Company Overview

Afro German Chemicals Est. PLC (AGC), formerly known as Hoechst Ethiopia Pvt. Ltd. Co., was established in August 1966. When first established, it was owned fifty - fifty by Hoechst AG of Frankfurt, Germany, and Eutraco of Vevey, Switzerland. It remained so until 1996. Following the restructuring of Hoechst AG and the resulting changes of its business all over the world, Hoechst Ethiopia was sold in October 1996 to a group of Germans, represented by Mr. Fred Ghaemi, Owner / Manager of Intermatex East Africa Ltd., Nairobi, Kenya. Intermatex is, at the same time, our supplier for Textile machinery, accessories, and spare parts. Even though the word, "Chemicals" is part of the name of the company, Afro German Chemicals Est. PLC. deals with many more other products, as is shown in the details under the activities of the five Departments of the Company.
. The objective of the Company has all along been to act as Representative/ Agent of various reputed companies, to import and distribute raw materials and manufactured goods of these companies and to participate in tenders on behalf of these companies.
To successfully accomplish its objectives and to comply with the requirements of the suppliers it represents, AGC performs its task under Four Departments headed by well-qualified and experienced Mangers. These Departments are:

  • Chemical Dept.
  • Pharmaceutical Dept.
  • Printing Dept, and
  • Textile Dept

Departments like pharmaceutical have, in addition to sales men, other technical staff to support its after sales services to clients.
The attached Departmental Activities Layout shows the specialized markets covered by each Department.
With a current work force of 28 permanent employees, of which ten are fully involved in sales, an experience in the Ethiopian market for over 40 years and the internationally acclaimed suppliers it represents, AGC is a well-known partner for many of the industries and service giving establishments in Ethiopia. Its clients either buy directly from the varied stock products it handles at its warehouse or get its services for tender business.

AGC is located in a central and convenient place in Addis Ababa, where its clients could reach it with the greatest ease. Its address is:

            Afro German Chemicals Est. PLC.

            Gaston Guez Road – (off Churchill Road)

            House No. 238

            P.O. Box 1109

            Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

            Tel.  00251-11-155 02 00

            Fax: 00251-11-155-10 57

            e-mail: agcplc@gmail.com    

Clients outside Addis Ababa are either covered by our own or through the various Sub-Agents appointed in the various regions of the country.

At present, Afro German Chemicals imports, Medical Equipment, Laboratory Chemicals and Reagents, Human medicines, Printing Accessories and Inks, Industrial chemicals  from and/or is agent to a number of companies, a few of which are:                             

  • Borgwaldt Technik                        - Tobaco Flavours, machineries, etc.
  • Detia Degesh                               - Fumigants & Fumigation Sheet
  • Carestream Health                       - X-Ray films and Chemicals
  • Improve Medical                          - Blood collection tubes & Needles, Lancets, sharp containers, etc.
  • NIPRO Medical Corp.                   - Dialysis Machines and Accessories
  • Reprotech                                    - Diazo and Tracing papier
  • Setas kemya                               - Textile Dyes and Auxiliaries
  • Shenzhen  Mindray                      - Laboratory Instruments, Reagents, Ultrasound System, Patient Monitors ,etc.
  • Sigma Aldrich                              - Laboratory and Research Chemicals
  • Sanofi Aventis                             - Human medicines
  • Sanofi Pasteur                            - Human Vaccines
  • Sun Pharmaceuticals                   - Human Medicines
  • Technova Imaging System           -  Printing Plates, Inks, etc
  • Ningbo David Medical Devices      - Infant Incubators, Infant Radiant Warmers, etc
  • Winner Medical                            - Hospital supplies