Anbessa flour and pasta factory, a leading manufacturer of various pasta and macaroni, was established in 1947 by Greek investors in Addis Ababa and was later nationalized and transferred to government ownership during the communist regime.
East African Group acquired the factory from the government in December of 1995. When the factory was transferred to EAG, most of the machineries operating then were outdated and not running efficiently, thus the group replaced most of the existing machineries with modern pasta and macaroni lines from Italy. Anbessa Flour and Pasta P.L.C. currently employs a total of about 250 employees. As of April 2010 this factory has also become part of the joint venture established between EAG and Tiger Brands.
Currently the daily production capacity of the factory is as follows:
1. Wheat grinding capacity – 800 qt.
2. Flour Producing capacity – 550 qt.
3. Macaroni producing capacity – 200 qt.
4. Spaghetti producing capacity – 105 qt.
5. Fodder producing capacity – 204 qt.
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