Who We Are
Hagbes PLC was founded in 1957 as an importing & trading company for small agricultural machinery and building materials, becoming the pioneer to introduce stone grinding mills in Ethiopia. By 1974 the company was the proud owner of feed mills, pasta factories, as well as a flour milling complex, making it the largest establishments of its kind in Eastern Africa at the time.
The year 1991 brought a more liberalised economic foundation, and Hagbes started expansion once again. Today the company employs a workforce of roughly 640 people, spread across a dozen locations around Ethiopia. During this time, the company has created over 25 different business segments, all leaders in their field. Fuelled by this desire for success, Hagbes today is regarded as one of the largest private organisations in the country.
Hagbes is proudly privately owned, and a strong emphasis on customer satisfaction is part of the ideology here. We believe that in our line of business, our customers are the most valuable assets we have.
Hagbes Private Limited Company was founded in 1957 as a small agricultural equipment and building material importer. Becoming the pioneer in the country to introduce stone grinding mills. The company opened its first office in Atikilt Tera area, which is still proudly operational today.
Hagbes Founded the largest flour processing complex in the Eastern Africa region in 1970.
Hagbes opened its first Branch Office in Piazza in 1986, at the time when the area was the economic centre of Addis Ababa.
Hagbes became the Yamaha Distributor for Ethiopia in 1978. Once sales volumes started growing, in 1987 the Yamaha Service Centre was established on an area covering over 3600m2.
After entering the Automotive market in the mid 90s, we opened our first Vehicle Service Centre in 1996 again in the Piazza area of Addis Ababa covering an area of 3300 m2. This is where we presently service commercial trucks of up to 5 tons, and passenger vehicles.
In 2003, we proudly unveiled and moved into our new Building Complex in the heart of Addis’ Commercial Centre, Bole. This is where Hagbes’ current Headquarters is located.
Hagbes was making its way into the machinery sector by the early 2000s. By 2004, the company had opened its Heavy Machinery Service Centre, located in the southern part of Addis Ababa in Kality. The area covers an area of over 7000 m2. This is where all Heavy Machinery equipment, Trucks and Agricultural Equipment are serviced.
By 2005, Hagbes had opened yet another service centre in Bole area. This time a state-of-the-art surveying equipment recalibration & service centre. The first of its kind in Ethiopia. This is where Total Stations, Levels and GPS units are serviced.
In 2013, Hagbes opened a sales branch in Gofa area.
Hagbes proudly celebrates its 60th Birthday in 2017.
Over 640 Staff Strong
Branches around Addis Ababa
Over 45 Global Brand Partners
Dealers Across Ethiopia
Engineers & Technicians
Why Choose Us
Hagbes has over 60 years of business experience in Ethiopia. We believe our success over the decades reflects on our philosophy in customer service and quality oriented thinking. We do not see our clients as a potentials sales outlet. We see our clients as our business partners whom we help achieve their goals.
Our mission is to become the benchmark in customer care, and to bring our service to all customers in all corners of the country, both improving the businesses of our clients no matter where they are, while contributing to the development of Ethiopia.
What Our Customers Say
It is with great pleasure we inform you that your trucks performance meet our expectations. We take this opportunity to express our deep appreciation for your prompt after-sales support.
We have found all the sourced products to be of high quality and with good performance. Hence, we hereby express our commendation for the quality and performance of the products and for the strong after-sales back up Hagbes provides.
Amhara Water Works Construction Enterprise
AMHARA WATER WORKS CONSTRUCTION ENTERPRISE,
We acknowledge and appreciate Hagbes PLC for their dedication in delivering the stated items to the best satisfaction of our Bank.
Commercial Bank Of Ethiopia
COMMERCIAL BANK OF ETHIOPIA,
We would like to recognise Hagbes PLC for the assistance in supply of spare parts and the after sales support they have been providing us. We would recommend them to any concerned party.
YOTEC Construction P.L.C.
YOTEC CONSTRUCTION P.L.C.,
Hitachi excavators are one type of equipment we have in our fleet of machinery. We attest the following on its quality, performance and after-sales support we have been getting from Hagbes PLC. We commend Hagbes PLC on having very good capacity in providing pre-delivery inspections, product familiarisation trainings, and their after-sales service support.
TKK Construction Machinery Rental P.L.C.
TKK CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY RENTAL P.L.C.,
The company testifies that your machinery has proven to be highly efficient in use during our construction works, and has proven themselves in most terrain and climatic conditions of Ethiopia.
Emlaelu Worade Construction
EMLAELU WORADE CONSTRUCTION,
We commend Hagbes PLC for the assistance in supplying of spare parts and after sales support they have been providing. We are very much satisfied with the performance of these Power Trucks and we recommend them to any concerned party interested in the product and the company in question.
KEC International LTD
KEC INTERNATIONAL LTD,
We are very satisfied with the performance of the products you have supplied. We would like to thank Hagbes PLC for the assistance in the delivery training of the machinery and for the spare parts & after-sales support they have been providing us.
Ultimate Motors PLC
ULTIMATE MOTORS Pvt. Ltd. Co.,
We would like to express our appreciation to Hagbes PLC for the supply of spare parts and the after sales support they have been providing.