Kirin Company

Kirin Holdings Company, Limited
Native name
キリンホールディングス株式会社
Kirin Hōrudingusu kabushiki gaisha
FormerlyJapan Brewery Company, Limited
TypePublic KK
IndustryBeverage
PredecessorSpring Valley Brewery Company
Founded1888 (1888)
FounderWilliam Copeland
Thomas Blake Glover
Headquarters,
Japan
Key people
Hideki Horiguchi (President and CEO)
ServicesStrategic management and oversight of the domestic beverage business.
Number of employees
30,464 (consolidated)
DivisionsKirin Brewery Company, Limited; Mercian Corporation; Kirin Beverages Company, Limited
Websitewww.kirinholdings.co.jp
A can of Kirin Ichiban

Kirin Brewery Company, Limited (麒麟麦酒株式会社, Kirin Bīru Kabushiki Kaisha) is a Japanese integrated beverages company. It is a subsidiary of Kirin Holdings Company, Limited. Its major operating units include Kirin Brewery Company, Limited, Mercian Corporation and Kirin Beverages Company, Limited. Kirin is a member of the Mitsubishi Group.