Over the next two years, New KCC will be upgrading its machinery in all of its processing facilities as it sets its eyes on a growing local and regional demand for its milk and milk products.
Milk processor New KCC is modernising its equipment at a cost of Sh1 billion in readiness for a foray into more foreign markets. On its radar is South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Arab world.
“This year alone, we will have spent Sh700 million to replace obsolete machines in our factories to enhance capacity. We started in Nyahururu and Dandora with Sh300 million and Sh400 million for the Eldoret factory,” said Mr Nixon Sigey, the New KCC managing director when he inspected the new machines at the Eldoret factory last week.
Other plants which will benefit from the modernisation programme are Nyahururu, Dandora Kitale, Kiganjo and Sotik.
The firm said the two-year programme, which begun in 2016, seeks to increase its processing capacity and curb wastage during oversupply.