Metal Products Manufacturer Eyes Sebeta Expansion Project

Nov 20 , 2021

A private company in the manufacturing of steel structures has requested 100hct of land in Oromia Special Zone to realise its expansion plan. Woda Metal Industry Plc has a plant in Sebeta town, 35Km west of Addis Abeba, for the manufacturing of steel structures such as telecom towers, high voltage cables and metal bellows, with an investment of 30 million dollars. Its managers want to expand this facility, erecting three assembly lines for electric cars, transformers and tyres. Close to 500 medium and large basic metal and engineering industries with a combined annual production capacity of 11 million tonnes operate in the country. Out of the total, 28pc are foreign companies.


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