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Beam Suntory completes integration of Suntory Spirits operations
Published:  01 October, 2014

Beam Suntory has announced it has completed the organisational integration of Suntory Holdings’ spirits business. 

The Japanese spirits business has separated from Suntory’s beer business and merged into Beam Suntory. It is now one of Beam Suntory’s four operating regions, alongside North America, Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific/South America (APSA).

Suntory’s international spirits operations are now part of the Beam Suntory family, with management reporting directly to Beam Suntory.

Morrison Bowmore Distillers in Scotland, Mozart Distillerie in Austria, Louis Royer in France, Suntory Mexicana, Suntory (Aust) in Australia and Suntory Taiwan have all integrated into the portfolio.

Matt Shattock, chairman and CEO of Beam Suntory said: “Today is another important milestone in the creation of our new company,” said Matt Shattock, chairman and CEO of Beam Suntory.

 “By completing the organizational integration of Suntory’s spirits businesses, we are warmly welcoming more than 1,000 new team members to the Beam Suntory family, the world’s #3 premium spirits company.  We are structurally one company as of today, which will enable us to put strong plans in place so that we hit the ground running in 2015.  

"With this step complete, the Executive Leadership Team and I are tremendously excited by the opportunity to build a winning corporate culture, aligned behind a common vision and strategy, and underpinned by what has made each of our individual operations so great – the best people in the industry,” Shattock says.