This year marks our 18 years of operation since the launch of Keroche Breweries Ltd. Within that time, the breweries has grown in leaps and bounds to become the biggest brewer in East Africa’s biggest economy.
This year alone we expanded our production capacity by more than 10-fold after opening a new plant this May in Naivasha, a dormitory town found within Kenya’s scenic Rift Valley Province.
To launch the new production line we received a loan worth 5-billion shillings from Barclays Bank Kenya Ltd. We shall repay the loan by 2020. As a result of the new plant we increased our output volume to 110 million litres of beer a year from 10 million litres.
We are also planning to start supplying our products to shops in neighbouring Tanzania and Uganda by the end of this year. And God willing we shall list the company at the Nairobi Securities Exchange within the next five years.
Currently we control 5 percent of the market but we are determined to increase our market share to 20 percent within the next 5 years.
In big measure, therefore, Keroche Breweries Ltd is headed for momentous growth in the years to come. And we are taking nothing for granted as we are determined to provide our esteemed customers with the same affordable and natural beer that has continued to endear itself to the market place.
And in conclusion I wish to invite you to taste any of our great brands but remember to drink responsibly.
May God bless you all.
CEO, KEROCHE BREWERIES
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