About Us

Our History

Kabianga Tea Factory Ltd. was incorporated in the Republic of Kenya as a private company on 14th April 1997 under the Companies Act cap 486, Laws of Kenya.

The company inaugurated a state-of-the-art new tea factory which started operations in September 2011. It is approx 280 kms west of Nairobi, in the Great Rift Valley. It is situated about 20 km off Kericho – Sotik Highway branching at a junction known as Premier along the way to Kabianga University College.

The actual location is at Google Maps -0.447045 Longitude and 35.155435 Latitude, an altitude of about 6,500 ft above sea level, on volcanic red soil and an annual rainfall of approximately 1200-1500 mm, suitable for good growing conditions of tea, Camellia sinensis.

Mission Statement

To provide good administrative corporate governance and quality management systems in the production, processing and marketing of quality teas for the benefit of the green leaf suppliers and other stakeholders.

Vision Statement

To be the leading and preferred choice for the supply of the best quality teas both locally and internationally

Our Process

It has 44 troughs, one overhead chain conveyor and withered leaf discharge conveyor.

Meshed troughs are served with steam-fed radiators for air Conditioning.

Cut, tear and curl process. Rotor vane maceration followed by well meshed CTC rollers and integral final ball breaker.

A 3-stage fluid bed drier, digital control thermometers and cyclone system and drier supplied with heat energy through steam radiators.

Drier discharge hopper, a pre-sorter with mesh 10 along with fibrex rollers to the final vibratory sorter with conventional mesh and gauge sizes.

Main grades (80 %) usually kept in bulking bins are BP1, PF1, PD, D1, secondary teas (20 %) are FNGS1, Dust and BMF and from Camellia Sinensis.

The company is a member of the EATTA (The East Africa Tea Trade Association), the TBK (Tea Board of Kenya) and the Tea Packers Association of Kenya.

The factory has complied with statutory legal requirements viz:

  • NEMA for environmental compliance under Environmental Management and Coordination Act 1999
  • KEBS for made tea quality, KS 2128 on Tea Industry, Cap 496, Laws of Kenya
  • Fire and Noise compliance audits
  • Occupational Health and Safety, Factories and Other Places of Work, Act 514
  • Employment Act 2007 and principles of corporate management

Rainforest Alliance: The RA is non-governmental organization (NGO) working to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour.

ISO 22000:2005: food safety certification standard since 2016.

The annual manufacturing capacity of the processing plant is 16,000,000 kgs. green leaf and at a conversion factor of 23.50 % will yield 3,760,000 kgs. made tea per annum.