The Kenya Tea Packers Limited (KETEPA) was registered as a Private Company in September 1977 and started operations in January 1978. The company was required by law to serve the local market only. The law was changed in 1992 which allowed export of tea. KETEPA now exports packed tea to destinations around the world. The Head office and Packing Factory is located in Kericho about 270 km West of Nairobi.
Ketepa is owned by the tea Farmers of Kenya through the Kenya Tea Development Agency Limited (KTDA) and the Kenya Tea Growers Association (KTGA). The Kenya Tea Development Agency is the majority shareholder representing over 450,000 small scale tea farmers spread all over the country. These farmers own over 60 Tea Processing Factories countrywide and produce over 60% of all the Kenyan Tea. Other major shareholders include Brooke Bond Kenya Limited (Unilever Tea), James Finlay, Williamson Tea and Eastern Produce(EPK) among others who together own 38 tea processing factories and produce about 40% of the tea produced in Kenya.
Ketepa is a truly Kenyan-owned company, refreshing Kenyans as well as enhancing the standard of living of the small scale tea growers of Kenya who are the bulk of our shareholders. Our current objective is to increase the returns to our Shareholders by shortening the distribution chain through increased sales of high quality, hygienically packed value added tea in the local and export markets. Export opportunities especially in the developed world where prices of tea are not as important as the quality are areas of interest for us. We are keen on contract packing as well as packing our own authentic branded pure Kenyan for the discerning global consumers. Kenyan tea is grown without the use of pesticides and Ketepa guarantees you the best blends fused together from all over Kenya.
To be the leading tea blending, packing and marketing company in Africa and a significant player In the Middle East.
To be the consumers’ first choice for blended tea of high quality and great tastes
QUALITY POLICY STATEMENT
Kenya Tea packer limited is committed to sourcing, blending, packing and marketing of the highest quality teas.
* Establish and maintain an effective quality management system
* Measure all aspects of the quality management system as a basis for continued improvement.
* Improve the system through training and investment in new technology.
* Comply with statutory and other requirements
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
* Superbrands East Africa (2007)
* Marketing Society of Kenya Recognition
* Communication category (Runner- up, 2009) Marketing category (Winner, 2009) Top of Mind Brand (Runner-up, 2009) Innovation category (2009) Overall Winner for Excellence in the Tea Sector (2009) Best Brand (Runner-up, 2009)
* ISO 9001 : 2008
* ISO 22000 : 2005
Kenya Tea Packers Ltd
PO Box 413,
Tel: +254 52 20530 /1, 30298, 30312
Fax: +254 52 20536, 30032