and the OBOLON corporation announce commercial collaboration plans in Ukraine. The legendary Carling beer enters the Ukrainian market. OBOLON enters the water cooler market with Aquabalance water. OBOLON introduces new premium varieties of beer to the market — «Barley Ear», «National Glory» and «Obolon Exclusive», and it is launching production of the alcohol-free juice drink «Zhyvchyk Cherry». Obolon comes 28th in the world in terms of beer production volume based on 2010 results and completes first export supplies of beer to China.
Obolon expands its soft drinks range by launching its Cola Nova with lemon and refreshing Rio de Mojito. Two more new low-alcohol products — Rio de Mojito Lime and Rio de Mojito Strawberry — are to be launched a little later.
Corporation entered the snack market with TM «Obolonski». Production of crackers concentrated in Kolomiya, Ivano-Frankivsk region. OBOLON has released several new products in the segment of low-alcohol drinks: cocktail «Whiskey Cherry» and the youth series «Rio». Corporation launched a new sort «Draught» under the brand Obolon, as well as expanding line of Zibert beer. The line of Beermix got new flavors — «Beermix Gin Rio Red» and «Beermix Starfruit».T. M. Zlata Praha won the international competition Asia Beer Awards'2013. Regional enterprises of corporation began production of beer under its own brands — «Okhtyrske» and «Fastivske».
Obolon summed up the 12-year program of sightseeing tours to Kyiv brewery. More than 120,000 local and foreign visitors attended brewery Obolon in Kiev. Obolon has released several new products (beer Zlata Praha Černe, Zibert Weissbier, live fermentation kvass «Starokiyvsky» soft drink «Zhivchik Orange», low-alcohol drink «Vodka Lime»), and restarted legendary beer «2000». Following the 2013 corporation Obolon entered the top of 5 most transparent Ukrainian companies. Sixth Obolon Sustainability Report (in 2013−2014) was the first in Ukraine report drawn up in accordance with the international standard GRI 4.
Corporation OBOLON has introduced multiple new products in the segment of mineral water — «Zbruchanska 77», «Prozora» with peach and green tea, «Obolonska» with taste of lemon and orange. Children’s juice drink «Zhivchik» got a new package — PET bottle of 0.33 liters and a special kind of lid named «flip-top». The company opened a new category of products, starting production of cider «Ciber» and a new kind of snack — toasts BULBA Grenki.
OBOLON signed the Memorandum fn the prevention of beer sales to minors. The expert jury of the XIX International Contest of Beer, Soft Drinks, Low Alcoholic Beverages, Mineral and Drinking Water noted the high quality of the beverages of OBOLON Corporation, awarding them with 6 Grand prix, 13 gold and 6 silver medals.
Expansion of the line of Zibert beer: Pils, Weiss, Dunkel and Bock
Launching of new category of «hard drink» with the release of the brand Hardmix Citrus
OBOLON changed ownership from PSC to «Joint-Stock Company»