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Former Australian multi based in Artarmon in the state of New South Wales. The company's origins lie in the founding of the small "West End Brewery" by William Clark in 1859. In 1888, the "South Australian Brewing Company" was formed through a merger with the "Kent Town Brewery" and the wine and spirits trading company "Rounsevell & Simms". In 1901 this company went public and subsequently other breweries were taken over. By taking over the fiercest competitor "Walkerville Brewing Company" in 1938, the company became the largest beer producer in South Australia. However, it was only in third place in the mid-1980s, far behind the market leader Foster's. A substantial part of the business activities became household appliances and water heaters (boilers). Two companies were acquired in this field.

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