Established in 1997, Beker PLC started its business importing and distributing pharmaceuticals and medical supplies throughout Ethiopia. The company quickly grew and became the leading pharmaceutical importer and distributor.

Beker derives its name from its founder and chairman Abubeker A. Ture. Beker launched its operation with just 3 employees and today, that number has grown to over 300 employees.  With all its subsidiaries, the number is above 1,500.

Pharmaceuticals in Ethiopia have always been in short supply. Modern medicine is inaccessible to an overwhelming majority. When Beker started in 1997, there were no more than ten organizations involved in pharmaceuticals. With a large population and minimal
supply, healthcare is largely inaccessible. With affordability being the main challenge, Beker sought out manufacturers abroad that produce quality medicines while minimizing costs.


  • 1997

    Mr. Abubeker A. Ture established Beker and launched operations with 3 employees.

  • 2000

    Beker signed a partnership with Bilim Pharmaceuticals.

  • 2007

    Beker headquarters moved to it’s current location in Lideta Sub City.

  • 2012

    Ture Cement Factory was constructed and started operations.

    South Agro Industry begins production of fruits.

  • 2015

    Beker head office was renovated to be what it currently is.

  • 2016

    Beker signed a partnership with Mega We care.

  • 2017

    Beker began exporting sesame seeds.

    Ture Cement expanded to the production of concrete poles.

  • 20th Anniversary

    Beker Celebrated it’s 20th anniversary in 2017.

  • 2018

    Beker started processing coffee.

  • 2019

    Beker signed a partnership with Novo Nordisk.

    Beker Can Factory started operations.

    KIS Charity Association was founded.

  • 2020

    Beker acquired Avante Water.

    Beker signed a partnership with Abbott Nutrition.

  • 2021

    Soda Chlor Alkali production begins.

    Han Plast cement bag manufacturing begins.

  • 2022

    Beker Recycling factory begins operations

    Beker signed to start the production of Coal Mining.