By Fasika Tadesse, Addis Forune
Company launches with 25 million dollars of capital in 2008 with a production capacity of 15,000 meals a day.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Addis International Catering(AIC), a subsidiary company of the MIDROC Group, owned by Mohammed Al-Amoudi (Sheik), began giving domestic catering services three weeks ago, after securing a license for the service in July 2014.
The company was established in 2008 with a capital of 25 million dollars to provide catering services for international airways. The company initially secured a business license for international food manufacturing and aircraft cleaning services, as well as a bonded warehouse license. Addis Catering commenced operation in the same year on a 6,000sqm plot located adjacent to Bole International Airport, with a capacity of producing 15,000 meals per day.
“After we realised our capacity was above and beyond the services we were providing, we began the process of acquiring a domestic catering license, which took us almost a year to get,” says Thomas Jamtander, chief operation officer (COO) of AIC.
The company has added catering services for the local market, a laundry service, laboratory tests and training programs in personal hygiene and provides professional training. The laboratory provides tests for items such as bottled water, ice cubes, meals, raw materials and hand surfaces.
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