Kirin Holdings Company, Limited is a Japan-based holding company engaged in the manufacture and sale of alcohol beverages and soft drinks. The Company has four divisions. The Alcohol Beverage division is engaged in the manufacture and sale of beer, sparkling liquor and new alcohol beverage products, as well as the manufacture and sale of wines, the import of alcohol drinks, in addition to the automobile transportation and food industry-related engineering businesses. The Beverage and Food division manufactures and sells soft drinks, milk, dairy products, mineral water, fruit juice and seasonings. The Pharmaceutical division is involved in the manufacture and sale of pharmaceutical products, as well as the research and development of pharmaceutical products. The Others division is engaged in the flower-related businesses. In October 2013, Lion Pty Ltd, a unit of Kirin Holdings Co Ltd, acquired a 9.99% stake in Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Co Holdings Ltd.