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NJORO CANNING FACTORY (K) LTD
P.O.BOX.7076-20110,NAKURU,KENYA.
info@njorocanning.co.ke, www.njorocanning.co.ke
Ph: +254512217751-3,Fax: +254512217754

 

COMPANY PROFILE

 

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Our Company is situated in a rural area, 25kilometres from Nakuru town in the heart of the historic Rift Valley province of Kenya.

 

NCF is a privately owned company whose shareholders are – Mr. T.K. Patel (founder), Mr. H.M. Patel and Mr. V.T. Patel.

 

Mr. T.K. Patel –Chairman, Board of Directors
A businessman for more than 40 years; started out as a trader, investor and property developer. He is currently running the food processing firm, NCF. Apart from NCF, he has many other interests in various fields e.g.: Interconnect, Diagnostic centre, The Chancery, Kenya Orchards, Oriental bank etc.


Mr. V.T. Patel - Director
Holder of a Business Administration degree, he has been with NCF for the last fifteen years.

 

Mr. Sudhir D. Vaidya - Managing Director

Holds a Masters in Science and Management, he has a working experience of 32 years in the food industry in India and Kenya. He is Responsible for looking after day to day operations of the factory and sales & marketing


Other Departments:

~ Farm Management

~ Accounts and Finance

~ Central Warehouse & Stores

~ Transport

~ Agricultural extension services

~ Information Technology

~ Central Laboratories

~ Exports Department

 

 
  • 1978 Mr. T.K. Patel takes over the factory from the receivers and starts operations under a new company (Njoro Canning Factory)
    1981 A joint venture agreement is established with a French company SAUPIQUET, to produce canned French beans for the French market.
    1982 Hortiequip Ltd; a subsidiary of NCF is created to supply French beans to the factory, through 20,000 contracted farmers in Vihiga district.
    1990 A new agreement is signed with French company BONDUELLE after they take over the vegetable section of SAUPIQUET.
    1992 Invests in a concentration plant to produce juices and concentrates for the Local/Regional market.
    1996 Invests in Vegetable freezing and dehydration plants to process vegetables for regional & export market.
    1996 Establishes a French bean growing project in Litein under Hortiequip Ltd
    1997 The French bean plant is upgraded/ renovated to meet European standards.
    1997 Embarks on training and implementation of HACCP Food Safety Management System.
    1999 Bonduelle stops working with NCF due to their investment in Cameroon & Zimbabwe.
    2000 Starts business with another French company CODIMEX to supply canned French beans
    2001 Another investment in the freezing line to produce frozen potato chips and other vegetables.
    2001 Introduces the “Golden Valley “brand to the Kenyan market.
    2003 Stops exportation of beans to Europe due to market problems
    2003 Invests in a spice milling plant after signing a supply contract with Unilever Kenya
    2003 Buys 50% shares from Kenya Orchards Ltd and appoints them distributors of the “Golden Valley” range of products.
    2004 Signs a canned French bean supply contract with French company ROCHEFONTAINE
    2004 Obtains HACCP food safety management system Certification
    2008 Obtains BRC (British Retail Consortium) certification on food safety management and embarks on training and implementation of ISO 22K food safety management system.
    2008 Stops exportation of beans to Europe due to market problems
    2008 Re organizes distributorship system and appoints distributors for Golden Valley and Kenya Orchards.
    2009 Started supplying canned Vegetables to United Nations, Congo Mission
    2010 October – Revamping the French Beans Project for Export

 

NCF’s current investment is upwards of Ksh.600 million (Euros 5.7 Million).

 

 
  • Vegetable canning plant, especially for French Beans (Factory One)
     Fruit concentration and canning plant (Factory Two)
     Vegetable freezing plant (Factory Three)
     Vegetable dehydration plant (Factory Four)
     Spice milling plant (Factory Five)
     Central quality lab
     Fully equipped workshop
 

Currently for the Local and regional Market, company has 3 Brands namely ‘Golden Valley’, ‘KOL’,‘Mua Hills’
French beans, have been marketed by Njoro Canning Factory (K) Ltd with customer labels.

 

 To continue developing local and regional market network and develop product to keep in tandem with consumer requirements.
 To develop range of spices in local market.
 To develop and implement food safety system standards in line with emerging technology and consumer demands.
To Revamp the Vegetable Export especially canned Beans, Frozen Vegetables and dehydrated vegetables.

 

 

A processing area of 4000 Sqmt houses the French Beans Canning Facility. The modern and fully
Equipped Plant includes the following:-
BRC 5 certified in 2008.
2 Cold rooms for storage of raw materials for up to 20 Metric tons
A full range of processing equipment for mechanical and manual processing of French Beans
5 stainless steel packing lines equipped with weighing scales
6 seaming machines to seam Square cans and 4 seaming machines for round cans.
2 fully computerized Bariquand Steriflow retorts with 4 baskets each and 2 manual retorts
Activated carbon filter and UV on the waterlines
1 fully equipped Laboratory in order to ensure our products are within the highest quality standards.
Storage area of 1500 Sqmt – which houses a fully equipped ware house, which is designed to pack products based on customer requirements, which includes
3 Videojet for printing expiry dates
2 labeling machines for round cans
2 shrink-wrap machines

 

 We have contracted about 1500 farmers in different areas of Kenya for growing French beans and they have started growing for us. We will be in a position to receive about 15-20- Metric Tons of beans from November 2010 and depending on requirements will be in a position to increase volumes in 2- months time. Currently the climate and water availability for irrigation are very good and a lot more farmers are engaging in growing.

Although the area where the factory is situated is a rural area and various raw materials are in available in plenty we still have contracted many more farmers from different areas like, Muranga, Kirinyaga, Subukia etc for growing beans ,as a consistent supply is very crucial for the success of the factory. Also the competition for raw material is very little in the area as NCF is the only processing factory in this region. Most of the other processing facilities are situated around Nairobi which is about 200 Km from our factory.

 

 

 We have a well experienced team available in the factory; some of them have been working in the French Beans processing in our factory from 1985 onwards and have gained a lot of experience with many different clients.
This includes,
Managing Director

Operations Manager

Factory Managers (5)
Production Managers
Quality Assurance manager
Transport and Logistics
Plant Engineer
Warehouse Manager
Microbiologist

Product Development Manager

 

 Fully Equipped laboratory
Modern administration block
Medical Clinic for Staff
Fully Equipped workshop
Boreholes for water
40000 Kg Weigh Bridge
Staff canteen
Accommodation for Executive and other staff

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