KWAL breaks ground on new US$36.5m ultra-modern manufacturing facility, eyes bigger market share

KENYA – Kenyan manufacturer and distributor of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages KWAL, has started construction of its new Ksh. 4 billion (US$36.5m) ultra-modern manufacturing facility at Tatu City Industrial Park Ruiru. The beverage maker held a ground breaking ceremony which was attended by the Chief Administrative Secretary, Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development Lawrence Karanja, Kiambu County Governor Hon. James Nyoro, KWAL Board Chairperson Kuria Muchiru, and KWAL Managing Director Lina Githuka. According to KWAL, establishment of the new facility will enable it to meet consumer demand for its portfolio of…

Read More

KWAL launches new non-alcoholic drink Nature’s Fresh, holds virtual employee awards event

KENYA – Kenyan manufacturer and distributor of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages KWAL, has introduced a new addition to its brand portfolio, Nature’s Fresh. Coming in two flavours i.e. Grape & Cherry and Mango & Apple, the launch of the product is aligned with the company’s diversification strategy to expand its product portfolio to meet emerging consumer needs. According to a statement issued by the KWAL Commercial Director Greg Pitt, “Nature’s fresh is a great addition to KWAL’s non-alcoholic beverage portfolio which the company is already very proud of.” The other…

Read More

Kenya Wine Agencies donates to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

KENYA – Kenyan manufacturer, importer and distributor of wine and spirits, Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL), has donated Ksh. 10 million (US$93,800) to the Kenya COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to support the spirited fight against COVID-19. According to a statement issued by the company, the donation was presented by Managing Director Lina Githuka and Legal Director, Doris Thangei and will be used to boost welfare interventions which include providing food and essential commodities to vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic. In addition, it will also be utilized for purchase of medical…

Read More

Kenyan corporates gear up their support in fighting spread of the corona virus

Coronavirus

KENYA – Bidco Africa, one of the leading consumer good company in East Africa is the latest corporate entity to provide the much-needed boost to the Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund with a Sh25 million (US$233,000) donation. The Thika-based manufacturer of fast-moving consumer goods has also replaced its corporate colours with those of the national flag in solidarity with Kenyans going through different challenges in the wake of the deadly virus. “We affirm our continued commitment to stand by all Kenyans and the world at large to provide unwavering support and…

Read More

Kenya Wines launches new triple distilled cane spirit Caribia

KENYA – Kenya Wine Agency Limited (KWAL), wines and spirits manufacturer in Kenya has launched a new brand, Caribia Cane spirit, a triple distilled cane spirit. The launch was in line with KWAL’s strategic plan to increase its market share in the alcoholic beverages market. “We are delighted to introduce finely crafted Caribia cane which is the latest addition to our growing local brand portfolio.” “Through informed market research we are committed to continuously craft more refreshing and innovative drinks that appeal to our consumers,” said the KWAL Commercial Director…

Read More

Italian bottle screw-top maker Guala Closures opens US$5.5m factory in Kenya

KENYA – Guala Closures East Africa (GCEA) subsidiary of the Guala Closures Group (GCG), screw-top manufacturer, has opened its KSh570 million (US$5.5m) factory in Nairobi, Kenya. The Italian listed company has set up the plant in Kenya targeting to produce bottle caps for alcohol and beverage manufacturers across East Africa. The firm operates 29 production sites in five continents supplying alcoholic, edible oils and other bottled beverage makers services firms in 100 countries. GCEA currently supplies caps locally to leading brands like Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL), East African Breweries…

Read More

KWAL unveils new ciders production line to grow market share

KENYA – The Kenya Wines Agency Limited (KWAL) has launched a new production line for the local manufacture of ciders as it seeks to expand into the growing alcoholic beverage sector in the country. The launch, which comes at a time when the firm is celebrating 50 years in the alcohol manufacturing business, will initially major in production of the ‘Hunters Gold’ cider. “As we celebrate 50 years of being in business, our focus is on business expansion as well as growth in market share across all the products in…

Read More

Commission engages transaction advisor in Kenya Wine Agencies privatisation deal

KENYA – The Privatisation Commission of Kenya is set to engage a transaction advisor in conducting due diligence to advise on best in the Kenya Wine Agencies Ltd (Kwal) privatisation deal. Business Daily reports that the privatisation commission has awarded a tender to a transaction advisor as the deal nears closure. Joseph Koskey Chief Executive Officer at the commission said that the transaction advisor is expected to gather information and prepare a report within three month s which for assessment by the steering committee and the Cabinet. The transaction advisor…

Read More

Government starts process to sell KWAL, Agrochemical stakes in privatization move

KENYA – The government is seeking to sell its stake in companies such as Kenya Wine Agencies Ltd (Kwal), Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) and Agrochemical and Food Corporation (ACFC) in a deal to render them private. The Privatisation Commission which is seeking consultants on the sale-off, will oversee the process that hopes to unlock billions of shillings. According to Daily Nation, the consultants will be expected to establish the financial health of the firms to inform valuations as well as prepare contracts including share transfer agreements. This is the second…

Read More