Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation
Geosynthetics Industrial Works PLC

Company Overview​

Geosynthetics Industrial Works PLC (GIW) was founded in 2005 through a joint venture between the former Water Works Construction Enterprise and Golden Trade Co. Located in Addis Ababa’s Akaki Kality Sub-city, Kebele 10, the factory spans 4800m², with an additional 1800m² for offices, allowing for future expansion. All machinery is state-of-the-art, producing products to international standards.


To deliver quality geosynthetic plastic products and related services which fulfill (meet) customer needs, well trained employees and using latest technology to enhance profitability and to support our country development.


To be the best producer and supplier of Geosynthetics plastic products with accessories in the East Africa in 2029

Company Background

GIW was founded with the aim of promoting efficient water resource management by conserving water, reducing wastage, and addressing the Ethiopian market’s need for high-quality geosynthetic products. These products, including plastic pipes, plastic sheeting, and various other offerings, play a vital role in protecting, collecting, delivering, and containing water resources, as well as soil protection.

By manufacturing geosynthetics locally, GIW contributes significantly to Ethiopia’s water service provision to agriculture, industry, and utilities. The company employs over 230 individuals, including managers, engineers, marketing and sales representatives, office support personnel, and manufacturing plant workers, providing expertise and high-quality products to its customers.

GIW’s adaptability to market changes and client needs has enabled it to offer a wide range of products across various sectors. The company places a strong emphasis on staff training and career progression, recognizing that its employees are the foundation of its success. GIW’s staff are available to provide technical advice on installations, and the company aims to offer turnkey installation services in the future.

Integrated Management System Policy

  • ECWCGIW is dedicated to delivering high-quality PVC-U pipes, HDPE pipes, rigid conduits, plastic sheets, and related services that meet customer and interested parties’ satisfaction, prioritizing environmental protection in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements. We achieve this by integrating ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 management systems to ensure continual improvement and maximize profit through the engagement of every employee and manager.


  • Improve product quality
  • Enhance product delivery times
  • Ensure employees are well-equipped and trained
  • Meet international standards
  • Provide cost-effective solutions tailored to each client’s needs
  • Offer technical advice and address installation queries
  • Achieve safety targets
  • Maintain ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015  certification
  • Ensure effective process management across the organization