IPDC’s subsidiary Industrial Projects Service /IPS/ holds a workshop with key stakeholders
Industrial projects service, whose operations in industrial projects consulting, training and
research span over 40 years, has held a workshop with relevant stakeholders of the
manufacturing industry to unveil its recently implemented reformative measures and discuss
ways forward. A subsidiary of the Industrial Parks Development Corporation /IPDC/, IPS is a
pioneer firm that specializes in consultancy works specifically for the manufacturing industry.
In its 40 years of operation, the Industrial Projects Service, IPS, has completed over 600
engineering projects with the most notable ones being the establishments of Mugher Cement,
Hawassa and Bahir Dar textile factories, I PDC’s industrial parks, railway corporation, Sugar
Corporation. “Since the past five years, the IPS has become a subsidiary organization to the
IPDC to lend its services to various industrial projects” said, Fitsum Ketema, Chief of Staff and
transformative head at IPDC.
Despite its accomplishments, the consulting firm hasn’t been able to transition its services to
world-class standards. This issue hasn’t gone unnoticed and IPS’s parent organization, the IPDC,
has initiated 9 reform pillars. Speaking at the commencement of the workshop, the CEO of IPS’s
parent organization, IPDC, Aklilu Tadesse, said “Through these reforms, the IPDC aspires to
make IPS one of the top consulting firms in Africa.”

To this end, the IPDC has commenced the reform with the primary focus being renovating the
human resource aspect of the consulting firm. As such, the IPS is now being staffed with
experienced and competent personnel. Another reformative measure is diversifying the service
portfolio and scope of the IPS. This measure will help the consulting firm to be more competitive
on a continental level and provide its services to other African countries. “These reform pillars
are aligned with the objectives of SDG 2030,” highlighted Aklilu.
Industrial Projects Service, is a consulting firm that was inaugurated in 1982 with the aim of
facilitating industrialization endeavors in Ethiopia by rendering a top-notch consultancy service
to its clients. Besides consulting, the IPS mainly focuses on conducting feasibility studies and researching and providing viable governance schemes and organizational frameworks to publicly

owned companies and other entities within the manufacturing sector. It also makes sure that
these public investments are well-managed and profitable after commencing operations.

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