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Background information

Messebo Cement Factory Private Limited Company (MCF PLC) is one of EFFORT (Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigray) group companies established in accordance with the commercial code of Ethiopia. The paid up capital of the company is ETB 240 million. The company is located in Mekelle town in the Regional State of Tigray, 780 km from Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia. The plant is located 15 km to the north-west of Mekelle town near Messebo hills. The first cement line of the factory was constructed and erected by ENKA a company based in Turkey. The machineries of the plant are designed and supplied by world renowned cement technology supplier FLSmidth of Denmark. The investment capital of the first line is around ETB 1.2 billion and the second line is about ETB 2 billion. The company is producing Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), Portland Pozolana Cement (PPC), Portland Limestone Cement (PLC) and Low Heat of Hydration Cement (LHHS).


Currently the factory is producing Portland cement types which serve for light and heavy construction up to C-45 concrete grades. The factory's production capacity is 7,000 tons per day and 2,100,000 tons of cement annually, which is achieved in 300 running days per year.


At present the company has 1800 permanent, 240 contract and 51 temporary workers.


The products of the factory meet national and international standard requirement of cement.