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Twiga Chemical Industries Ltd began as African Explosives and Chemical Industries (AECI) EA Ltd on 18th May 1949, when it was incorporated. At the time it was a subsidiary of the Imperial Chemical Industries PLC (ICI), UK. The company specialized in the production of explosives and fertilizers. The company was renamed Twiga Chemical Industries Ltd by a special resolution passed on July 1st, 1962. The AJ Group bought controlling interest from ICI in 1993.

The company has grown immensely since 1949, serving its customers with high-quality products and expertise to find them solutions that meet their needs. This has involved all the divisions of the company. In 2000, The Animal Health Division was introduced, adding it to the Commercial Explosives Division, Crop Protection Division,  Industrial Chemicals, and the Toll manufacturing division.

The company has also substantially invested in its operations. In 2006, the company implemented an ERP system (Oracle E-Business Suite) integrating the entire business operations alongside its manufacturing operation. This has led to increased productivity and better performance of key manufacturing milestones. A modernization drive focused on the Toll Manufacturing operations has seen the offering of the following services:

  • Formulation, packing and repackaging of:
  • Warehousing facilities for Manufactured products and their Raw and Packing Materials
  • Quality Assurance with a well-equipped laboratory for analysis of products/materials.

 In the Consumer Division boasts a range of high-quality products that are manufactured by the company for the mass market through the retail channels. Our high-quality products are approved by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) in addition to being recognized for our outstanding productivity and quality. ReadybakeMandazi Mix”, Supa Kill insecticide aerosol, Biotex 900 and Greasopan are among the products that this division produces.

Other products include pizza pre-mixes, bread improvers, enzymes, bread premixes, tin greasing oil emulsions, releasing agents and bread preservatives.

Twiga Chemical Industries Ltd remains a market leader in its industry.  The company maintains the highest level of responsive and reliable services alongside its technical support to its highly valued customers. This ensures full compliance with safety, health, and environmental regulations. The company is proactively seeking partnerships with its customers aimed at meeting customer expectations and needs.