Metahara Sugar Factory

  • Metehara, Ethiopia

Metahara Sugar Factory

The factory is found in Oromiya region at 200 Kilo Meters distance from Addis Ababa. Same as Wonji Shoa Sugar Factory its construction was carried out by H.V.A. Company of the Netherlands.

The factory started sugar production in 1970. Formed as Share Company between the then Ethiopian government and the constructing company, it was the second sugar mill to the nation. Its sugarcane plantation filed is 10,230 hectares and has the potential to produce more than 130,000 tons of sugar per year.

Through an expansion project conducted it came up with an ethanol producing plant by the end of 2010. Currently the factory’s ethanol plant has a capacity of producing 12,500 Meter Cube ethanol per year. It also generates 9 megawatts of power from bagasse. This makes it self-sufficient in getting its own power supply.

The factory is best known in implementing kaizen philosophy. It is a pioneer factory for registering successful result by applying kaizen. It received awards all in institutional, development team and individual levels at the first Kaizen award. It got trophies and medals for this.

Moreover, it received honorary medals and trophies from the former Prime Minister Haile Mariam Desalegn at the Kaizen award held at Hilton in September 2015.