TEGAT TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
Tegat Tea Factory Co. Ltd. was incorporated under the Companies Act (Cap 486) by registrar of companies on October 1971 by James Finlays and handed over to KTDA in 1974.
Tegat enjoys bi-modal type of rainfall that enhances two cropping seasons. The long rains seasons runs from February/March to June and short rains from August to November/December. The annual rainfall ranges between1500mm to 2200mm with mean temperature of 0°22’S, 35° 21°E.
The factory is headed by the Factory Unit Manager, who oversees all the operations of the company covering factory operations, leaf collection logistics, extension services, information and communication technology and accounting. Below the factory unit manager are line managers as per the company organization structure chart.
Tegat Tea Factory Co. Ltd aims at being the leading producer and manufacturer of high quality and safe black teas in the world. To provide effective and efficient services to the small holder tea farmers in the production and processing of high quality and safe black for benefit of all share holders and stake holders.
The factory is situated 7 km off Cherote (Kaptebeswet) junction south of Kericho-Kisumu road. Alternatively situated 4 km off Kapsuser market Kericho- Litein road or 9 km off Sosiot market Sondu road. Belgut division, Waldai location of Kericho district of south rift.
The factory sells the following tea grades:
Primary grades – BP1, PF1,PD, D1, TMF,
Secondary grades : F1,Dust, BMF, TMF 2
The company is a limited liability company with six Board of directors elected directly by the
Shareholders and one nominated gender director. The Board authors 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. Six catchments areas namely: Waldai, Kapsuser, Sosiot, Mosop, Ainamoi and Kapsaos Zone
The scope of Tegat Tea Factory Integrated Management System for ISO 9001:2008 is Provision of: Agricultural Services, reception of Green Leaf, Manufacture, Packing and Dispatch of Made Black Tea, while for ISO 22000:2005 the scope excludes provision of agricultural services but includes all others as under ISO 9001:2008.
The factory has integrated training for farmers in the area on sustainable practices (RA), Farmers Field Schools extension methodology and adapted climate change migration systems. In addition the factory has also put in place budgetary provisions for training on sustainable activities year round in our faction catchment’s set up.
Postal Address: P.O. BOX 426 – 20200
Telephone: 0202342946 / 0716731280