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National Alcohol and Liquor Factory, a state owned business enterprise, which has been operating for more than a century is a pioneer in Ethiopia’s liquor industry. The factory is engaged in the production and distribution of Extra Neutral Alcohol (ENA) and various alcoholic liquors of high quality both for domestic and export markets. The factory comprises four branch factories which was once established and owned by individuals in different periods. It acquired its current name after being nationalized by the derg regime in 1969 Ethiopian Calendar (EC).

   Sebeta branch: established in 1906,

  Maichew branch: Head Office established in 1914,

  Mekanissa branch: established in 1957.

  Akaki branch: established in 1938.

The head office is located in Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA; at the heart of Mexico square along the artery motor way stretched to “Merkato” behind Addis Ababa Industrial Technology College. Recently the factory is on progress to relocate its head office at Mekanissa by building (B + G + 10) building.

National Alcohol & Liquor Factory occupies a pioneering status signaling a major breakthrough in the onset of beverage industrialization in Ethiopia over the last century. The factory improved its manufacturing technologies and production capacity through time and reached in producing 2.3 million litres of Pure Alcohol & 5.2 million liters of alcohol liquors annually during 2008 budget year. But, at this time the factory realized that liquor products supply to the local market is short of demand in most cases. The government decided the factory to be fully transformed in all aspects.

Hence, the factory’s management & Board of Management decided to conduct market & feasibility studies. The study clearly indicated the growth of demand for liquor products & feasibility of the project. The feasibility study also showed the existence of growing demand of liquor products abroad.

 The Factory then, started to implement Rehabilitation & Expansion of its old & downsized plant Machineries. The Expansion in addition with the Rehabilitation increased the production capacity of the Factory to more than fourfold of the previous capacity.

Currently, the new plant at Mekanissa produces 18,000 liters per day and 6.5 million liters of ENA per year. In addition, the factory is in erecting a new distillery at sebeta with production capacity of 12,000 liters per day; which will enhance the factory’s overall capacity to raise to 30,000 liters per day and 11 million liters of ENA per annum.

Recently, our annual revenue exceeds USD 23 million. When Sebeta enters into line the revenue will again exceed to more than USD 45 million. The company’s profit is also expected to rise to USD 14 million from its current level of 7 million. It is also contributing to the national economy by paying USD 7 million as excise tax. With the launching of the new plant we expect to pay USD 14 million excise tax.

The factory is implementing various systems and certified by ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and on progress to be accredited by ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Laboratory Management System.


Maintaining the production of the best extra neutral alcohol & liquor products and the dominance in the local market and become competent in the global market in 2025.


To fully satisfy our customer’s needs and expectation by producing high quality alcohol and liquor products consistently using modern technology by applying modern management system and employing experienced and qualified professionals and also satisfy other stakeholders by creating value as well as enhancing the well-being of the society and protecting the environment to contribute our share for the growth of our country.


Customer focused,

Quality & improvement driven,

Team oriented,



Socially responsible;

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Mexico Square Behind Addis Ababa
Technical College & Mekanissa
+251 115 516 999 / +251 115 516 190
+251 115 513 299

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