SANGANYI TEA FACTORY
Sanganyi is situated in Nyaramba Shopping Centre, Ekerenyo Sub-county of Nyamira County along the Kericho - Kisii highway. The gate to the factory is less than 100 metres from the highway.Longitude, Latitude & Altitude.
Sanganyi Tea Factory is located at coordinates 34058’32.97” East and 0 33’46.80” South at an elevation of 2080 m above sea level.The distance from Nairobi is 317Kms through Mai Mahiu- Narok Road, and 330 Kms through Naivasha- Nakuru- Kericho road. The factory is 37 Kms from Kisii town.
The factory commissioned in 1981 with a processing capacity of 10M kgs of green leaf per annum. The factory has been expanded over time to cope with increasing crop levels following increase in acreage under tea coupled with better crop husbandry. Currently the factory has a processing capacity of 15,000,000 Kgs of green tea leaf per year. The factory is owned by over 19,000 small scale tea growers. Sanganyi tea factory company ltd is managed by KTDA.
The factory catchment area is divided into six electoral areas for purposes of governance as follows;-Nyaramba, Ekerenyo, Nyabara ibere, Mokomoni, Nyamusi, Itibo. For equitable representation, each of these areas has one slot in the board of the company, which is nominated by growers in a free exercise. There are in total about 19,750 growers.
It grows a variety of tea clones e.g. BB35, 6/8, 3 1/8, TN/14/3, SFS 150, S1510, 303/577 and other mixed clones. It has 2 community based projects i.e.
Sanganyi Tea Factory as a responsible corporate company has undertaken various community projects. So far, the company has undertaken a tree planting project where it has partnered with public institutions to plant indigenous trees. The company has also been involved in health projects in the community.
In partnership with KTDA Foundation, Sanganyi awards secondary education scholarships to poor and needy students from among its growers. We now have 3 students under this programme.
It connects with one major highway i.e. Kisii –Kericho highway. Four feeder roads serve the factory catchment, i.e. -Itibo – Nyaramba, Nyamusi – Ikonge, kenyenya – Kebirigo, and Mokomoni – Kiabonyoru roads.
The Factory is built on a fairly hilly place and it's surrounded by hills i.e. Kiabonyoru hill, Isicha hill and Maagonga hill. Rivers in the vicinity include - Gucha and Nyasabakwa which also act as a source of water for the factory and surrounding community.Sanganyi factory in partnership with the community has been involved in conservation of this rivers and the ecosystem around them.
Climatic conditions are good with moderate warm temperatures and well distributed rains through out the year, having moderate humidity with, red loam acidic soils.
Sanganyi Tea Factory Company Ltd is ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) and ISO 22000:2005 (Food safety management) certified. It’s also Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) certified. Sanganyi has sustained this certificate since 2009.Lipton Ltd is the major buyer of Sanganyi teas in the Mombasa auction.