OLENGURUONE TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
Olenguruone Tea Factory is situated in Nakuru County. Olenguruone tea factory, a satellite of Kapkoros, was constructed back in August 2013. Full operations commenced in October 2013 after test/trial runs.
Before then, all the leaf belonging to farmers affiliated to Olenguruone was delivered to a privately owned factory called Kiptagich as out-growers and the rest was diverted to Kapkoros.
The idea of construction of this factory was born out of the problems Kapkoros was experiencing in bringing in this leaf from there through the Mau forest. Kiptagich would occasionally refuse to take in GL alleging they were at full capacity.
Initially, there was an assumption that green leaf intake would remain the same for a longer time or increase gradually hence the installation of only one line. There is a provision for a second line though.
It was also apparently becoming difficult to convince the growers to bring green leaf to the factory due to the following challenges;
• Strict leaf quality policy.
• Deliberate misinformation by Kiptagich factory staff for fear of losing crop.
• Lack of understanding in ownership by farmers.
• Poor roads
• Leaf hawking
Olenguruone Tea Factory Specifically sells Black CTC teas at the Mombasa Auction and at the Factory Door to Farmers. It produces four (4) Primary Grades of Black CTC and two(2) secondary Grades teas namely:- BP1, PF1, PD, DI, F1(Secondary), Dust(Secondary)
The Location of the Factory is 0.580 S, 35.50 E. The Altitude is approximately 2450m above sea level. It is situated in Chebotoi Sub-location, Kiptagich Location, and Olenguruone Division of Nakuru County. Its approximately 120Kms (single journey) from Nakuru town through Nakuru-Molo-Olenguruone-Kiptagich road.
|Samuel Tonui||G.K Godana||Eric Langat|
|William Chirchir||Baxon Sigilai||Harriet C. Korir|
|Richard L. Koskei||Geoffrey Cheruiyot Koskei||Justus Kiprotich Yegon|
Telephone:- 0202050395 | 0713 610737