GATHUTHI TEA FACTORY COMPANY LIMITED
The factory is located on the north eastern slopes of Aberdare ranges only 14 KM from Nyeri town, and 168 KM from Nairobi the capital city of Kenya.
She lies 0 degrees 25 minutes south of the equator and 35 degrees 55 minutes to the East of the Greenwich. The area enjoys a cool wet climate with a bi- annual rainfall pattern with peaks in April to May, and October to December. Temperatures average between 18-24 degrees centigrade with an annual precipitation of 1200 mm.
The soils comprise largely of the volcanic Andohumic nitisols, which are well drained making the area favourable for tea growing. Clonal teas were introduce in this area in the 1960’s and comprise about 80% of the current bush establishment. The main clone is 6/8.
Since her inception in March 1978 she has continuously improved her processes and products, and has established a niche in the market that prefers pure black teas. The current processing capacity is 15 million kilograms of green leaf annually.There are 7158 tea growers owning between themselves 10785192 tea bushes on 1251hectares of land.
The industrious nature of the local populace and their ardent desire to excel has seen this factory perform well year after year. This nature is best demonstrated by the sons and daughters exploits in their undertakings like Dedan Wachiuri Kimathi relentless fighter for colonial emancipation and Wangari Maathai’s greenbelt movement on environmental conservation that won her a Nobel peace prize.
Gathuthi Tea Factory has ascribed to Information Communication Technology, process automation and international standards like ISO.
|Ephantus Mukundi- Chairman||Paul Wanjau- Vice Chairman||Crispus Ruita|
|David Wangai||Geoffery W. Kagondu|
Postal Address: 761 Nyeri
Telephone: 020 2342912 | (054) 061-2733