Yirgalem Addis Textile Factory PLC

Phone +251 11 402300
Fax +251 11 402107
Mobile +251 91 1527265
Mobile 2 +251 91 1527264
LocationDeberezeit Road Nifas Silk Lafto Sub City, Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Primary CategoryEthiopian Manufacturers
Yirgalem Addis Textile Factory PLC

Yirgalem Addis textile factory PLC is formerly Adei Ababa yarn factory which was privatized by the Government in Nov, 2010.
The Company had more than 50 years experience in spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing, garments and blanket activities. The factory is located on a prime & accessible location in the southern part of capital city Addis Ababa on Debrezeit road, Nifas Silk Lafto sub city.

Yirgalem Addis Textile Factory plc is owned by W/o Yirgalem Asfaw, a woman entrepreneur, highly committed to transform the factory to one of the biggest textile and garment manufacturer in Ethiopia.
Currently, the factory has more than 800 employees and 90% of the employees are women.


Major International and local customers

The factory has been supplying its products to the following major international and local customers:
•    International Red cross society
•    Intra Health International
•    USAID
•    Goal Ethiopia
•    Ethiopian Army
•    Teddy Spa , Italy
•    KIK Textilien, Germany
•    Weather Proof , USA
•    David payser sportswear, USA
•    Champro sports, USA
•    Coca Cola Company ( East African bottling house )

Production Facilities and Capacity

The company is an integrated textile factory consisting of:
•    Knitting
•    Knit dyeing
•    Garment stone washing
•    Blanket weaving , blanket stitch bond (non woven)
•    Garment production

Knitting Plant

The knitting plant produces 10,500 kg of grieg knit fabrics per day in various types of knit constructions such as jersey, rib, pique, popcorn and interlock.

Dyeing and Finishing Plant

•    The Dyeing plant produces 10,000 kgs of finished knit fabrics per day.
•    The dyeing plant is also equipped with stone wash and garment wash facility for Jeans and knit products


•    The Garment plant produces 10,000 pcs of finished basic knit garments per day.
•    But currently under expansion project to increase the daily capacity to 24, 000 pcs per day


The blanket unit is equipped with weaving, direct warping and sectional warping, raising, stitch bonding and carding facilities to produce quality woven and non woven blankets with a capacity to produce 1800 pcs of non woven and 1450 pcs of woven blankets per day. The annual capacity for the blanket plant production lines is as indicated below:

S/N    Production Unit          Annual Production 
1    Non woven Blanket            540,000  Pcs  
2    Woven Blanket                  435,000  Pcs 
3    Raising and Finishing       1,200,000  pcs 

Expansion and rehabilitation Project

The company is undergoing expansion in its blanket and garment plants and rehabilitation project in its knitting and dyeing plants that enables the company alleviate its bottle necks and be more competitive in the international market.

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