Chinese Contractor has built an Industrial Park in Amhara Regional State
CCCC, the prominent Chinese construction company, has ventured into the manufacturing industry, opening a ceramic processing plant with 50 million dollars in investment.
CCCC Industrial Investment Holding Company Ltd opened Arerti Ceramic Manufacturing in Arerti, a town in Minjar Shenkora Wereda, Amhara Regional State, 53Km from Modjo-Hawassa Expressway. Resting on 15ha of land, the plant is expected to be fully operational in mid-September with a production capacity of processing 20,000Sqm of tiles a day. Under construction for 14 months, the company started trial production in June, processing 10,000Sqm to 15,000Sqm of floor ceramics a day and currently employs 450 people.
Arerti, which plans to export its products to East African countries, gets its raw materials from a local supplier and will use limestone, clingstone, feldspars and red sand, as an input in its production of ceramics.
The factory produces four different sizes of floor ceramics and aims to diversify its products by manufacturing polished tiles and sanitary potteries with accessories and supply them to hotels, commercial buildings and construction projects.