Kenyan juice producer Kevian introduces Afia Energy Drink brand in new PET bottle

KENYA – Kevian Kenya, one of the leading beverage makers in Kenya has introduced a new packaging for its energy drink under the Afia brand. The stimulating drink coming in apple, strawberry, classic and exotic flavour is now available in a 300ml PET bottle, an addition to its canned variant. According to the company, the new packaging is aimed to foster an easy and convenient on-the-go consumption experience. “Afia Energy now also available in PET bottle for easy, convenient on-the-go consumption. Energy is on anywhere and everywhere,” stated the company…

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Kenyan juice producer Kevian partners with KARLO to commercialize hybrid potato seed varieties

KENYA – Kevian Kenya, one of the leading fruit juice producers in Kenya has entered into a contractual partnership with the Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) to produce high yielding potato seed varieties to meet growing demand. KARLO has licensed the Thika-based firm to commercialise five of its hybrid potato seeds on a 15-year contract to boost production of the right variety required by multinational franchises for making French fries, who have relied on imports to meet their customer needs, reports Business Daily. The partnership will see Kevian,…

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Kevian Kenya wins reprieve in brand legal battle against Squishy

KENYA – Kevian Kenya, a leading fruit juice producer in Kenya has been given the go ahead by a Kenyan court to proceed with plans to register the Squishy trademark even as it faces opposition from its former partner in the brand targeting children. Kevian and Squishy Drinks Limited (SDL) are now expected to try to resolve their dispute through arbitration, reports Business Daily. The two companies entered into an agreement in October 2018 towards the merging of their business interests. The firms agreed that the merger would be through…

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Kevian Kenya invests US$3.37m in subsidiary recycling plant

KENYA – Kevian Kenya, the Peek N’ Peel and Afia juice owner, has invested Sh350 million (US$ 3.37 million) in establishing a new recycling plant, Ramani Recylers in Thika, Central Kenya. Ramani Recylers, will operate as a subsidiary of the company. The plant has an installed daily production capacity of 1,500 tonnes, with the company expecting to scale up the production capacity in the future. The juice producer says the plant will recycle waste packaging papers to make ceiling boards, pallets for industrial use, doors, dustbins, roofing materials, seedling bins…

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Kevian Kenya secures US$10.93m credit facility from German wealth fund to facilitate expansion

KENYA – Kevian Kenya, a leading fruit juice producer in Kenya, has secured an additional US$10.93 million (Ksh 1.1 billion) credit facility from German sovereign wealth fund DEG to finance its expansion drive. This is the second funding that the company has secured from DEG following an earlier loan of US$7.86 million (Sh791 million) issued to the soft beverage firm in 2012. According to a Business Daily report, Kimani Rugendo, Managing director, Kevian Kenya said that the loan will enable the firm introduce more products and expand its production capacity…

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Juice manufacturer Kevian Kenya expands portfolio into energy drinks

KENYA – Kevian Kenya, a Kenyan based juice producer, has now ventured into the production of energy drinks in a move that seeks to expand its product portfolio. The producer of the renowned Afia and Pick N’ Peel juice brands said it has started producing three variants of its new ‘Afia Energy Drink’ which include apple, classic and strawberry flavours, reports Business Daily. “This is a locally formulated product that we have been working on as part of our brand expansion plan,” said Kevian managing director, Kimani Rugendo. The new…

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