Abay Technical and Trading S.C

Phone +251 115 517290
Phone 2 +251 115 518127
Mobile +251 911 513087
LocationAround Mexico, In front of "Temama Fok", Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Primary CategoryVehicle Maintenance
Abay Technical and Trading S.C

Abay Technical and Trading S.C is the largest automotive company in Ethiopia. In 2009 it has been privatized from the privatization and public enterprise. Prior to that, Abay Technical and Trading Share Company was a government-owned company established in 1994 (1986 E.C) to give technical support on vehicle maintenance, as well as supply spare parts to various governmental organizations and to the public transport sector. The company was structured with core and support departments and management systems to be led by a board of directors owned by the Ethiopian Privatization Agency before it was acquired by its new owners.

The company has specialized in general automotive maintenance work, bus body building and repairing, assembly and sales of vehicles, import and sales of heavy-duty trucks and machinery. The new owners of Abay Technical and Trading S.C have converted some of the acquired facilities into more productive assets. Among the fixed assets acquired is a large warehouse, which was converted into a car assembly plant. The plant, with modern equipment and machinery, has what is required for the assembly work. The local assembly of different types of cars helps save costs and foreign currency and creates jobs for additional workers. It is also a means of technology transfer that will benefit the country.

The company’s core business is based on import and distribution of various model light vehicles, construction machinery, trucks, spare parts, assembling of different types of small vehicles (single and double pickup, minibus and station wagons), providing vehicle maintenance service from light to heavy vehicles for all models and years of production.

We provide the following types of maintenance services for our customers:

  1.  General mechanical maintenance service
  2.  General electrical maintenance service
  3.  Major and unit component overhauling
  4.  Diesel fuel system maintenance and testing
  5.  Reconditioning and manufacturing work
  6.  Body repairing and bus body building
  7.  Vehicle body painting and finishing
  8.  Vehicles upholstery tapestry work
  9.  Sheet metal shaping and cutting
  10.  Vehicle wheel alignment testing and maintenance
  11.  Vehicle headlight testing
  12.  Vehicle annual technical inspection
  13.  AC gas refilling and evacuating
  14.  Vehicle or machinery loading and unloading
  15.  Washing and greasing

Assembling Capacity, Products and Services

Currently in the compound of Abay Technical and Trading S.C, a state-of-the-art SKD-2 assembling facility has been established for the assembly of pickups and minibus, with the technology of Foton from China. The company has the capacity to produce 5 units of vehicles per one shift. 

The following models are assembled by the company:


  • Model - ISF2.8
  • Engine type - Cummins ISF2.8 gasoline engine


  • Model -VIEW C2
  • Engine type - FOTON 486 VVT1Petrol


  • Model - VIEW CS2
  • Engine type - 4G69 gasoline

After-sales services, supply of spare parts and maintenance services are made available to the satisfaction of the customers.

Construction Machinery and Services

Abay Technical and Trading S.C has been a dealer of:

  • LONKING Machinery
  • China Sino Heavy Duty Truck Group Co. Construction Machinery including Loaders, Graders, Excavators, Rollers and Dumpers etc.
  • Heavy-duty Trucks including Prime Movers, Cargo Trucks, Water and Fuel Trucks etc. 

The construction industry is one of the sectors of the Ethiopian Economy, which is developing fast. The Ethiopian government has allocated a large sum for road, building, dam and other construction works.

In the Ethiopian five years growth and transformation plan, the government had planned to construct about 2,000km rail networks, more than 73,000km secondary roads which can connect the small towns with villages, different capacities of dams, irrigations and other activities which require a large number of construction machinery. The demand for the types of machinery, which our company is importing to the country, is quite high.

There are two sources of revenue:

  •  Sales of the equipment
  •  Maintenance of the equipment

Sales of Spare Parts

One of the major activities of the company is the sales of spare parts. The spare parts are imported from the principal suppliers, Greatwall Motors. The company gives importance to the adequate stock of spare parts to satisfy customer demands.

Abay Technical and Trading S.C. is mainly involved in the wholesale of spare parts. However, spare parts will be available to individual customers who use its maintenance services. Spare parts will also be available for other vehicles which are imported by Abay Technical and Trading S.C. for our customers.

Vehicles Maintenance Services

Vehicle maintenance services are available to the customers of our company that have entered a contract and to the owners of the assembled cars. In addition to the maintenance, there are preventive maintenance activities provided on schedules.

Vehicles maintenance is a major activity of the company. This includes body, engines overhaul, and other maintenance works. Maintenance of vehicles will include previous customers of Abay Technical and Trading S.C. (government organizations, city administrations, private companies, etc) and to owners of cars assembled by our company. However, the company also always participates in maintenance tenders to attract more customers to increase maintenance revenue.

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