Sasini Limited is engaged in growing, processing and sale of tea and coffee, commercial milling and marketing of coffee, value addition of related products, forestry, dairy operations and livestock. The Company operates in three segments: Tea, Coffee and Others. The Tea segment is engaged in growing and processing of tea. The Coffee segment is engaged in growing and processing of coffee. The Others segment includes dairy operations, commercial milling and marketing of coffee, value additions of related products, renting of growing land and the leasing of plant and machinery. Its operations are located in Bomet, Nyeri, Mombasa, Kiambu and Nairobi counties in Kenya. Its tea, rental and leasing operations are located in Bomet and Mombasa counties. The Company’s Coffee and dairy operations are located in Nyeri and Kiambu counties. Its subsidiaries include Kipkebe Limited, Aristocrats Tea & Coffee Exporters Limited, Sasini Coffee House Limited and Mweiga Estate Limited, among others.
The strategic initiatives that the company has recently commissioned include restructuring of the dairy herd which saw rationalization of the herd to a size that is balanced and profitable,shifted emphasis towards manufacture of higher quality leaf, a shift from a decade of lower standard leaf, commissioning of a biogas plant that helps in cutting down the cost of electricity among others.The company has also recently sold some parcels of it’s land astrategy to unlock funds for investment in more productive divisions of the company. Sasini is betting on cost-cutting and value addition to its products to grow earnings in the coming years. Going forward the company wants to sell most of it’s products as value addded products to strengthen it’s bottom line.
All of the Company’s production activities are certified under various internationally recognized certification standards which include: ISO 22000:2005, Rainforest Alliance, C.A.F.E Practice, Fairtrade, GlobalG.A.P., GRASP, FSSC and IFS to assure our buyers of prudent employment of food safety handling techniques, quality products and traceability at all levels of production.
The group is positively inclined to corporate social investment (CSI) and has in place, a policy that supports healthcare, educational development and empowerment of our employees and the neighbouring host communities in the areas we operate in. In this regard, the group maintains four (4) primary schools and one (1) secondary school, a health facility offering both in-patient and out-patient medical services and supports early childhood development by offering relevant learning facilities to this group as well as providing creches/day care centers for working lactating or nursing mothers, on the estates.
Tea is grown by a Sasini subsidiary, Kipkebe Limited, which operates two major CTC factories (Kipkebe and Keritor) serving four estates and outgrowers in Western Kenya, with a combined production capacity of over 10 million kilograms of tea annually. Tea is exported by Sasini to Egypt and the United Kingdom among others.
Coffee The company’s coffee plantations are located at altitude in central Kenya with facilities in Kiambu County and Nyeri County. Sasini’s Mweiga Estate in Nyeri District has an airstrip capable of transshipment of planeloads of not less than 5,700 bags of coffee.
Dairy and Horticulture Sasini’s dairy division produces milk and flavored yoghurts, as well as producing milk for sale to the food industry in general. Its horticulture division is growing, producing such vegetables as peas and corn.
Retail coffee shops Sasini has recently started rolling out coffee shops in Nairobi, with aim to spread outside Kenya. This is seen as a valuable addition to shareholders. They sell packaged versions of their products, as well as mugs, brewing necessities, and tea balls.
SASINI PRODUCT LINKS
3rd Floor , Rivaan Centre- Brookside Grove, Muguga Green. P.o Box 30151 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
(+254-020) – 3342166 (+254-020) –3342171/2, 3342258
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