IMENTI TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
The factory is situated at Kathera Location (South Imenti Division) of Meru Central district. Imenti is 8 Kilometres from Nkubu and 23 Km from Meru town. The factory is 229 Km from the capital city; Nairobi .The factory is on relatively high altitude of 2000M above sea level approximately 0.2 C south of Equator along 37.6 East Longitude with a rainfall of 1200-2000 mm per annum. Currently, the factory serves 5189 growers with a potential area of 1251 Hectares of land.
Tea was first planted in the area in 1959. Later on, planting was intensified in the region and this facilitated the construction of Imenti Tea Factory, which was commissioned on 28th April 1971 by the then Minister for Finance and Economical Planning Hon. Mwai Kibaki, EGH.MP. The Factory was that time managed by Eastern Produce Group until the year 1981, when it was taken over by Kenya Tea Development Authority (now Kenya Tea Development Agency Limited). The Factory is now Fair Trade Certified and has embarked on project implementation in various electoral zones.
The Factory hopes to accomplish the following ongoing projects in future: Micro-Hydro Electricity Generation Project, Tree Planting Projects (Mwigiki farm project, Mitunguu farm project, Factory nursery project) and ISO 9001:2000 certification process in progress.
The Factory is involved in Corporate Social Responsibilities which include:
Assisting the needy within the community. During the past Christmas holidays, workers, management and directors contribute money which is used to buy foodstuff and other necessities for the destitute within the catchments. Among those visited are orphans, cripples, the elderly, children homes and Uruku Prison. The factory, has also engaged itself in the improvement of the road network within the factory catchments. This is done using the cess funds to enable the factory transport green leaf from the buying centers to the factory efficiently. The roads are now passable even during the rainy season.
|Stephen M. Imanyara- Chairman||Geoffrey M. Muthuri- Vice Chairman||David K. Mbogori|
|Joshua K. Riria||Joseph Kaburu||Josephine N. Mbaya|
|Paul M. Ringera- Board Member||Charles Manegene-Regional Manager|
Postal Address: P.O. Box 1800-60200, Meru.
Telephone: +254 (020)2367467.