EBEREGE TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
The Factory was constructed between 2003 and 2006 and later commissioned on October 2007 to serve small scale tea farmers within the then Kenyenya and South Gucha Districts of former Nyanza province. It was commissioned with a capacity of 10 million kgs of green leaf per annum. The green leaf intake has progressively increased from 7 million at the time of commissioning to currently 10 million.
The factory is located in Kenyenya sub-county, Kisii County, about 46 Kms from Kisii town and 15 kms off kisii-kilgoris road along Mogonga-Eberege all weather road. It is 409 kilometers to the West of Nairobi General Post Office (GPO) measured along Naivasha, Nakuru, Kericho and Kisii.
The factory process the black CTC teas which constitutes six grades four primary grades( BP1,PF1,PD,D1) and two secondary grades(F1 ,DUST) the bulk of which is sold through Mombasa auction. The factory is known for colourly and mellowing liquors with mild aromas.
Address: BOX 1495-40200 Kisii
Telephone no: 0202342930 | 0720 230921
TOMBE TEA FACTORY COMPANY PROFILE
The factory was commissioned in 1982 to manufacture black C.T.C. tea with an annual installed processing capacity of 8 million Kgs green leaf. To date the capacity has been enhanced and is currently at 15 million Kgs annually. Processing capacity has been enhanced through modernization to cater for the improved green leaf production. Currently, the factory is serving 24,096 small scale growers. Natural black tea with no additives / chemicals.
The mode of tea processing in the factory is C.T.C. (Cut, Tear and Curl), which realizes four primary grades and three secondary grades namely:
Primary grades include ;Broken Pekoe (BP1), Pekoe Fanning 1 (PF1), Pekoe Dust (PD) and Dust Secondary grades :Fanning 1 (F1) , Dust (D) and Broken Mixed Fanning (BMF)
The tea processed at Tombe factory is marketed through the following channels: - Mombasa Auction 82.73% , Direct Sales Over Seas11.48% , Direct Sales Local 1.61% ,
Factory Door Sales 1.49% , KETEPA 2.68%.
Tombe Tea Factory falls within KTDA Administrative Region VI and is located in Tombe Market, Bonyamondo sub-location, Manga divison, Manga District in Nyamira County. It is some 370 Kms from Nairobi. It is accessed through Kisii Magombo road. It is between coordinates 340 52.511’E,00 39.316’s at an altitude of 2017 meters above sea level.
|Wilfred Nyakundi- Chairman||David Michieka - Vice Chairman||James N. Achoki- Board Member|
|Boaz Ochanda Osoro||Richard Oboso||George Misati|
|Mary Saiti||Nathan Kirera- Regional Manager|
P.O BOX 1910-40200 Kisii
Telephone: 0202342935 | 0700120946
SANGANYI TEA FACTORY
Sanganyi is situated in Nyaramba Shopping Centre, Ekerenyo Sub-county of Nyamira County along the Kericho - Kisii highway. The gate to the factory is less than 100 metres from the highway.Longitude, Latitude & Altitude.
Sanganyi Tea Factory is located at coordinates 34058’32.97” East and 0 33’46.80” South at an elevation of 2080 m above sea level.The distance from Nairobi is 317Kms through Mai Mahiu- Narok Road, and 330 Kms through Naivasha- Nakuru- Kericho road. The factory is 37 Kms from Kisii town.
The factory commissioned in 1981 with a processing capacity of 10M kgs of green leaf per annum. The factory has been expanded over time to cope with increasing crop levels following increase in acreage under tea coupled with better crop husbandry. Currently the factory has a processing capacity of 15,000,000 Kgs of green tea leaf per year. The factory is owned by over 19,000 small scale tea growers. Sanganyi tea factory company ltd is managed by KTDA.
The factory catchment area is divided into six electoral areas for purposes of governance as follows;-Nyaramba, Ekerenyo, Nyabara ibere, Mokomoni, Nyamusi, Itibo. For equitable representation, each of these areas has one slot in the board of the company, which is nominated by growers in a free exercise. There are in total about 19,750 growers.
It grows a variety of tea clones e.g. BB35, 6/8, 3 1/8, TN/14/3, SFS 150, S1510, 303/577 and other mixed clones. It has 2 community based projects i.e.
Sanganyi Tea Factory as a responsible corporate company has undertaken various community projects. So far, the company has undertaken a tree planting project where it has partnered with public institutions to plant indigenous trees. The company has also been involved in health projects in the community.
In partnership with KTDA Foundation, Sanganyi awards secondary education scholarships to poor and needy students from among its growers. We now have 3 students under this programme.
It connects with one major highway i.e. Kisii –Kericho highway. Four feeder roads serve the factory catchment, i.e. -Itibo – Nyaramba, Nyamusi – Ikonge, kenyenya – Kebirigo, and Mokomoni – Kiabonyoru roads.
The Factory is built on a fairly hilly place and it's surrounded by hills i.e. Kiabonyoru hill, Isicha hill and Maagonga hill. Rivers in the vicinity include - Gucha and Nyasabakwa which also act as a source of water for the factory and surrounding community.Sanganyi factory in partnership with the community has been involved in conservation of this rivers and the ecosystem around them.
Climatic conditions are good with moderate warm temperatures and well distributed rains through out the year, having moderate humidity with, red loam acidic soils.
Sanganyi Tea Factory Company Ltd is ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) and ISO 22000:2005 (Food safety management) certified. It’s also Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) certified. Sanganyi has sustained this certificate since 2009.Lipton Ltd is the major buyer of Sanganyi teas in the Mombasa auction.
GIANCHORE TEA FACTORY COMPANY LTD
Gianchore Tea Factory Co. Ltd is one of the KTDA managed factories. It is situated in Timi Sub-location, Keera Location, Nyamaiya Division in Nyamira District. The factory is located between Nyamira and Kisii counties.
Gianchore lies on 0.60South of Equator and 34.80 East longitudes. It is 417km North West of Nairobi city and 23kms North West of Kisii Town. 4 kms off Nyamira- Kisii road via Nyankanda market and 6 kms off Kisii-Nyamira road via Nyabioto market.
It originated from Sanganyi, Tombe and Kebirigo tea factories. It was constructed in 2001 and was commissioned for operations in March 2004. Its designed capacity is ten million kilos of Green Leaf per year mainly from small scale tea farmers from the surrounding Gusii community. Currently it has 13,135 growers with a total number of 14,700,245 tea bushes which occupy a total area of 1638.42 Hectares. The popular clones in the area are 31/8, 6/8 and others are TN 14/3, 12/2 and BB35.
The factory plays a key role in the maintenance of the feeder roads which is big benefit to the community. These feeder roads connect to the two main highways, to the Eastern side of the factory, there is Kericho-Ikonge-Kisii highway while on the western side there is Kisii–Nyamira–Kisumu highway.
Gianchore Tea Factory is in Kisii Highlands with a warm and wet climatic condition, with an average annual rainfall ranging from1500mm to2500mm. The rain pattern comes in two seasons with long rains received between March and June while short rains come between October and December. The temperature ranges between 18 to 23 degree Celsius. The Factory stands at an altitude of about 2000 meters above sea level west of the Great Rift Valley with deep loamy volcanic type of soil which is quite suitable for growing tea and even other crops.
‘’Gianchore’’ in the local language means “war zone” but this has been turned into a very productive area and a source of income to over ten thousand farmers and other stake-holders.
Gianchore is best known for production high quality and safe tea, Processing Black CTC Teas, High Quality BPI, PFI, PD, DI and Dust and Fannings One. We are in the process of procuring Othordox machinery with a view of producing Othordox specialty teas.
The factory is certified on both ISO FSMS, QMS, and also Rainforest having demonstrated compliance.
Telephone: 0202342941 | 0722 213223 | 0733 478466
NYANSIONGO TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
It is situated at Nyansiongo Shopping Centre, Borabu Sub-county of Nyamira County along the Sotik- Kisii highway. The gate to the factory is less than 10 metres from the highway.Longitude, Latitude & Altitude: Nyansiongo Tea Factory is located at coordinates 35 0.9’; East and 0 0.45’South at an elevation of 1500 ft above sea level. The distance from Nairobi is 275Kms through Maai Mahiu- Narok Road, and 328 Kms through Naivasha- Nakuru- Kericho road. The factory is 36 Kms from Kisii town.
It connects with one major highway i.e Kisii – Sotik highway. Four feeder roads serve the factory catchment, ie. - Kijauri – Manga, Nyansiongo – Isoge, Metamaywa – Kebirigo, and Nyansiongo- Omoyo roads.
The factory was built in 1973 when it was also incorporated as a company. It was commissioned to process black orthodox tea in 1974. In 1980, the factory changed to black CTC tea processing which it is producing to-date. The factory has been expanded over time to cope with increasing crop levels following increase in acreage under tea coupled by better crop husbandry. Currently the factory has a processing capacity of 15,000,000 Kgs of green tea leaf per year. The factory is owned by over 10,750 small scale tea growers.
It grows a variety of tea clones e.g. BB35, 6/8, 3 1/8, TN/14/3, SFS 150, S1510, 303/577 and other mixed clones.
So far, the company has undertaken a tree planting project where it has partnered with public institutions to plant indigenous trees. Also the company has been involved in health projects in the community. In partnership with KTDA Foundation, Nyansiongo awards secondary education scholarships to needy students from among its catchment area.
The factory is built on a fairly hilly place: Simbaut hill, Riamathayo hill and Rianyariki hill. Rivers in the vicinity include - Kijauri and Riamokogoti. Mosiabano dam is a water mass just next to the factory which also acts as a source of water for the factory and surrounding community. Nyansiongo factory in partnership with the community has been involved in conservation of this dam and the ecosystem around it. Climatic conditions are good with moderate warm temperatures well distributed rains through out the year, having moderate humidity with, red loam acidic soils.
Telephone: 0721 286711
KEBIRIGO TEA FACTORY PROFILE
Kebirigo Tea Factory falls within KTDA administrative Region 6 and is located in Kebirigo Sub-location, Bonyamatuta Masaba Location, Nyamira Division, of Nyamira District, and 36kms from Kisii town. The factory serves the West Mugirango, North Mugirango and West Kitutu constituencies. The Factory was commissioned in 1971 to manufacture C.T.C black tea with an annual installed processing capacity of 8,000,000 kgs of green leaf. To date the capacity has been enhanced and is currently at 15,000,000 kgs annually. Plans are underway to have the capacity enhanced through modernization to cater for improved tea production.
Kebirigo catchment area has a total of 12,652 registered growers with a total of 1368.09 HA under tea of 12,541,062 tea bushes covering 48 buying centers. The catchment has a potential for more tea planting and production.
The factory is located in Kebirigo sub-location, Bonyamatuta Masaba location, Nyamira division, West Mugirango constituency, Nyamira District. The distance from Nairobi is 350Km.The longitude and Latitude is between 1200m – 1800m above sea level and approximately 130 km from the equator and 36km from Kisii town.
However, Kebirigo tea factory is not affected with brown line guidelines as it is a purely tea growing zone. The nearest natural features are the Kisii highlands .Tea Stamps and clones 6/8, 31/8, BB35, TN14/3 303/ 577, S15/10. Types of Soils include Red volcanic, Clay loams on hill tops and black cotton soils at valley bottoms. Rainfall received are Long rains in March – June and Short Rains in September – November.
|Julius K. Matwere||Charles O. Ndege||Benjamin O. Moturi|
|Job M. Ondari||Joyce A. Chivo||Samuel M. Monyoro|
|James N. Achoki||Nathan Kirera|
P.O BOX 82, Kebirigo
+254020-2342940 | +2540723041702
NYANKOBA TEA FACTORY CO.LTD
Tea was first grown in the area in early 1960's. Nyankoba is the oldest Tea Factory in Kisii region. The construction work was commissioned on 14th May 1965 by Hon L. G. Sagini who was the Minister for Local Government. It was officially opened on 9th March 1966 by Hon. B. R. McKenzie the then Minister for Agriculture and Animal Husbandry. The factory serves 16,727 tea farmers who are also shareholders of the company and who have approximately 1827.7 Ha under tea. The clones grown include SFS/150, 31/8, 6/8,303/577,301/4,301/5 and BB 35,15/10.
The Factory is situated approximately 34.9 degrees East and 0.8 degrees South of the equator at 2160m above sea level. It is 340km North West of Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya and 130km South East of Kisumu, the lake side city. It is 25km from Kisii town on the Kisii - Sotik highway. Administratively, the factory is in the Rigoma ward of Masaba North sub-county in Nyamira county. The catchment has a rugged topography, characteristic of the famous Kisii highlands. Not far away are the Manga escarpments. The giant Gucha River cuts right across the area on its long journey to Lake Victoria. With its proximity to the Lake Victoria basin, the area receives well distributed rainfall through out the year.
Occasionally, the area experiences strong cold winds. When it rains, the area is prone to heavy thunder and lightening. Actually, the name “Nyankoba” is derived from the word “Enkoba” which means “thunder” in the local Gusii language. The soils are mainly alluvial which are deep i.e. more than six feet with a pH between 4.5 -6.5 and well drained. The vegetation cover consists of indigenous and exotic trees. Apart from tea, other crops are also grown including pyrethrum, maize, beans, potatoes, coffee and bananas& finger millet are trade mark crops for Kisii.
P.O. Box: 44-40202 Keroka
Telephone: 0719 750860