In 2013, Geldof decided to get involved in the winery, hoping to see the factory expand and provide additional employment.
In 2013, Geldof decided to get involved in the winery, hoping to see the factory expand and provide additional employment.

Bell Flow Systems has recently supplied a stainless steel turbine meter to Awash Winery in Ethiopia. Not only is this winery the largest in the country, but it is also part owned by a UK equity firm chaired by Sir Bob Geldof.

Awash currently bottles seven million litres of wine annually. It plans to boost production under 12 brands, including Axumite, Awash and Gouder.

In 2013, Geldof decided to get involved in the winery, hoping to see the factory expand and provide additional employment. The transfer in technology and skills, he said, helps development in Ethiopia.

The turbine meter is the second unit to be installed. It features a high +/-1% accuracy and is constructed from stainless steel. As standard, meters have a four year battery life and have a choice of 4-20mA signal, pulse outputs and programmable alarms.