KAPTUMO TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
Kaptumo Tea Factory’s construction works began in September 2006. The factory was completed in June 2009. The first trial run was done on 31st July 2009. It is a satellite of Chebut Tea Factory Company Limited.
The factory is managed by a board of directors who are elected by farmers (share holders affiliated to Chebut Tea Factory CO.LTD) representing 6 electoral zones. The zones are: Kaptumo Tea Factory is located in Kaptumo location,Kaptumo division, Nandi South District, Nandi county. This is about 85 Kilometers from Eldoret town along the Kapsabet-Kobujoi-Chavakali road.
It is approximately 340 kms West of Nairobi. The factory can be accessed from Eldoret and Kisumu within a short time since it is well served by all weather roads, with Eldoret and KIsumu Airports only 45 minutes and one and half hours away respectively.
Within Kaptumo Catchment there is the famous River Yala that is located to the South West. While driving from Nandi Hills towards Kapsabet, one enjoys beautiful scenery of lush green tea fields and the un-dulating Nandi Hills, with Kaptumo Tea Factory being located at the foot of the hills. In the East of Kapsabet Catchment is the famous Nandi Escarpment that separates the Kano Plains from the Highlands.
Altitude is 2000m above sea level. This is an ideal environment that is sunny and wet for tea growing. Kaptumo enjoys cool climate for most part of the year apart from January, February and March. It receives above average rainfall annually with the temperature ranging from 18c to 25c.
Kakamega forest which is part of the only equatorial forest extending from Cameroon-Congo basin is only an hours drive from the factory. The factory is designed to comfortably handle 15 Million kilograms of tea leaf annually.
The Factory is certified with requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 22000:2005. It is also Rain Forest Alliance (Sustainable Agriculture requirements) certified among others required for The Food processing and manufacturing factory. The factory is also certified with Fair Trade. The factory has about 4800 growers with a total of about 15,783,000bushes under an estimated area of 3953 acres under tea plantation.
|John K. Tega- Chairman||Alfred K. Mwey- Vice Chairman||Leonard K. Cheruiyot|
|Paul K.B. Leley||Rose Jemutai Lamai||Robina Terigin|
|Samuel K.A Ng'eny||Javan Mukavale|
Postal Address: P.O BOX, 513, 30300 Kapsabet- Kenya
Telephone: 254-020-2342928| 07174134573| 0722 835350