Story: Manufacturing – an overview

Company development

Over time, some manufacturers were taken over or merged, creating bigger companies. The beer brewing business provides good examples of this process. This diagram shows a simplified history of the mergers and takeovers that created a brewing giant, New Zealand Breweries. New Zealand Breweries then became the brewing side of the company Lion Nathan, which subsequently sold those companies it owned which were not alcohol related.

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Ian Hunter, 'Manufacturing – an overview - Early 20th century manufacturing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 October 2021)

Story by Ian Hunter, published 11 Mar 2010