about us

COBA Impact S.A. of Switzerland is a company who strives in positively impacting societies in which it operates in by implementing businesses that focus on: 

  • Environmental sustainability
  • Delivering quality products by using the latest available technologies
  • Educating populations on how to obtain environmental and social well-being


COBA Impact Manufacturing PLC located in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, is the first company of the Swiss headquarter who has invested in Ethiopia by joining forces with Universal Plastic Factory PLC to launch the following manufacturing businesses:

  • PET preforms for flat water and carbonated soft drinks (discontinued in 2020)
  • HDPE closures for flat water and carbonated soft drinks (discontinued in 2020)
  • Collection and recycling of PET and HDPE in reusable flakes for export markets
  • Polyester Monofilament Fibers for Brooms and Brushes

UPF is owned by an Italian family whose heritage in Ethiopia dates from the late 1900’s. It is the leader in glass bottle crates manufacturing in Ethiopia and supplies almost all of the local beverage industry such as SABCO Coca Cola, SAB Miller, BGI (Castel Group), Heineken, Diageo and many local producers.

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