Great Abyssinia announced it would invest more than 500 million Birr in the aim of expanding its existing production facilities of soft drinks as well as juice beverages in Ethiopia.
The existing facility, which was established at the cost of 188 million Birr in Sululta, produces Prigat Juice in mango and strawberry flavors. In addition to this, it produces carbonated soft drinks of Splash Brand series. This series includes flavors of coffee cola, orange, and passion fruit orange, malt pineapple, fresh lemon and apple. This facility has a capacity of producing 13,500 bottles per hour and it is operational for 22 hours with 400 employees.
Great Abyssinia’s new investment is going to be in Sendafa on 25,000 square meters of land and the expansion is going to be made in three phases. The first phase is expected to be concluded in a year time and expected to have a production capacity of 36,000 bottles in an hour.
Upon completion of all phases the company’s production capacity is going to increase to 100,000 bottles per day.