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Habesha to Expand in Budding Brewery Industry

Habesha Breweries S.C. has started an effort to double up its annual production capacity to 1.5 million hectolitres. The project is likely to cost  a billion Br, according to sources.

The company, whose market share is around 13pc, is undertaking the expansion project in its 7.5ha plant located in Debre Berhan, 130km north of Addis Abeba, near to Dashen Brewery’s factory. The expansion is expected to be completed in the first half of the coming year; they are planning to borrow from commercial banks. But, the

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Heineken to Claim No1 Production Capacity

Heineken Ethiopia is set to inaugurate its one year expansion project executed at a total cost of 2.4 billion Br. The project will give the company the highest production capacity in Ethiopia’s brewery industry. When fully operational the capacity of Heniken is expected to surpass the current leader in the industry, BGI Ethiopia by one million hectoliter.

Elmi Olindo Contractors Plc has carried out building on the expansion, which took 14 months to complete while LEHUI Group was involved in brewhouse setup and the

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No More Walia Beer?

Heineken Breweries S.C. can no longer use its well promoted beer brand, Waliya, following the verdict of the Lideta Federal High Court on October 11, 2015 which shifted the right to use of the trademark Waliya, to another ongoing brewery project run by Kangaroo Plastic Plc.

Waliya was registered in the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office (EIPO) as a trademark owned by Kangaroo Plastic for its ongoing brewery project in Oromia Regional State in Modjo, Kebele 02 before Heineken Breweries.

Later, on February 25, 2014,

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Habesha Beer Enters The Market

Habesha Beer started distribution on July 11, 2015, 20 days after commencing production, with a limited market in Debre Birhan, Addis Abeba and Adama.

In terms of share capital distribution, Habesha Beer has 8,800 shareholders including idirs, equbs, and Ethiopians in the Diaspora, with shares of 4,000 Br to 5,000,000 Br, Yonas Alemu, Habesha’s commercial director disclosed. Bavaria NV holds a 40pc share in the company, but, Yonas refused to tell the financial value of that share. Bavaria, established in late 17th century, is the

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