The KOTAYK Brewery was built by a Czechoslovak company in 1974 during the Soviet age with a view to satisfying the demand of beer of the Caucasian population. Due to its high production capacity of 500 000 hl, the KOTAYK Brewery supplanted the small breweries from neighborhood by offering to the Armenian, Georgian, Azeri and Russian consumers a high-standard beer produced with the last developments of the Czechoslovak technology in the domain.
Since the Armenian independence, this brewery has been affected by the same problems that jeopardized the whole country.
In 1996, the owners of the brewery were eventually aware that they would not be able to face alone the lack of funds and the technological deficiency of their company. That was the reason why they looked for a western partner to assist them to face the new challenge of the year 2000.
Thanks to its broad international experience, the French group Castel, which had already been very successful in Africa, Russia and Asia, got the bargain because of its know-how. The investment of Castel group (18 million dollars) was one of the first and the most important investments realized in 1997 by a foreign company in Armenia.
During his whole performance the KOTAYK Brewery has satisfied the need and the request of his customers in Armenia and in other countries. The high quality of product is guaranteed by local resources: ecologically clear water of Katnaxbyur, which is known for great taste quality, local high quality barley, and by high quality malt and hops imported from Europe. The production process is supervised by technical director invited from Germany and by best specialists and beer makers of Armenia.
The KOTAYK Brewery does his best to keep the position of the leader in market and to satisfy the improving needs and requests of customer.