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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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Broadcasters Warned Over Beer Promotions

The Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA) sent a warning letter concerning brewery advertisements and sponsor credit to five broadcasting media outlets on 30th March, 2016. These included the giant state-owned Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), Fana Broadcsting, EBS, Sheger FM and Bisrat Fm.

The memo was regarding the breach of a legal provision in the law to determine the conduct of media advertisements and sections dealing with alcoholic drinks, by way of protecting young from the promotion of such goods.


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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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BGI’s Hawassa Plant to Boost Beer Capital Production to 1.44m hl

BGI Ethiopia, Ethiopia’s giant brewery, received eight large fermentation tanks for the expansion of its Hawassa plant on Thursday January 15, 2014 with an investment of 30 million euros.

The eight large fermentation tanks will increase the production capacity of the Hawassa plant by nearly double, said Essayas Hadera, marketing manager of BGI Ethiopia. Each having a capacity of 2,200hl, two of the tanks are Bright Beer Tank (BBT), used for fermentation process and the remaining six tod tanks used for processing the

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