KAGWE TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
The factory was built in 1981 and completed in 1983.Commissioning was done in 1984 for the commercial tea production (manufacture). It’s located in Gatamaiyu division of Lari District (Kiambu County) 65 km from Nairobi inclusive 11km off Githunguri town along Kagwe-Kimende route.
The factory serves 5 administration locations of Gatamaiyu Division serving about 6325 growers with 1941.05 hectares comprising of 16.914,611M bushes ,all distributed in 61 buying centers. Lies 37degrees east of prime meridian south of the equator and on about 6800ft above the sea level. The Aberdare ranges and Kinare Forest are natural features near it.
Kagwe Tea Factory grows the following tea clones: 6/8, 31/8, TN 14/3, SFS 150, BB 35 and a few PMC 51.
The Factory covers the following Electoral zones:
4. Lower Nyanduma
5. Upper Nyanduma
Kagwe Tea Factory ISO 9001 ( version 2000) Certified in 2005.Kagwe has been operating on controlled production process in accordance with ISO 9001 (version 2000),HACCP and KTDA standards. Internal and external audits complete the control of the production process. The Company has also ISO 22000 certified in 2009. The Company has also met other international requirements like roofing with galvanized iron sheets and doing away with the asbestos sheet.
|Samuel Mwika Kiarie||Harrison G. Gachuki||Benson Cira Gicho|
|Fredrick Mungai Wainaina||Kennedy Gichuha Chege||Samuel Wambari Kamau|