Proctor & Allan to open a US$ 20m manufacturing plant in Kenya

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Proctor & Allan East Africa, the region’s leading manufacturer and marketer of quality breakfast cereals and other nutritious foods is set to establish a US$ 20m manufacturing plant in Limuru, Kenya, a move that will increase its production.

Chief Executive Officer of Proctor & Allan East Africa, David Kamau confirmed the reports and said the new factory is anticipated to start operating by April this year, and that it will be producing breakfast cereals, oats and pre-cooked, fortified flour. It will also make use the latest technology in food processing.

This initiative will see the company increase its production capacity to 7 tons per hour, and further create employment to an estimated 200 workers.

For them to reach the 7 tons target, they will be forced to import manufacturing machines from Europe for the manufacturing plant.

This facility expansion project has come at a time when Kellogg, a New York Stock Exchange listed foods has announced that it will, this year, start business in Kenya. In Kenya, Kellogg’s brands include Pringles potato crisps, Rice Krispies, Fruit Loops, Coco Pops and Frosties.