Ethiopian water bottling company ventures into the UK market

ETHIOPIA – Garanba Bottling, a subsidiary of B&C Aluminum Plc that bottles South Spring Water in Ethiopia, has closed a deal with a UK-based company to export US$1m worth of bottled water to England. Garanba […]

New water bottling company in Ethiopia joins the burgeoning Industry

ETHIOPIA – Kefeta Spring Water, a new water bottling company in Ethiopia has joined the competitive industry with an investment of 62 million Br (US$1.9m) and partial financing from The Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE). […]

Nestlé divests its water business in Ethiopia under global water business restructuring

ETHIOPIA – Nestlé Water Ethiopia, a wing of the Swiss multinational company, has sold back all its 51% share in Great Abyssinia Spring Waters after three years of partnership, exiting the water business in Ethiopia. […]

Ethiopian Risiq Group ventures into water bottling, juice processing business

ETHIOPIA – Risiq Group, with investments primarily in the Food and Beverage Sector, automotive dealership, import-export and construction sectors in Ethiopia has set up a mango juice processing and water bottling business with an investment […]

Ethiopian government to review the new excise tax rate on bottled water

ETHIOPIA – The Ministry of Finance of Ethiopia is reviewing the new excise tax rate imposed on bottled water following strong resistance from water bottlers. Through their association, water bottlers strongly opposed the 15pc excise […]

Tulip Addis Water set to introduce simple water filters into the Ethiopian Market

ETHIOPIA – Tulip Addis Water, a local manufacturer that specialises in water treatment technology, invested 60 million Br (US$1.89m) to set up a tabletop water filter company in Debre Birhan, Amhara Regional State, reports Addis […]

Ethiopian firm invests US$20m in two water bottling plants

ETHIOPIA – A local Ethiopian investment firm, Gold Group has built two water bottling plants in separate parts of Oromia Regional State, Southern Ethiopia worth 600 million Br (US$20m) investment. Gold Group has set up […]

Ethiopian water bottlers forego neck seals in renewed sustainability drive

ETHIOPIA – Manufacturers of bottled water in Ethiopia have resolved to forego the use of neck seals, a decision aimed at promoting a sustainable environment by reducing plastic waste. The Ethiopian Bottled Water & Soft […]