Grupo Modelo, founded in 1925, is the leader in Mexico in beer
production, distribution and marketing, with 63.0% of the total (domestic and
export) market share, as of December 31, 2008. Its export brands include Corona, Modelo, and
Pacífico. It has seven brewing plants in Mexico, with a total annual
installed capacity of 60 million hectoliters. It is the importer of
Anheuser-Busch InBev’s products in Mexico, including Budweiser, Bud
Light and O’Doul’s. It also imports the Chinese Tsingtao brand and the Danish
beer Carlsberg. Through a partnership with Nestlé Waters, it produces and
distributes in Mexico
the bottled water brands Sta. María and Nestlé Pureza Vital, among others.
Corona Light has approximately 30% less calories than Corona Extra with the same refreshing taste, and is also brewed with the highest quality ingredients.