AG Barr

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We are a UK-based branded multi beverage business focused on growth and the creation of long-term shareholder value. Ambitious and value driven, with strong consumer focus, we are brand owners and builders, offering a diverse and differentiated portfolio of brands that people love.

For over 145 years we have developed a positive, results-driven and supportive culture. As we grow our business organically and through acquisition, it is important that we retain the entrepreneurial spirit of the new and exciting additions to our Group, while also ensuring that we continue to value and nurture the unique essence of what makes AG Barr a great business to be part of.  

The company was founded in 1875 by Robert Barr in Falkirk. In 1887, his son, Robert Fulton Barr, set up a division of the original company in Glasgow, which had a much larger population. In 1892 the Glasgow branch passed to Andrew Greig Barr (where the name A.G. Barr comes from), a brother of the branch's founder. In 1899, they soft launched Irn Bru, eventually launching it in 1901. The Falkirk and Glasgow divisions merged in 1959, and the company was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1965.