East African Holdings
EAST AFRICAN HOLDING has been at the forefront of industrialization and economic development in Ethiopia for more than 2 decades. The enterprise was established as an umbrella company comprising of subsidiary companies which operate in a variety of sectors such as manufacturing of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), Agriculture, Agro processing, printing & packaging, logistics, real estate, cement production and coal mining. East African Holding is also involved in the export of various types of washed Ethiopian coffee and also has a coffee roasting and packing facility to supply the local market. While engaged in such diverse economic activities, EAH is continuously evolving and strengthening its position as a major contributor in the development of the private sector in Ethiopia. As its strategic plan, EAH is heading for major expansion and diversification projects through mega industries of national importance such as large scale mining and commercial farming which will significantly contribute to the continuing industrialization of the nation.
Bizenu Investments PLC was established on July 16, 2007 under the umbrella of East African Holding Share Companies specializing Investments, Custom clearance and transit services, Local and Foreign procurement, sales and distribution of goods and other related trading activities, Public and Cargo transport services, General Import and Export Services, Business commission agent, Warehousing services and Participation in various auctions and goods delivery services
Cosmar East Africa Business Share Company operates a skin care, hair care and oral care manufacturing. The Company integrated with plastic bottle, jar and cap production plant. It is located in Bole Sub city, Woreda 07, Gurde Sholla, Addis Ababa Ethiopia. The company was initially established and gets legal recognition in January 25, 2007. The shareholders of the company were Berchaco Ethiopia P.L.C and De Streep Finance B.V. and finally De Streep Finance sold an entire share to Ato. Egziael Buzuayehu as of Dec. 2012.
East African Agri-Business, a member of East African Holdings, has its well-designed strategic plans to be a major investor in agro business in Ethiopia, both in agricultural products and process industries. Chewaka tea estate is only one step towards this objective.
East African Holding ventured into the coffee business through the exportation of raw coffee beans and has now moved to adding value by the establishment of a Coffee roasting factory. The company has also taken the initiative to backward integrate the business by setting up a coffee plantation. Under the umbrella of its iconic Black Lion master brand, East African Agribusiness PLC, member of East African Holding, recently launched the Black Lion Coffee. At Black Lion we select, roast and market the finest, and freshest, 100% Ethiopian Arabica Coffee beans for local and international markets.
With a strategic view to attract tangible investments by way of joint ventures or private participation at a central place, East African Group developed a modern Industrial Park on a 70 acres land at about 40 km east of Addis Ababa in the year 1997. It is with adequate infrastructure like road, power, communication links, central warehouse weigh-bridge and water supply. This Industrial Park incorporated some of the major industries owned by the Group such as the biscuit lines, macaroni line , supplementary food line, soap and detergent lines, printing and packaging lines, and the tea blending and packing facility.
East African Coal Mining Corporation was formed to engage in the mining sector eyeing the huge potential of various minerals with large deposits available throughout the country that are still unexplored and untapped.Currently East African Holdings has a concession of a coal mine that is located around 370 km west of the capital in the Oromia regional state which it acquired in 2005. Currently Open cast mining is being carried out and the coal that is being extracted is being supplied to meet the energy requirements of National Cement and also other industries such as textile manufacturers, that also use coal as a source of energy.
East African Mining Corporation acquired 80% of the Dire Dawa Cement and Lime Factory from the Ethiopian government in 2005 and established National Cement Share Company. The factory which was about 70 years old since it first started production, had a very low production output and was not able to efficiently compete and supply a portion of the huge demand of cement in the country with its very outdated machineries. Therefore most of the old and outdated equipment were replaced by newer and much more efficient cement machineries and the factory is now producing 500 tons of clinker per day.
Ethio-Asian Industries P.L.C first started production in 1994, as East African Soap and Detergent Factory and was later reestablished to its current entity in co-ownership with the current management. It was through this factory the group first entered into the manufacturing of soaps and detergents. Since it first lanched its products in the market, Ethio-Asian Industries has emerged as one of the leading and major producers of soap and detergent in the country with significant market shares. The company has continually upgraded its production capacity and technology and today produces a range of various laundry soaps, toilet soaps and detergents.
East African Group’s export Department will focus its attention on the export of tea, coffee, oil seeds and pulses.The purchase decision for our customer is based on trust in our process and selection. We have established relationships with our customers which extend beyond that of the buyer/seller. The East Africa Group PLC label means that the product has been chosen and prepared with the highest quality standards in mind. Our customers are willing to pay more for our product because they are familiar with us and trust in the quality. This is the result of the buyer’s success in their marketplace with our product.
The factory is located 6 kms. out of Harar around a local place called Hamaresa. The factory based on 48,000 M2 was established in 1937 being owned by investors from Greece named Filidori to produce Edible Oil and later in 1957 started manufacturing Flours. Later in 1970, the factory ownership was transferred to Ethiopian investors and the name was changed to Hamaresa Flour and Edible Oil Factory. Then the factory ownership was changed from private to government in 1975 and was registered as Hamaresa Edible Oil Factory. The government intended to renovate the factory and started the construction but it took more than 7 years to finish and the construction was completed in 1999.