GIANCHORE TEA FACTORY COMPANY LTD
Gianchore Tea Factory Co. Ltd is one of the KTDA managed factories. It is situated in Timi Sub-location, Keera Location, Nyamaiya Division in Nyamira District. The factory is located between Nyamira and Kisii counties.
Gianchore lies on 0.60South of Equator and 34.80 East longitudes. It is 417km North West of Nairobi city and 23kms North West of Kisii Town. 4 kms off Nyamira- Kisii road via Nyankanda market and 6 kms off Kisii-Nyamira road via Nyabioto market.
It originated from Sanganyi, Tombe and Kebirigo tea factories. It was constructed in 2001 and was commissioned for operations in March 2004. Its designed capacity is ten million kilos of Green Leaf per year mainly from small scale tea farmers from the surrounding Gusii community. Currently it has 13,135 growers with a total number of 14,700,245 tea bushes which occupy a total area of 1638.42 Hectares. The popular clones in the area are 31/8, 6/8 and others are TN 14/3, 12/2 and BB35.
The factory plays a key role in the maintenance of the feeder roads which is big benefit to the community. These feeder roads connect to the two main highways, to the Eastern side of the factory, there is Kericho-Ikonge-Kisii highway while on the western side there is Kisii–Nyamira–Kisumu highway.
Gianchore Tea Factory is in Kisii Highlands with a warm and wet climatic condition, with an average annual rainfall ranging from1500mm to2500mm. The rain pattern comes in two seasons with long rains received between March and June while short rains come between October and December. The temperature ranges between 18 to 23 degree Celsius. The Factory stands at an altitude of about 2000 meters above sea level west of the Great Rift Valley with deep loamy volcanic type of soil which is quite suitable for growing tea and even other crops.
‘’Gianchore’’ in the local language means “war zone” but this has been turned into a very productive area and a source of income to over ten thousand farmers and other stake-holders.
Gianchore is best known for production high quality and safe tea, Processing Black CTC Teas, High Quality BPI, PFI, PD, DI and Dust and Fannings One. We are in the process of procuring Othordox machinery with a view of producing Othordox specialty teas.
The factory is certified on both ISO FSMS, QMS, and also Rainforest having demonstrated compliance.
|Eucabeth K. Ogwara- Chairman||John Yungo Otori- Vice Chairman||Joseph N. Bogonko|
|Samuel Makwae||Margaret Gesare Masese||James N. Achoki- Board Member|
|Nathan Kirera- Regional Manager|
Telephone: 0202342941 | 0722 213223 | 0733 478466