Chandaria Industries to build KES 5 Billion Tissue Paper manufacturing facility at Tatu Industrial Park

6 October
2016

East and Central Africa’s leading tissue and hygiene products manufacturer positions itself for further tissue paper growth

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Chandaria Industries, the largest tissue and hygiene products manufacturer in East and Central Africa, will build a new state-of-the-art tissue paper manufacturing facility at Tatu Industrial Park, East Africa’s leading industrial zone near Nairobi.

Kenya-based Chandaria Industries’ products are a popular choice of everyday life across African homes. It is also the largest recycler of paper waste in East and Central Africa. The company will construct one of the largest tissue paper manufacturing facilities in Africa as an addition to their existing manufacturing facility and headquarters in Ruaraka, to meet increasing demand for its market leading brands. The new facility will be built on 29 acres and will employ at least an additional 1,000 people.

“Since 1964, Chandaria Industries has always believed in local manufacturing and employment creation, and that is exactly what we are doing at our new tissue paper manufacturing facility at Tatu Industrial Park. The company has always encouraged Kenyans to ‘Buy Kenyan, Build Kenya’”, said Group CEO Darshan Chandaria. “We are excited about our expansion and hope it will motivate other leading industrial players to positively contribute to Kenya’s national development in line with Vision 2030.”

Nick Langford, Country Head of Rendeavour, Tatu City’s developer and majority owner, said: “We are very proud to be associated with Chandaria Industries as they start another chapter in their already successful journey. They will join other leading Kenyan, regional and multi-national companies establishing manufacturing bases at Tatu Industrial Park. These businesses represent a significant investment in the Kenyan economy, are some of the largest employers and generate large revenues that power the country’s dynamic growth.”

Tatu Industrial Park is the ideal location for local, regional and international companies expanding in Africa through a hub in Kenya. Tatu Industrial Park provides power, water, sewerage and industrial grade paved roads to industrial plots of varying sizes. Located within easy proximity to Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Runda, Kenyatta University, UniCity, Thika Highway and the Northern and Eastern Bypasses, Tatu Industrial Park offers 450 acres of serviced industrial land.

About Chandaria Industries (www.chandaria.com)

Established in 1964, Chandaria Industries has grown from a small tissue converting operation to the largest tissue and hygiene products manufacturer in Kenya, East and Central Africa. It is the only tissue and hygiene products manufacturer in Kenya that manufactures its products 100% in Kenya. It is also the only fully integrated Tissue Paper manufacturer whose process starts from everyday paper waste as the raw material to the final distribution of its finished products. Being an ISO certified company, Chandaria Industries’ processes and systems ensure the manufacturing of quality products with a strong commitment to recycling and environmental protection. They are focused on transforming the lives of Africans by making basic hygiene more affordable through world class and efficient manufacturing processes.

They have the widest range of products in their tissue and hygiene portfolio, achieving Superbrands status through brands such as Velvex, the most popular choice in the premium category. Nice & Soft, Toilex, Rosy and Dawn Pekee are also market leading brands and together provide a rich selection for every customer segment. The brands market leadership positions are evident across supermarkets, retailers, wholesalers, hospitals, hotels, shopping malls, offices, restaurants and every other FMCG channel.

About Tatu City (www.tatucity.com)

Tatu City is a 2,500-acre, mixed-use and mixed-income development with residential, commercial, industrial, tourism, social and recreation amenities for more than 70,000 residents and 30,000 day visitors. Underlying Tatu City’s design is a visionary concept aiming to shift urban development in Kenya from the familiar single node model to a decentralized urban environment. By doing so, Tatu will significantly de-congest the City of Nairobi by offering a unique live, work and play environment.

Media Contact                                                  Tatu Industrial Park Sales

Daisy Wanjala                                                   Tito Oduk
Marketing Manager                                            Commercial Sales Manager
marketing@chandaria.com                                  TOduk@tatucity.com
+254 (707) 438-789                                            +254 (792) 482-176