Carlsberg Breweries A/S sells its Rent A Cooler companies in Sweden, Norway, Es-tonia, Latvia and Lithuania to Eden Springs, which is European leader within market-ing of water bottled in large plastic containers for workplaces. The selling price is approx. DKK 220 million, which gives Carlsberg Breweries a pre-tax capital gain of approx. DKK 175 million. The Danish company is not part of the deal, and Carlsberg Breweries continues to operate this company.
Rent A Cooler started its activities in 1988 as part of the Swedish Ramlösa group, and has since developed into a leading brand within its field. Rent A Cooler owns two water springs, has around 35,000 customers and 157 employees.
The 2001 turnover of Eden Springs was DKK 970 million representing a 30 per cent increase compared to the previous year. With the latest acquisitions Eden Springs consolidates its market position in 12 European countries, in which it serves approx. 300,000 customers.
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