Although beer is one of the most frequently used drinks in the world, its boom in Albania started only after 1990. Compared to age long European tradition, Albania had a modest beer production and consumption experience, so the founders of Stela brewery have responded to the market hunger by investing seriously in equipment, technology and science.
Year after year the company has grown and has imported what was tested and stamped as the best beer in Europe. The successful beginning of the joint-stock company Stefani & Co, initially Dorina & Stela, started 20 years ago with the distribution and production capacity of 500 liters per day. Currently the brewery has over 130 employees with a production capacity of 250,000 hl per year.
Its brand, Stela beer, is the second better sold beer and it covers about 15-18 % of beer consumption in the Albanian market. Four Albanian intellectuals, Dr. Stefan Pinguli, Mr. Kujtim Këllezi, Mr. Mihal Panteqi and Prof. Roland Pinguli are the entrepreneurs who founded this business and have led it to success.
The real key to success
Stefani &Co, throughout its history, has invested in terms of increasing the quality, continuous improvement of manufacturing equipment and procedures, perfecting this way its image and fulἀlling customers requirements. Nowadays, while all breweries are investing in technology and equipment, we attach importance to the originality keeping of beer production and that distinguishes us from the others. The trinomial quality, taste, health has accompanied our process of raw material selection, processing and quality control which have been the subject to the management systems of ISO and HACCP since 2004.