New hass avocados, mangoes and passion fruits processing plant to be set up in Thika
Del Monte (K) Ltd will next month open a Sh 500 million processing plant in Kenol along the Thika-Murang’a highway that is expected to create 200 new jobs.
The new facility, that will start processing of avocados, mangoes and passion fruits, will have a processing capacity of 60 tonnes of fresh fruits per year.
The Thika-based pineapple juice maker also seeks to supply pineapples, mangoes and passion fruits to Coca-Cola for the production of a new range of health-conscious drinks launched last week.
Coca-Cola had said that fruits for the processing of the several juice brands of Minute Maid Nutridefenses and Powerade will be provided by Del Monte from contracted farmers across the two counties.
Currently, Del Monte employs more than 6,500 employees and creates about 28,000 indirect jobs through the production and value addition chain.
The new facility will source the fruits from local and regional growers in Murang’a and Kiambu counties.
It will then prepare and package the products from the new Del Monte facility for both local and international markets.
CREDIT: Thika Today
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