ROROK TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
Rorok Tea Factory is a satellite of Kapset Tea Factory and falls within the KTDA administrative Region V. It is situated in Kaptebengwet Location, Mogogosiek sub-county, Bomet County in the great Rift Valley of Kenya. It is about 50 kms from Kericho town and 320 kms south-west of Nairobi. Its GPS coordinates are 0°34'60" N 35°19'0" E.
The factory lies at the edge of world famous Mau Forest complex which is arguably Africa’s largest water tower. The Mau Forest is also home to numerous natural tree
species and wildlife. Rorok Tea factory thus enjoys cool and wet climatic conditions.
Rorok Tea Factory was commissioned in 2007 to manufacture black CTC tea with an installed annual processing capacity of 10 million kgs of green leaf. The catchment area has around 6,750 registered tea growers with a total of 3552 acres under tea giving an average farm size of 0.5 acres.
The current productivity level is about 1,776 Kgs of Made Tea per hectare. There is potential for higher tea production per unit area with improved crop husbandry. The factory has revolutionized the agricultural extension services through the adoption of group based learning programmes popularly known as Farmer field schools.
The factory produces six tea grades, namely, BPI, PFI, PD, DI, FI and DUST. About 95% of this tea is for the export market.
Rorok Tea Factory is governed by a Board of Directors elected by grower shareholders of the parent Kapset Tea Factory Company Limited. The directors are responsible for governance and policy making.
The day to day management of the factory operations and technical responsibilities are discharged by Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd. through a management agreement with the Factory board.
|William K. Tonui- vice Chairman||John Cheruiyot||Paul Koech|
|Stanely C. Kirui||Caroline Mitei||G.K Godana- Regional Manager|
|Raymond Milgo||Samwel Tonui- Board Member|
Telephone: 0724 5397 41 | 0773 773 200 | 0731 406 842 |020 234 2943
Postal address: P.O BOX 1186 Kericho