MOMUL TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
Momul Tea Factory Co. Ltd is one of the 66 factories managed by KTDA Ltd that serves the small scale holder tea sub sector. It is located in Kapkitony Village, Kiptome Location, Kabianga Division, Kericho West District in Kericho County, Kenya.
The factory was commissioned in December 2002. It started as a two line factory with an annual capacity of 10 million Kgs of green leaf. Within the first 2 years of operation, the factory received crop twice its capacity. This led to the expansion of the factory to a 15 million Kgs of green leaf capacity. The third line became fully operational in December 2006 and is able to process up to 20 million green leaf per year.
The factory processes 16,200 growers with over 2,796 Hectares of land under tea. Average farm size is 1.5 Acres. The factory runs 63 buying centers - Each Buying Center has a list of registered farmers. Buying centres are points where farmers deliver leaf for “Sale” to the factory. The factory Lorries then collect green leaf from the buying center and deliver to the factory for processing. Average Production per bush is 0.80Kg per year. Census- Total of 30,762,787 bushes.
The catchment area is divided into six Administrative Tea Zones. Each zone has a TESA (Tea Extension Service Assistant) in charge of extension services and a director elected by the farmers, who is a member of the Momul Tea Factory Board. Each Zone has an average of 8 to 13 buying centres.
The company has a unique management model with the daily administration function under the Factory Unit Manager, who is also the secretary to the board. This office is responsible for implementation of the policies laid down by the board as well as coordinating the various departments.
Temperatures range between 160 C – 250 C and are perceived low moderate and favourable. The area ranges between 1216 – 2100M above sea level. The area is found to be a bit high and therefore colder.
Rainfall ranges between 1000MM – 2200MM annually. The rain is received in two seasons i.e. long and short rains in the months of March and April and October to November respectively. It’s well distributed within the catchment and the year. The rain is enough and reliable to support Agricultural Activities in the area condusively.
Momul catchment is found in a region where volcanic eruptions had occurred hence origin of volcanic soil types. The soils can be classified as latosols i.e dark red clay loam and in other areas black Cotton soils. These soils are rich in plant nutrients and can accommodate productively varied kind of Agricultural crops due to being rich in availability of nutrients and good water holding capacities.
The company is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 22000:2005 certified. The main market outlets are through Mombasa Auction (72.9%), Factory Door Sales (1%) and Direct Sales overseas (21%). The main Buyers are Lipton, Taylor’s of Harrogate, Chai Trading, Vanrees UK, Mombasa Coffee Ltd, Coftea Agencies Ltd, Devchand Ke sharfi (DK) Tata global beverages G.B Ltd, Habibullah Peracha Co. and Saleem Trades.
Postal Address: P.O. BOX 2032 Kericho
Telephone: 020-2342947 | 0721 634756 |0720 237318
LITEIN TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
Litein Tea Factory was founded by James Finlay and its foundation was laid on 9th April, 1965 by the then Minister of Home Affairs (Hon. Daniel T. Arap Moi). The Factory was commissioned a year later by the then Vice President (Hon. Oginga Odinga) in 11th March, 1966 with a design capacity of 5 million kilograms annually. The factory has since been expanded to the current capacity of 15 million kilograms.
Tea was first grown in the catchment in 1948 but most of the farms were established in later years around 1964. Types of clones grown include - TN 14/3, 31/8, SFS/150, 6/8, 303/577, BB35, S15/10, PMC 51, 301/4 and 301/5. The Factory serves 8,849 Tea growers who double as the company’s shareholders. The total tea bushes in the factory’s catchment are 13,740,056 as per the 2014/15 tea census report.
KTDA took over the management of Litein Tea Factory in 1976 as one of its managed factories falling within KTDA administrative function of Region V. the first manager under KTDA management was Mr. Kenduiywo. As one of the KTDA managed Factory Company, the Factory’s Vision is to be the leading producer of high quality tea and safe tea products and services in the world.
The Factory’s Mission is to provide efficient and effective management services to the smallholder tea farmers in production, leaf collection and processing of high quality and safe teas for the benefit of the shareholders and other stakeholders. Litein is in Kericho County, Bureti sub - county, and Litein Location. The factory is situated 32 Km from Kericho town off the Kericho – Kisii highway, 267 Kilometers West of Nairobi through Narok – Bomet route and 294 kilometers through Nakuru – Kericho route. Geographically the factory lies between 0º and 1º south latitude and 0º and 35 º east longitudes.
Some of the natural features are forests (Mau), Rivers, Short and Long rainfalls. The main rivers are Chemosit and Kipsonoi rivers. The area Climate is Bimodal Rainfall and receives Short rains in August to November. Long rains are received in March to May. The Factory’s’ tea catchment’s altitude ranges between 1950 to 2200 meters above sea level. The quality of our products and services reflects the power and heritage of Litein Factory —the pride we take in what we do and what we make possible. We are passionate about people, process, and product and service excellence.
The factory is determined to serve customers through innovation, continuous improvement, an intense focus on customer needs and a dedication to meet those needs with a sense of urgency. Excellence is not only a value; it is a discipline and a means for making the world a better place.The Red Volcanic soils, conducive weather patterns, well distributed rainfall all year round coupled with good manufacturing practices, combine to form a unique feature contributing to special unique characteristics in Litein teas. Hence Litein teas are naturally colourly and creamy with special Mellow and flavoury Aroma.
The Factory produces 97.5 % of primary grades and 2.5 % of secondary grades. The primary grades produced are distributed into five different particle sizes and graded as;
BP1 – Broken Pekoe one
PF1 – Pekoe Fannings one
PD – Pekoe Dust
D1 – Dust One
Whereas the secondary grades are graded as;
F1 – Fannings one and
|Richard Rono- Chairman||Philip Ngetich- Board Member||Kennedy Ngetich|
|Richard Langat||Wilson K. Langat||G.K Godana|
|Nancy C. Langat||Livingstone Kipngetich Sigei||William Bekyibei Langat|
Physical address – Box 40 – 20210, Litein
Telephone number – 05254402/0202342948/0726 277132
CHELAL TEA FACTORY COMPANY
Chelal Tea Factory is one of the modern factories amongst the 67 factories Managed by K.T.D.A Ltd that serves the small scale holder tea sub sector.
Chelal Tea Factory is a satellite of Litein Tea Factory Co. Ltd. Its inception was to:-
• Reduce congestion at Litein Tea Factory.
• Reduce long distance transportation of green leaf.
• Handle increasing tea production due to tea farm expansion and improved tea husbandry within its catchment.
• Improve and encourage uninterrupted and continued plucking by growers within concerned tea growing areas.
• Reduce en-route green leaf losses due to shortened haulage distances thus enhancing overall quality and prices of made tea.
• Create employment opportunities.
• Improve rural trade, social amenities and other utilities that accompany tea factory development among other factors.
It was also meant to increase the total KTDA Ltd managed factories’ tea processing capacity, to boost the country’s Gross National Product (GNP) and to improve farmers’ income thus alleviating rural poverty.
Construction of Chelal Tea Factory started on 7th December 2007 and was commissioned on 1st April 2011. The factory is a two line factory with a provision for a third line and an annual crushing capacity of 10 million Kgs of green leaf.
The factory is located in Kisiara location, Roret sub location, Roret division of Bureti district in Rift Valley province and it is about 300km from Nairobi. The factory is along Ngoina- Nyamira road, about 17 km from Litein Tea Factory and 27 km from Kericho town which is the county headquarters.
The factory is built on a 12.5 acre plot and is surrounded by farmers who also practice other agricultural activities apart from tea growing though on a small scale. The factory catchment currently has a total of 6,743 registered tea growers.
The main clones of tea (camellia sinensis) grown are: - TN 14/3, 31/8, SFS 150, 6/8, 303/577, BB35, S15/10, BMC 51, 301/4/5 among other clones.
The mean annual temperature is about 18°C and the area receives rainfall all year round. The long rains usually occur between months of March and May and the shorter rains from August to October. Temperature ranges between 10°C - 30°C and is favorable for tea farming. The annual mean rainfall ranges between 1000 – 2200mm.
Topography is undulating but gives way to some flatter terrain. Soils are mainly red volcanic loam and generally fertile. These soils are rich in plant nutrients and are quite favorable for production of various kinds of crops because of its fertility content and good water holding capacity.
The factory is headed by a board of 6 directors who are elected by the share holders. They oversee the implementation of the corporate business policy.
The factory management is headed by a Factory Unit Manager assisted by other line managers.
There are four departments namely, Production whose functions include manufacturing and factory operations, Field Services whose functions includes leaf collection and tea extension services, ICT which is specifically concern with information, communication and technology functions and Accounting whose main function is the preparation of management and financial accounting information among other duties.
Telephone: 0723 207910
MUNGANIA TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
The factory was built in 1972 and commissioned on 6th February 1973 for manufacture of Green tea. By then it was managed by a Japanese company known as Kenya Maruzen. Due to limited green tea market in the world, it became uneconomical for the production of the same. In 1979, the green tea production was stopped and Kenya Maruzen sold the factory to the then Kenya Tea Development Authority, on behalf of the tea farmers in the area. The factory was converted from green tea processing to black tea manufacture and re-commissioned for black tea manufacture in 1980.
The factory is located on the South Eastern Slopes of Mt. Kenya, Eastern Province, Embu County, Runyenjes Sub-County, Kagaari Location, Kianjokoma Sub location, Kiandong’o Village. It is 20 kilometres from Embu town the County Headquarters and 152 kilometres from Nairobi the capital city of Kenya. It is 25 minutes south of Equator and 370 23 minutes West; 1600m above sea level. It is served by a 12 km tarmac road off Embu – Meru highway
The factory catchments lie on the slopes of Mt. Kenya about 2000 meters above sea level with a cool climate with temperatures ranging from 14 to 18 celcius and well spread rainfall.
The factory serves 9,024 small-scale tea growers of Embu community with a total hectarage of 1671.1 Ha
The factory specialises in manufacture of Black CTC teas.
The factory is certified to;
1. ISO 9001:2008
2. ISO 22000: 2005
3. Rain Forest Alliance
|Julius N. Mnthungu- Chairman||Mbogori Njeru- Vice Chairman||Isaiah Nyaga George|
|Rosemary Njoki Njeru||Samuel John Njagi||James Kinyua Njeru|
|Samuel Muriithi Ireri|
Postal Address: P O BOX 927 60100 - EMBU
Telephone: + 254 020 2342907 | 0733 090580 | 0722 787087
KAPKATET TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
The factory was inaugurated in 1991 and commissioned in 1993 to manufacture black C.T.C tea. The factory is situated 41 km from Kericho along Kisii highway and distance from Nairobi 296 km to the west. The factory is in Bureti District, Kapkatet Division, Kapktet location.
The company's vision is to be one of the leading producers of high quality tea products in the KTDA West of Rift region. Its mission To provide efficient and effective services to the smallholder tea farmers in production, leaf collection and processing of high quality teas for the benefit of the shareholders and other stakeholders.
It is found between two rivers; Kipsonoi River to the south and Chemosit River to the north. It is within the following electral areas: Kapkatet, Techoget , Tebesonik ,Cheborgei, cheplanget and Chemagel with each area represented by a member who sits in the board of directors of the company Kapkatet tea factory being one of the KTDA managed tea factory is committed to KTDA corporate quality policy, vision, mission and core values. In line with that it has established its own vision, mission and core values. Kapkatet produces made black CTC tea as its only final product.
Kapkatet has an organizational structure that clearly defines the duties, responsibilities and associated authorities. The top management is however charged with directing the day to day activities of the organizations.
This Integrated management system manual describes the company operations covered in the integrated management system.
The scope of the quality management systems is; “Provision of Agricultural services, Collection of Green Leaf, Processing, Packing and Dispatch of Made Black CTC Tea’’
The scope of the food safety management system is from the; ‘’ Reception of green leaf at the factory, Processing, Packing and Dispatch of Made Black CTC Tea.’’
Postal address: P.O Box 248- 20210 Litein
Telephone: 020 23429419 | 0718 563284
MOGOGOSIEK TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
Mogogosiek Tea Factory Co. Ltd falls within KTDA administration Region 5 and is located in Mogogosiek Location, Mogogosiek Division of Konoin Sub-County, Bomet County. It is situated 13 km from Litein town and 330 Km from Nairobi.
The factory was commissioned in 1984 to manufacture C.T.C tea with an annual installed processing capacity of 8, 000, 000 kgs green leaf. The capacity has been enhanced and is currently averages at 26, 000, 000 kgs annually.
Increase in crop production and to cater for the wide catchment, a satellite factory, Kobel was commissioned in 2010 and is now operational.
Mogogosiek Tea Factory catchments experiences equatorial kind of climate which is generally warm. The maximum amount of rainfall received ranges from 1600 mm to 1800mm p.a. The area has red volcanic soils that are deep and well drained of PH range 4-6.5.
Mogogosiek Tea Factory Company is committed to production of high quality and safe Made Black Tea that conforms to Kenya Bureau of standards, customer requirements, relevant Statutory and regulatory requirements, food safety standards and the integrated ISO 9001/22000 requirements.
The management is committed to maintaining adequate external communication on food safety matters relevant to other organizations in the food chain and as well as maintaining adequate internal communication.
|David Bett||John Mitei||Joshua Cheruiyot|
|Samson Mosonik Menjo||Rosemary Koros||G. K. Godana|
|Samuel Tonui||John Kering||Julius K. Tuei|
Telephone: 0713 798022
KOBEL TEA FACTORY PROFILE
Kobel Tea Factory construction was necessitated by the high production in the mother Factory Mogogosiek Tea Factory Company Limited. The acquisition of land was done in August 2004 and construction started in the year 2007.The factory was completed and trial runs started on August 3 2009.
The trials were done up to January 2010 when the factory was found to operate to its capacity with tea consultants, dealers and brokers accepting the product to be competitive with the established marks in the country. Factory serves small scale farmers with an average tea bush area of 0.22 Hectare.
Kobel Tea Factory is located in the Mau highlands in Kenya west of Great Rift Valley. The growing zone is on modified equatorial climate and in particular the factory lies at 35.30 east of green which meridian and 0.700 South of equator. The factory stands at 2160 meters above the sea level and the farms stand at equal radius round the factory.
The catchment is drained by innumerable streams which join to form two major rivers Kiptungit and Kipsonoi which drain the area and feed Lake Victoria. The area is cool and wet throughout the year giving uniform growth and quality.
The Factory is situated in Cheptalal Location, Cheptalal Division, and Konoin District of Rift Valley Province. The factory catchment is well linked to major towns; Kericho is 60 km away by tarmac road and Nairobi Capital City at 300km away.
The factory has access through two routes from the Capital City of Nairobi. The route through Narok and Bomet gives one a chance to enjoy scenic features of Great Rift Valley, the Savannah Grass lands and the wheat growing areas. Maasai Mara Game Reserve is also situated along this route.
The second route is through Naivasha, Nakuru and Kericho which offers Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru and Kericho green carpet of tea field’s sceneries.
The factory share the same board with MogogosiekTea factory which is a limited company with six Board of directors elected directly by the shareholders, one nominated gender director, one board member representing zone nine and a regional manager representing managing director.
The Board formulates corporate policies governing the conduct of company business. Basic operational unit is the leaf collection centre owned by a group of growers within a locality: The daily affairs of the centre are governed by a five member committee popularly elected by the affiliated tea growers. The Factory covers three catchments areas namely: Cheptalal Zone, Koiwa Zone and Embomos Zone.
The scope of KOBEL Tea Factory Integrated Management System for ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 22000:2005 is Provision of Reception of Green Leaf, Manufacture, Packing and Dispatch of Made Black Tea.
The factory has integrated training of our farmers on sustainable agriculture practices (RA), Farmers Field Schools and Barazas. It also trains farmers on management of environmental issues for the purposes of climate change mitigation.
Telephone: 0718423498 or 0735101504 or 0722430899