NDIMA TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
Ndima was commissioned on 29th September 1981. It is among the 67 factories managed by KTDA Ltd. It is situated approximately 49 km south of the Equator. Longitude 37o East of Equator. It’s on the southern slopes of Mt.Kenya and 5 km away from the Mt.Kenya Forest.
It is located 135 km from Nairobi city. The factory is accessed by all weather roads 3 km from the Karatina – Kerugoya tarmac road. The area is traversed by two all
Season Rivers; Kururu and Ruamuthambi and has a relatively warm weather other than the cold months of July and August
Ndima Factory has passed certification of ISO, Fair trade and Rain Forest Alliance.
|Peter Mwangi Wahome- Chairman||Osbert Mwangi Kariuki - Vice Chairman||Nicholas Mahihu Muriithi|
|Peterson Waweru Thinwa||Esther Wanjiru Maina||Jeffithah N. Karua- Board Member|
|Josphat Michoma- Regional Manager||Robert Githinji Njagi|
Physical Address: Off Karatina/ Kerugoya Road.
Telephone: 020 2342911| 0733 910926
KANGAITA TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
The factory was built in 1965, with the foundation stone laid by Hon. Bruce McKenzie, D.S.O. D.F.O. MP. the then minister for agriculture on 14th January 1965. Hon. T.J. Mboya, the then minister for economic planning and development, commissioned it on 22nd February 1966.
Kenya Tea Development Authority (which became Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd after privatization in 2000), took over management of the Factory from George Williamson Ltd in 1977.
The Factory is located on the southern slopes of Mount Kenya, neighboring Mount Kenya forest. The snow caped peak of Mt Kenya is clearly visible from many areas within the factory catchment. It’s on a relatively high altitude of 2036M above sea level approximately ½° S of the equator and approximately along the 37.3°E longitude.
It’s situated between Rundu and Mukengeria rivers which serve the Ndia community. The Factory receives clean unpolluted water tapped from Mukengeria River. The soils are deep well drained brown to dark brown Nitrosols and Andsols with acidic humid top soils.
The Factory is in Kerugoya- Kutus constituency of Kirinyaga County. It is only 12Kms to the north of Kerugoya town and 142 Kms from the capital city, Nairobi, on an all – weather tarmac road off Kerugoya – Kagumo Road.
Kangaita Factory sells the following grades of tea:
Black CTC: BP1, PF1, PB, DUST 1, FANNINGS 1, DUST
Black Orthodox: – OP, BOPF, P, FOP, OF
Green Orthodox: – BOP1, BOP, FP,F1, D1
Green CTC:- BP, BP1,PF1,PD,DUST
Specialty Teas: White tea, Purple tea, Hand rolled premium, Machine rolled premium
|David Wachira Githinji- Chairman||Peter W. Ndinwa- Vice Chairman||Peter Mwai Migwi|
|Peter Mwai Njeru||Rhoda Wanjira Kinyua||Thomas Murithi Ndambiri|
|Nicasios Mwai Muriithi||Jeffithah Karua- Board Member|
Telephone contacts: +254 020-2342908 | +254 720 960 274
MUNUNGA TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
Mununga Tea Factory is located in Kirinyaga County, Kirinyaga West District, Mukure Location 7 Kms from Kerugoya Town and 135 Kms North east of Nairobi city. Its Altitude is Between 1500 – 2200 metres above sea level. Its latitude is -0.46o south of equator and latitude 37.218o east.
The Factory was commissioned in 1993 with a capacity to process 15million Kgs of green leaf. The Factory is built on an estimated area of 12.6 Hectares of land.
Over the years, the production has exceeded this capacity with a record of 24,773,032Kgs achieved in 20013/14. The factory has also been expanded to accommodate this green leaf increase.
The Factory Manufactures Black CTC made tea.The tea grades sold are mainly: BPI, PFI, PD, DI, TMF, FI, DUST.
The factory has a total number of 8,642 growers and is under tea acre range of 1638.9 hectares with an estimated number of 14,112,474 tea bushes. It has 47 buying centres
|Francis Muriithi Mugo- Chairman||Isaiah Munene- Vice Chairman||Gerald Munene Mugo|
|John Muriuki Migwih||Patrick Karimi Muthii||Immaculate W. Njogu|
|Jeffitha N. Karua- Board Member|
Telephone: 0728 458746 | 0734 571197
Postal address: 955-10300 KERUGOYA
KIMUNYE TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
Kimunye Tea Factory is one of the 67 factories managed by Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd. Its current designed capacity is 18 million kilos of green leaf. Its construction was done between the years 1975 to 1979 when it was commissioned. The factory occupies an area approximately 12 Ha of land.
It serves 8,500 growers in 44 collection centers all coded. The area under tea is 1508.35 Ha. Most growers own less than one acre of land under tea. Clones of tea grown in the catchments are 6/8, 31/8, 12/2, BB35 & 303/557.
Kimunye Tea factory falls within KTDA administrative Region 3 and is situated in Gichugu Division, Kirinyaga County in Central Province approximately 154 km from Nairobi city and 18 km from Kerugoya Town. Its location is 0º 25’31.9’’ South of the equator and 37 18’ 32.2” East of the Meridian at a height of 1820M above sea level.
The nearest and greatest natural features are the Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kenya forest. The factory is also served by two rivers namely Kiringa and Thiba rivers. The climate is cool with a maximum temperature of 28º C, minimum 15º C. Cumulative rainfall is over 2000mm per year. Soils are volcanic and slightly acidic with a pH of 5-6.
The Rain Forest Alliance certification is administered by the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN). The standard is based on a practical and stringent standard for certifying farms based on 10 universal principles of sustainable agriculture which are built on the three pillars of environment, economy and social justice.
Kimunye Tea Factory complies with ESP’s code for producers regarding conditions of work and observance of labor laws, among other requirements.
ISO 22000:2005 is a standard that caters for the planning and realization of safe food products. It entails Pre-Requisite Programs (PRPs) namely HACCP, Traceability, Control of Non-conforming Products and Continual improvement. Kimunye is ISO 9001:2008 certified
Kimunye small holder farmers under the guidance of KTDA’s professional staff have over the years planted high quality tea bushes on the country’s lush green highlands. Kimunye has consistently advised farmers to pluck the best highlands. Kimunye has consistently advised farmers to pluck the best ‘two leaves and a bud’ to create the world’s finest and distinctive tea. The two leaves and a bud are flush, tender, succulent and fresh, thus guaranteeing freshness in every cup. This is the quality that Kimunye is renowned for globally.
Kimunye produces Black CTC (Cut, Tear & Curl) teas. It manufactures and sells the following tea grades:
Broken Pekoe 1 (BP1) – This grade forms about 13% - 15% of the total manufacture. It has the largest size of ‘grain’ particles and it produces liquors that are a bit light in body but with encouraging flavoring characteristics such as briskness.
Pekoe Fanning 1 (PF1) – This grade forms the bulk of the manufacture at about 55% - 60% of the manufacture. PF1 is black and grainy with particles slightly smaller in size than those of the BP1 grade.
Pekoe Dust (PD) – This grade forms 15% - 20% of the manufacture and is often black and finer than the PF1. It produces thick liquors.
Dust 1 (D1) – This grade is made up of the smallest particles and forms about 6% - 8% of the total production.
Fanning 1 (F1) – This is a mixture of traces of black tea and large amounts of small cut fibers often sifted out of the primary grades. F1 forms about 1.5% - 2% of the production and is quite useful in tea bags due to its quick brewing, strong flavour and good colour.
Dust (D) – This is made up of tiny bits of broken leaf and is often used to brew strong tea in tea bags. It comprises about 0.3% - 0.5% of production
Kimunye has been able to be recognized as producing quality made tea sold in Mombasa auction by East Africa Tea Trade Association and Tea Board of Kenya for the last four years.
|James G. Gutu- Vice Chairman||Samuel K. Muriithi||Esther Njoki Kabiru|
|Joseph Gitari Nyaga||Thomas Wachira Njuu||Jeffithah N. Karua- Board Member|
Telephone: 0710-133-445 | 020-2342910
THUMAITA TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
The factory is located in Karumandi location,Gichugu Division,Kirinyaga County. It is on Latitude & longitude :0 22South of Equator & 370 23'East. Distance from Nairobi:138 km. The factory was built and commissioned on 17th, November 1975
Thumaita Tea Factory Company Ltd has 11,500 registered Small scale Growers who are shareholders of the company. The area under tea is 1,733.40 ha. Thumaita has a 11,412 growers. It has 12,656,843 under tea.
It is 18Km off the major Embu-Kerugoya highway. Feeder roads:Thumaita-Kianyaga,Kibai-Kavote
The factory lies at the foot of Mt.Kenya between Thiba and Kamweti rivers and it is 5km from Kamweti forest edge. Also the catchment has ridges, hills, rivers, etc.
Annual average rainfall :1200-1800mm per annum, with humidity of 72°F-76°F. It is located on an altitude of 5500ft above sea level. The area has red volcanic soils.
Type of clones, planted; Prevalent clones of tea grown :31/8, 6/8, 303/577, TN14. Thumaita sells the following grades of tea: BPI, PFI, PD, DI, DUST, FI, TMF
|Elias Njeru Juda- Chairman||John Njora Kega- Vice Chairman||Jackan Gitari Ireri|
|James A. Muriithi||James Gachoki Njoka||James Bundi Kagai|
|Evelyn Wangechi Kimani||Jeffithah N. Karua|
Telephone: 020 2342909 | 0722 555028
KATHANGARIRI TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
The Factory is situated in Nguviu sub-Location, Nginda Location, Manyatta division of Embu District in Eastern province. It lies 16km from Embu town. The factory lies 0.5º South of Equator and 37º East of Greenwich. The factory falls under high altitude areas below Mt Kenya forest and is 1825 metres above sea level. The factory is approximately 157 km from Nairobi towards North Eastern of the country.
The construction of the Factory started in 1999 and was completed in July 2002. It started processing tea in December 2002. It is one of the three factories in Embu District, and among 8 Factories in KTDA region 3. The factory was officially opened by His Excellency Hon Mwai Kibaki C.G.H. MP President and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kenya on 24th October 2004.
The factory has two processing lines with a design capacity of 10 million kgs green leaf per year. However, it has provision for expansion to three lines or 15 million kgs. The highest crop ever processed in a year was 14,933,815 kgs in 2013/2014.
The Registered number of active growers is 8,045. The acreage under tea is 1190.60 hectares. These figures are set to increase as there is a potential area covering 1672 hectares. The total distance covered within the whole catchment is around 151 kms with the furthest tea buying centre being 12 kms.The breed grown is clonal teas of assamica variety. Some of these clones include 6/8, 31/8, 15/10 and other mixed clones.
The factory can be accessed from Embu through the following roads: Embu – Kibugu market - Kathangariri (partly gravelled), Embu – Kangaru - Mukangu - Kathangariri. (gravelled), Embu – Manyatta market - Kairuri Market -Kathangariri (gravelled)
Mt.Kenya is the main natural feature in the area. However the area is drained by many rivers such as Ruvingazi, Nyanjara, Kii, Thambana and Kapingazi all of which drain to river Tana.The environment around the factory is depicted by cool wet climate. Temperatures are moderate ranging from 14 C to 25 C. The average annual rainfall of received is 1800mm per annum. The catchment has deep volcanic soils of the Nitosol type.
The Factory is best known for: making the high quality Made tea in the region and has remained in the top ten positions in market ranking among all KTDA managed factories.
Kathangariri Tea factory is ISO 9001:2008, ISO22000:2005 and Rainforest Alliance certified.
|Lawrence M. Njeru- Chairman||John M. Njeru- Vice Chairman||Johnson C. Mwaniki|
|Abiud Mugo Eston||Harrison Mwaniki Njeru||James M. Mugo|
|Phyllis Ruguru Munyi|
Postal Address: P.O BOX 420(60100) –EMBU
Telephone: 020 2164015 | 0725-161507
RUKURIRI TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
The factory was built in 1984, and was commissioned for operations on 19.03.1984. It was commissioned on 26th June 1992 by H.E. the president Daniel T.A. Moi.
Kenya Tea Development Authority (which became Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd after privatisation in July 2000)has been managing the factory since inception.
The Factory has the following Global Certifications:
ISO 9001 – 2008(QMS), ISO 22000:2005 (FSMS), Fair trade, Rain Forest Alliance, Ethical Tea Partnership, Energy Management awards, Kaizen
The Factory is Located in Embu East District, Runyenjes Division, Kyeni North Location, Rukuriri Sub-location. The factory is 6Km off the Embu-Meru highway.
½° Latitude South and 37½° East Longitude, and approximately 80Kms South of the equator, and on the South Eastern slopes of Mount Kenya. It is 182 KMs East of Nairobi..
Rukuriri sells the following types of tea: Black CTC, PF1, BP1, PD, D1, DUST,FI
|Michael M. Njeru- Chairman||Francis N.Kimotho- Vice Chairman||Joshua M. Kanake|
|Peter Njagi Hudson||Alex Muriithi Njeru||Caroline Muthoni Mbae|
|Duncan Njagi Njoroge|
Telephone: 020 2342906 | 0790 839 998