One Water to increase production with 100 Mln birr investment


Mogle Bottled Water Manufacturing, which began production two years ago, is building a new factory which will enable it to produce18,000 bottles of water per hour. The company was started via an investment of 200 million birr in Sebeta 25km southwest of Addis Ababa. It leased a 13,000sqm plot of land from the Oromia Regional State to construct a plant on 9,322sqm.
They currently produce 32,000 bottles per hour and the expansion project, which takes up another 3,000sqm of land, will give them the capacity of producing 50,000 bottles per hour. It will also create job opportunities for 50 people.
Their water comes from a 186 meter deep bore hole at Mogle Mountain.
Eneyew Zeleke,Managing Director of Mogle Bottled Water Manufacturing told Capital that they are in the process of getting machines for the expansion project in order to begin production in August.
“We are in the process of bringing the machines from China to the factory, which is currently under construction; Mogle Mountain prides itself on being an active member of the local community. The company’s decision to expand here in Sebeta signals our long-term commitment to the region, and we look forward to continued success in the years ahead.’’
One Water currently sells bottled water in: 0.4 liter, 0.6liter, one liter, 1.5liter and two bottles, as well as 20liters. The company is eyeing distribution in Addis Ababa and other regional towns.
They have 400 workers and have plans to export their product to east African countries.
He added that company is producing most of their materials here which has allowed them to save 40 percent of their foreign currency. “We built the factory in Welete, in Oromia Zone, now we only import a tiny plastic ball from Asia we don’t waste time importing other things and we save hard currency.”
Recently DQS Holding gave ISO food safety and good standard certificates to One Water which is owned by Bedru Kider a notable coffee exporter.