The England based consumer products manufacturer, Unilever, has opened its factory in Ethiopia with an outlay of 13 million Euros. The factory is said to be located in Eastern Industry Zone, Dukem.
The Eastern Industrial Zone is an exclusive industrial village established 32 km away from Addis Ababa in East Showa zone, Dukem town, on five square km of land at a cost of five billion Yuan or more than seven hundred million USD. The village is said to have the capacity of hosting up to eighty different types of projects. The village includes establishments that manufacture textile, food, shoe, electric items, garment and construction inputs.
Unilever reportedly decided to invest in Ethiopia due to the country’s demography, broad-based growth, and the opportunity to develop a sustainable and inclusive business model.
Unilever is world’s second biggest consumer products manufacturer. Its products include food stuffs, personal care and home products. Currently it has 90 plants in the African continent.