Njoro Canning - The Begining
Mr. T.K.Patel and his family buy the canning plant originally established in 1936
The era of expansion and growth
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
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 own investment in Cameroon &Zimbabwe.
The embankment of a new century
New aims with new century
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
2003 - Stops exportation of beans to Europe due to
2003 - Invests in a spice milling plant after signing a
supply contract with Unilever (K).
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
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
2008 - Re organizes distributorship system and
appoints distributors for Golden Valley and Kenya
2010 - October–Revamping the French Beans
Project for Export.
Stepping into the Digital Era
2011 - Acquires / renews BRC (British Retail Consortium) Certification on Food Safety Management having passed with GRADE A
2012 - Undertaken supplies to United Nations
operations in Somalia, Congo Missions.
2013 - Spice factory gets ISO 22000-FSSC.
2015 - Canning plant gets ISO 22000-FSSC.