GATUNGURU TEA FACTORY
The factory is situated in Murang’a County, Mathioya Sub- County, Njumbi Division, Kiriti Location,0.65 degree south of equator and 36.15 degree east of the meridian. It is 126 kilometers from Nairobi.
The Factory operations started on 26th October 1981. It currently has 52 operational buying centers. The Factory has Three CTC lines and 3 driers with a 4000 to 4,500 kgs G.L. per hour. Total installed through put is 6000 kgs per 1 hour.
The Factory has Six Catchment areas and 7433 Number of Growers. Gatunguru manufactures the following tea grades:31/8, 6/8 411, KAG1, KAG 3 KAG4, PMC61, SFS 150, BB35, TN 14, ST 5110, 303.
Gatunguru Tea Factory can be accessed through the following roads: Nyeri - Kiriaini - Kangema Road and Njumbi- Gacharage-ini - Mioro Road
The area around the factory is surrounded by Tuthu Valley, Nyagatugu Hills, Aberdare Ranges and Nyarwara Falls. The area temperatures are cool and warm, with moderate rainfall between 1400 to 2000mm per year. Humidity is between 90 to 96 with an altitude of 2000m above sea level. The region soils are red volcanic soils of PH: 4.5-5.6
The Factory is ISO Certifies - 9001-2008 and 22000:2005. It is also Rainforest Alliance certified.
|Gideon K. Kariuki- Chairman||Samuel M. Muraguri- Vice Chairman||Samuel W. Mugi|
|Eston G. Mutonyi||Ruth Wambui Karanja||Martha W. Gikonyo|
|Francis Macharia-Board Member||Charles Kariuki Gakungu||Peter Kinyua- Regional Manager|
Postal address: P.O. BOX 188 – 10202 Kangema
Telephone: 020-2164011 | 0723-462795