About Us   

Background to RDSF Plc 

  • Starting from humble beginnings in 1976, RDSF Plc. has steadily grown in stature and now has the production capacity of 1000 pairs per day. This consists of men's and boy's cement lasted shoes and boots. With the abundance of local leathers, the products are 100% pure leather uppers and linings. In addition, genuine hand-stitched moccasins are a specialty, and 1200 pairs per day can be made if required.
  • In-house production of single, two color TR and PU soles makes RDSF Plc extremely dependable for meeting orders.  

 

 

 

 How to Start  

We would be happy to send you shoe samples and material swatches of our product ranges. If you are already focusing on a specific niche market send us a sample, we can then offer our interpretation and price for evaluation.

  • Regarding materials, again we would be happy to develop a new finish or add new colours to the existing range, however.
  • Please note that all usual finishes are available from the local tanneries. Please send a cutting so we may match your requirements exactly.

 

Management Team

  • W/o Fantaye Tassew - General Manager
  • Ato Gezachew Negash - Deputy General Mgr.
  • Ato Yared Gezachew – Commercial Manager .
  • Ato Gedlu Kebede – Production Supervisor.
  • Mr. Paul Tierney - Technical & Production Mgr.
  • Ato Amanual Endale - Designer

 

 

 Exports so far   

  • RDSF Plc. Has been exporting finished shoes and producing leather uppers for such well known names such as Clarks of England and several of the mainstream wholesalers in the UK . Similarly, leather shoes have been exported to Denmark , Greece , Czech Republic , etc.
  • The latest exports to the UK were through agents to two of the top wholesalers in England . New development work is in progress to continue new designs.  

 

 

 

Strengths

  • A good product
  • A well equipped factory
  • Motivated staff
  • Experienced staff
  • Quality conscious staff
  • A will to succeed
  • Availability of good leather
  • Ability to produce at short notice

  

Plant and Equipment 

  • The factory is equipped with modern machinery, The cutting department has swing beam presses and a traveling head press for insoles etc. The pre-closing section has bell knife skivers, foil stamping and embossing machines.
  • The stitching department has predominantly Pfaff sewing machines with Italian specialist machines for ornamental stitching and upper forming etc.
  • The lasting and finishing departments have Italian machinery, two machine lasting by Cerim and ancillary machines of various pedigrees.
  • The moulding section has one and two color Italian machines for TR and PVC injection moulding of soles.
  • PU Italian Machine for moulding international standard soles.

 

Materials Used at RDSF Plc.  

  • Upper Leathers
  • Full grain hides 
  • Nu-Buck hides
  • Suede hides
  • Corrected grain hides
  • Embossed hides
  • Goat skins
  • Sheep skins

 Linings 

  • Cow grain lining
  • Cow snuffed lining
  • Split cow linings
  • Goat grain / snuffed
  • Sheep grain / snuffed
  • Genuine Cambrelle

 

 

our products

The factory is equipped with modern machinery, The cutting department has swing beam presses and a traveling head press for insoles etc. The pre-closing section has bell knife skivers, foil stamping and embossing machines.

  • The stitching department has predominantly Pfaff sewing machines
  • The lasting and finishing departments have Italian machinery,two
  • machine lasting by Cerim and ancillary machines of various pedigrees.
  • PU Italian Machine for moulding international standard soles.

contact us

Ras Dashen Shoe Factory Plc.

Striving to Serve

Contact Person :Mr. Gezachew Negash, Deputy General Manager

Mr. Yared Gezachew, Commercial Manager

P.O. Box 22723 , Addis Ababa , Ethiopia .

Tel.. # - 251-011-6-293167 or # - 251-011-6-293380

Fax # 251-11 -6- 293-449 / 294162

E-mail|: rasdashen@ethionet.et