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Our Breweries

The Addis Ababa
St. George Brewery

Established:
1922, and in December 1998 became part of BGI Ethiopia through privatization
Located in:
Mexico Square, Lideta Sub-city, Addis Ababa
Production Capacity:
Started with 200 to 300 bottles per day in 1923 and presently producing 550,000 HL. per annum after a series of upgrades and expansions
Number of Employees:
Currently providing jobs for 956 permanent and 58 seasonal employees

The Kombolcha Brewery

Established:
In 1998, and its the first brewery built from the ground up by BGI Ethiopia.
Located in:
384 Km. from Addis Ababa, in Kombolcha City, Wello, Amhara Regional State
Production Capacity:
Started production with 750,000 HL. per annum and managed to double production to 1.5 Million HL. currently
Number of Employees:
Currently providing jobs for 449 permanent and 3 seasonal employees

The Hawassa Brewery

Established:
Inaugurated in 2011, this is the largest brewery built by BGI Ethiopia so far
Located in:
275 Km. from Addis Ababa, Hawassa, SNNPR Regional State
Production Capacity:
Started production with 750,000 HL. per annum and managed to double production to 1.5 Million HL. currently
Number of Employees:
498 permanent and 13 seasonal employees

The Zebidar Brewery

Established:
In 2012 by Jemar Hulegeb Industry Share Company (a share company established by prominent local businessmen & women) and the Belgian brewing giant UNIBRA (owners of the SKOL brand) and started operations in 2017. In 2018 Zebidar Brewery & Zebidar Beer joined the BGI brands family when the company acquired the shares of UNIBRA.
Located in:
167Km. from Addis Ababa (South West), near Welkite town, Gurage Region
Production Capacity:
350,000 HL. annually
Number of Employees:
184 permanent and 6 seasonal employees

The Raya Brewery

Established:
In 2012 by Raya Share Company and BGI Ethiopia (60%- 40% share structure) and started operations in 2016. In 2017 BGI Ethiopia managed to acquire all individual shares and assumed full ownership of Raya Brewery.
Located in:
822.5 km. from Addis Ababa (North), in Maychew town
Production Capacity:
600,000 HL. annually
Number of Employees:
327 permanent and 103 seasonal employees

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