Who We Are

ORIGIN Investments PLC is one of the leading natural mineral water bottling company.

See what we are all about below!



To be the best regional Food and Beverage company

Company Mission:

To be an inspirational model of living and working together to:

    • Create partner with our customers and suppliers,
    • Reward our stakeholders
    • Enrich the lives of our local communities and
    • To inspire moments of optimism and happiness through our brands and actions

Natural mineral water to become the national drinking water choice for every home, business and events

Natural mineral water acknowledged as a brand of excellence and supreme quality

Our Values:

  • Committed for Quality: What we do, we do well
  • Committed for Excellence: we strive to amaze, with passion and speed
  • Performing as one: we believe in the power of working together, contributing in every circumstance “Many mind one Mission”
  • Caring for our society:  we believe in our people invest in them, and we empower them.
  • Learning: we listen our partners and have a natural curiosity to learn
  • Winning with our customers: our customers are at the heart of everything we do
  • Protects  and cares the environment: ecologically responsible
  • Focus on latest technology



Who We Are

Origin Natural Mineral Water Factory is located in Oromia region, Alemgena town along the Addis Butajira road exactly 21kms from the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. With a plot size of 20,000 square meters, ORIGIN started the development of the site by ensuring that the ecosystem was environmentally friendly and also developed an impressive green area, to bring back the badly affected fauna and flora that once use to live there.

ORIGIN is one of the most popular and fast-growing food and beverage factories in Ethiopia. It is among the leading companies in providing the best-Natural mineral water to the consumer. The brand has gained recognition in a very short space of time in manufacturing ORIGIN Natural mineral water.

The revolution in drinking bottled natural mineral water has witnessed the consumption of natural mineral water leap forward, coinciding with the ORIGIN's newest packaging, pack sizes and product range. Our superior quality and product safety is the main reason behind our increasing market share. It has helped us touch new heights and register high sales volumes. The superior quality, safety and reliability of our products create consumer and company confidence.

We offer a wide range of product sizes to our customers. These include ORIGIN Natural mineral water in;

    • 0.5
    • 1.0
    • 1.5
    • 2.0 liter bottles and
    • 5 gallon returnable polycarbonate jars.


What We Use

Water Treatment Plant


  1. Microbial/Primary Disinfection: Removal of microbes
  2. Softener: Removal of hardness creating elements
  3. Sand Filter: Removal of suspended particles
  4. Carbon filter: Removal of organic molecules that creates odor, color and removal of chlorine compounds
  5. RO: Removes all organic and inorganic molecules
  6. MCF: Removes particulate matter greater than 0.5 microns
  7. UV: Inactivation of photogenes
  8. Ozone: Very strong oxidant for inactivation of photogenes
  9. Titanium Filters: Is miscellaneous particulate filter for DBP

Origin natural mineral water is purified through eight major purification process called PURE-8. This is a state of the art process that removes or treats physical, chemical and biological contaminants like chlorides, salts and other substances that can affect water's quality.

The Company utilizes packaged water treatment Ultra Filtration Systems membrane manufactured in USA. The filtration system employed, fully meets safe drinking water requirements.

Bottling Plant

BFC - Blow-Filler-Capper

ORIGIN Investments PLC have installed the latest COMBI/BFC technologies that optimize both space and energy. The blower-filler-capper monobloc combines the most advanced techniques. It is a high speed PET bottle blowing-filling-capping machine for drinking water production. This BFC monobloc features a high automatic and intelligence level, stable performance, high production efficiency, low cost, no secondary contamination, etc. All material in contact with the product is manufactured from food grade AISI316 stainless steel, and argon welding as protection without seams; internal surface of ring bowl is mirror polished for complete cleaning; all valves are mirror polished internally and externally; stainless steel drip tray collects waste water and then drains to ditch through stainless steel pipes. The filling capping system is totally enclosed inside a positive air hood system that gives extra protection for the water to be filled.






Origin - Source of Life

Our brand slogan, the "Source of Life", has two principal meanings:

Water - the source of all living things.

Ethiopia - the source of human life.

The origin of water is of course ground water aquifers and rain. Rain is on the minds of every Ethiopian. They depend upon it, talk about it, hope for it and even pray for it. Ethiopia depends upon reliable and nourishing rain for its very existence. The link between rain and the source of life is understood by all Ethiopians. Ethiopia is also the source of life. Our history, and the confirmation through the discovery of the fossilized remains of "Lucy", that Ethiopia was indeed the source of humanity. Our brand combines the celebration of water and the face of Ethiopia. A celebration of the source of life and a celebration of Origin natural mineral water - pure, revitalizing and refreshing.






  • Produce and supply Natural mineral Water as per national and international standard
  • Uses modern and no touch manufacturing technology and machineries
  • Full incoming materials /raw materials and finished products testing laboratory and experienced professionals 
  • Well designed factory buildings and compound
  • Owner of international and national competence certificates
  • A Permanente member of the Standards Technical committee in Ethiopian Standards Agency


  • Origin - ECAE Issued Licence
    Origin - ECAE Issued Licence
  • Food Managment Certificate (ISO-22000:2005)
  • v
    Food Safety Managment System Certificate (ISO-22000:2005)
  • Certificate of Competence for Food Manufacturing and Organization
    Certificate of Competence for Food Manufacturing and Organization
  • Ethiopian Conformity Assesment Enterprise
    Ethiopian Conformity Assesment Enterprise
  • EQA Award Certified Purified Mineral Water
    EQA Award Certified Purified Mineral Water
  • EQA Award Certified Purified Mineral Water
    EQA Award Certified Purified Mineral Water
  • EQA Award of Excellence
    EQA Award of Excellence
  • EQA Award of Excellence
    EQA Award of Excellence



Our product is a jewel in the crown especially for the following categories:
Thirst quenching for big occasions, meetings, conferences, graduations, birthdays and wedding ceremonies and etc.

  • Origin half Liter Botteld Water
    Half Liter Botteld Water
  • Origin 1.5 Liter Botteld Water
    Half Liter Botteld Water
  • Origin half Liter Botteld Water
    Half Liter Botteld Water
  • Origin 1.5 Liter Botteld Water
    Half Liter Botteld Water
  • Origin 1 Liter Botteld Water
    1 Liter Botteld Water
  • Origin 1 Liter Botteld Water
    1 Liter Botteld Water
  • Origin 1.5 Liter Botteld Water
    1.5 Liter Botteld Water
  • Origin 1.5 Liter Botteld Water
    1.5 Liter Botteld Water
  • Origin 2 Liter Botteld Water
    2 Liter Botteld Water
  • Origin 2 Liter Botteld Water
    2 Liter Botteld Water
  • Origin 5 Gallon Botteld Water
    5 Gallon Botteld Water

We Care

we care

From every bottle of origin you buy, a part of that money goes into improving our society and environment.

Origin natural mineral water is an essential part of a healthy diet.


According to Ethiopia Quality Standard
  • Mineral water is any natural water that contains at least 150 parts per million of total dissolved solids (TDS).
  • Our Natural Mineral Water is from a geologically and physically protected underground water source.

Drink to your health!

  • PH 7.5
  • Natural Source of Electrolytes
  • Natural Source of Daily Minerals

With a pH of 7.5 and an Alkalinity of 110 ppm, our natural mineral water is a rare and precious product in Ethiopia. Our Water analysis results show that our natural mineral water is rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, and bicarbonates to mention some. It is perfectly balanced in both alkaline and mineral content.

A natural source of Electrolytes, our mineral water has Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) content of 250 ppm. This classifies it as a Natural Mineral Water by Ethiopian, USA, European and Indian water standards. The TDS in the water is comprised of minerals that would be expected from a natural aquifer water source. All the minerals are regarded as necessary for healthy living and are present in varied quantities.

The rich mineral replenishing content of our natural mineral water is attracting more and more health-conscious consumers because it refreshes, energizes and keeps them healthy.

Do yourself a favor and Google the health benefits of Natural mineral water in the human body and you will see why everyone in the world should be drinking it.

Electrolytes in ORIGIN Natural Mineral Water

Electrolytes are vital to one's health and survival. They are positively and negatively charged ions that are formed when minerals or other salts dissolve and separate in water. Since Electrolytes carry a charge, they can conduct an electrical current in water.

This characteristic of Electrolytes is important because the current enables Electrolytes to regulate how and where fluids are distributed throughout the body. They include potassium, calcium, magnesium, and bicarbonate, to name a few. The more mineral content there is in the water, the more Electrolytes there are. ORIGIN has 250 TDS (Total Dissolved Solids).

Electrolytes transport nutrients into cells and wastes out of them. The difference in electrical balance inside and outside of cells also allows for transmission of nerve impulses, contraction or relaxation of muscles, blood pressure control, and proper gland functioning.

In addition, the presence of Electrolytes determines the acidity or pH of some fluids, especially blood.



There are many and the most important reason is the natural minerals in the water that will benefit you from its healing properties.
Our body can easily absorb minerals from water source when compared from food source. Hence, you will gain more by drinking Natural Mineral Water

The Major Health Benefits of Drinking Natural Mineral Water are:
  • Detoxify the Body: It helps to detoxify the body from any potentially harmful substances. The best time to benefit from this process is to drink it first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. Start with one glass and gradually progress to two glasses.
  • No Calories in Natural Mineral Water: There are no calories in natural mineral water, so you don't have to worry about weight issues.
  • Replacing Electrolytes: Our body sweat is water that have varying amount of dissolved minerals such as Magnesium, calcium, chloride, sodium, iron, potassium and other minerals. Hence, when we sweat, we will get rid of body heat as well as lose water and these electrolytes. Drinking natural mineral water will replenish and balance the electrolytes in the body.
  • Lower Cholesterol: Drinking mineral water can lower the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the good cholesterol (HDL). This is due to the sodium content, present in mineral water.
  • Helps in Better Blood Regeneration: The water that you drink will help the body to renew your blood. This happens every 15 days. Hence, if you drink Natural Mineral water, are of high quality, which will be beneficial to the blood regeneration process and you will have blood with better properties.
  • Natural Mineral Water can Boost Your Athletic Performance: People who drink mineralized water lose body fluids at a slower rate as compared to those who doesn't. This translates to a better cardiovascular performance. Hence, you will not only have more energy during your workout or exercise, but will also recover faster.
  • Mineral Water Good for Hair: The next time you wash your hair, use mineral water. Shampoo as normal with tap water, and then rinse with bottled mineral water. Try this for two weeks and you will see noticeable results.
    You will get a healthier as well as shinier hair, or you can spray your hair with mineral water or mix it in your favorite hair spray, before you blow dry the hair.
  • Prevent Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Memory Loss: Drinking a liter of natural mineral water, silicon, every day can reduce the cognitive decline in Alzheimer's memory loss.
  • Better Hydrating Effect: Drinking natural mineral water (as compared to tap water), showed a better skin hydrating effect, So keep the body hydrated and drink at least 8 glasses of water, drink even more.
    Now you know why you should stay hydrated and why drinking lots of water will keep you healthy.
    However, remember that not all bottled mineral waters are the same. They came from several sources, will not taste the same and have different mineral contents. So before buying any bottled Natural mineral water, please read the label for its sources and ingredients. Choosing the right brand, ORIGIN, will give you the right health benefits of mineral water.



Stay hydrated and enjoy.

  • Our Natural Mineral water contains the following minerals that are beneficial to your health beside to the above listed advantages:
    • Magnesium: Helps strengthen the immune system, relax the body and muscles, and lower blood pressure.
    • Chloride and Bicarbonates: Helps balance the digestive system
    • Iron: Helps deliver oxygen to the blood system
    • Sulfate: Cleansing and detoxify the body.
    • Calcium: Strengthens bones and teeth.
  • The minerals present in Origin natural mineral water like sodium, calcium, magnesium and iron are very important for the general health of your body.
  • Drinking Origin natural mineral water is the best way to ensure daily intake of these minerals.
  • Origin natural mineral water has zero calories and it helps in digestion. It regulates your body temperature, re-energizes your body and carries the electrolytes that aid your body in growth.
  • Water is the most fundamental nutrient to the human body and generally forms between 60 - 75% of your body mass. Nearly every bodily function and cellular action requires water, and thus it is essential for your body's well-being.
  • In order to be used by your body, most foods need to be broken down into simpler substances, a chemical reaction that requires water. In addition, it is water that carries the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients contained in the food to the cells in your body.
  • Given the need for water in all of your body's functions, is it any wonder that Origin water is an essential part of a healthy diet?



Amount in (mg/l)

Health benefit


Calcium (Ca)


Healthy muscles, bones and teeth




Transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.


Potassium (K)


Helps relieve stroke, blood pressure, heart and kidney disorders, anxiety and stress, enhances muscle strength, metabolism, water balance, electrolytic functions, and nervous system.


Bicarbonates (HCO3)


Necessary for digestion. When ingested, for example, with mineral water, it helps buffer lactic acid generated during exercise and also reduces the acidity of dietary components. It has a prevention effect on dental cavities.


Sulphates (SO4)


Contributes to healthy gastrointestinal, biliary, and digestive function.


Sodium (Na)


Partially responsible for nerve functions. Blood serum contains 3.3 g/L sodium.  It regulates extra cellular fluids, acid-base balance and membrane potential, partially together with potassium.


Fluoride (F)


Fluoride is very helpful in preventing cavities and making teeth stronger.


Chloride (CI)


Promotes pH Balance of blood. As one of the mineral electrolytes, chloride works closely with sodium and water to help the distribution of body fluids.




ORIGIN optimum alkaline properties provide a perfect blend of non-acidic balance to the body.  Disease cannot live in an Alkaline environment!




The human body's pH is probably one of the most important elements affecting one's health status and body function.


  • Water helps regulate your body temprature, especially while exercisng.
  • Water Helps Cusion your joints and helps muscle metabolism.
  • Water helps to remove impurities from your body and helps carry nutrients, oxygen and glucose to your cells to give you energy.


  • Drinking water helps moisterize your skin from the inside out, maintaining elasticity and suppleness and helping to prevent dryness.
  • Water aids in digestion and helps in the proper functions of your kidneys, urinary tract and your intestine.

Water is the essence of Life. It cleans, comfort, heals. Every system in your body depends on it. The purity of Origin Water makes it a natural choice for those who want the Best for their Health!



Our Address

ORIGIN Investments PLC.
Alemgena, Butajira Road,
21 km from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Telphone Lines
phone-contact (+251) 11 387 1281
phone-contact (+251) 11 387 1282
phone-contact (+251) 11 387 1280
phone-contact (+251) 11 387 0352

FAX Number
fax-contact (+251) 115-515198

E-mail Adresses
email-contact info@originethiopia.com
email-contact sales@originethiopia.com
email-contact production@originethiopia.com
email-contact qc@originethiopia.com