Kisumu Governor Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o has presided over the official opening of KEDA Ceramics International Miwani Factory.
KEDA (Kenya) Ceramics International Co. Ltd is the second ceramic project which is a Joint Venture incorporated in 2016 by KEDA Clean Energy and SUNDA International
With an initial investment of 50 million USD and expected to reach up to 160 million USD, the factory which is situated in Miwani ward on a 150 acres piece of land is expected to have 3 ceramics tiles, 2 sanitary ware production lines and fast moving consumer goods ( FMCG ) industrial park upon completion.
So far the plant has created over 800 direct employment opportunities with more expected to be employed and at least 3000 indirect jobs.
The plant’s tiles brand name ” Twyford ” is now available in our local stores with the excess being exported to the neighboring EAC countries.
The firm’s Managing Director (MD), Rui Qin Li said the Industrial Park within the facility once complete will produce three different types of ceramic tiles besides two sanitary ware production lines and a Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) unit.
Qin Li further revealed that the projected investment is expected to reach Sh16 billion with the factory set to produce semi-porcelain tiles, wall tiles, and porcelain floor tiles.
He said the KEDA Ceramic tiles brand name ‘Twyford’ is already available in the local market and was also being exported to the six East African Community (EAC) partner states; Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Sudan.
“The estimated tile production by the firm will be 40,000 Sq. meters, 25,000 Sq. meters and 20,000 Sq. meters in three phases in that order,” he explained.
Qin Li further stated that cumulatively, the project will produce 30 million Sq. meters every year to satisfy the ever increasing demand for ceramic tiles for its broad based clientele in the region. Phase 1 of the project involves the construction of a production line for floor and wall tiles.