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Despite its size, Ethiopia still has an underdeveloped cosmetics industry.  Basic cosmetic and toiletry products such as shampoos, tooth paste and decorative cosmetics are not produced locally and are often supplied through illegal imports. Some of the smuggled products are product rejects and have not been tested as to their safety for human use.

Taking this into consideration, Berchaco which is a front runner in the cosmetics line,  decided to form a joint venture with a Dutch company De Streep Finance B.V. Cosmar which is a private label and contract manufacturer of quality cosmetic products in Indonesia, under its holding company in the Netherlands. The purpose of this joint venture company named as Cosmar East Africa, is to introduce quality decorative and skin care cosmetics to both local and foreign markets at affordable prices, through its own brands and also by manufacturing for third parties, including international brands. It has commissioned an internationally GMP and ISO certified manufacturing plant in Addis Ababa.

Cosmar East Africa Business Share Company operates a skin care, hair care and oral care manufacturing. The Company integrated with plastic bottle, jar and cap production plant. It is located in Bole Sub city, Woreda 07, Gurde Sholla, Addis Ababa Ethiopia.  The company was initially established and gets legal recognition in January 25, 2007. The shareholders of the company were Berchaco Ethiopia P.L.C and De Streep Finance B.V. and finally De Streep Finance sold an entire share to Ato. Egziael Buzuayehu as of Dec. 2012.

In  Feb 2016 the company were restructure and accept new share holders in 60:40 Share Base and  the majour share holders are Chemi & Cotex Ethiopia limited, East African Holding S.c, . The majority of share taken by chemi & cotex Ethiopia Limited . Chemi & Cotex Ethiopian Limited is a company incorporated under the law of British Virgin Islands and having its registration office at Trident Chambers, Road Town, Toraola, and British Virgin Islands.  . The factory has opened job opportunity for More than 150 regular and more than 28 contracts Employees.

Quality Policy

The Management of Cosmar East Africa Business Share Company is fully committed       to produce and deliver quality Skin Care, Hair Care and Oral Care products that satisfy customers' need, and meet the statutory and regulatory requirements by maintaining and developing the Quality Management System. It is the Policy of the Company  to provide the resources needed for Performance improvement and to create a conducive work-environment that enable appreciable teamwork, employee development, willingness to do the right thing the first time and every time and increase the IT application there by to ensure effective resource utilization ,cost reduction and better market share. Quality objectives which are consistent with the quality policy are formulated, Communicated and reviewed regularly. Maintenance and continual improvement of the system, Products and Processes are ensured by conducting internal Audit and management review at a planned interval.

The Cosmar East Africa products include:

1. Decorative Cosmetics: pressed powder, loose powder, Lipstick, Lip gloss, Mascara, liquid eye liner, foundation

2. Skin Care: day cream, night cream, ace gel, facial foam, fairness cream, protective moisturizing cream, anti-wrinkle cream

3. Personal Care: Deodorant roll on, body foam, shampoo, body lotion, feminine wash, lip balm

Newly Launched Product

Body Line (100% pure glycerine)

This company will have a significant positive contribution in the Ethiopian cosmetics industry in terms of import substitution and availability of health-related products as toothpaste, body creams and shampoos of certified quality for both low and middle income groups of the society.

Contact Details 

+251-11-6-450688........................Commercial Office
+251-11-6-450654........................General Manager Office
+251-11-6-450627........................Production and Technical Manager Office
+251-11-6-450627........................HR Manager Office
+251-11-6-450753........................Finance Manager Office

Cosmar East Africa Business Sh.Co 46494 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251-11-6-4507 54 (fax)
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Cosmar Products

  • Viola Shampoo (Strawberry) 350ml
    Viola Shampoo (Strawberry) 350ml
  • Viola Shampoo (Strawberry) 100ml
    Viola Shampoo (Strawberry) 100ml
  • Viola Shampoo (Green Apple) 350ml
    Viola Shampoo (Green Apple) 350ml
  • Viola Shampoo (Green Apple) 100ml
    Viola Shampoo (Green Apple) 100ml
  • Viola Shampoo (Natural Shine) 100ml
    Viola Shampoo (Natural Shine) 100ml
  • Viola Shampoo (Natural Shine) 350ml
    Viola Shampoo (Natural Shine) 350ml
  • Viola Lotion (Aqua Feel) 350ml
    Viola Lotion (Aqua Feel) 350ml
  • Viola Lotion (Aqua Feel) 100ml
    Viola Lotion (Aqua Feel) 100ml
  • Viola Lotion (Cocoa) 100ml
    Viola Lotion (Cocoa) 100ml
  • Viola Lotion (Cocoa) 350ml
    Viola Lotion (Cocoa) 350ml
  • Viola Lotion (Fruit & Spicy) 350ml
    Viola Lotion (Fruit & Spicy) 350ml
  • Viola Lotion (Fruit & Spicy) 100ml
    Viola Lotion (Fruit & Spicy) 100ml
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