History

The name ‘Kapa’ is an acronym derived from the title ‘Karania Packers’ which was established in the late 1960’s as a salt packaging and baking powder manufacturing company.

Karania Packers grew steadily and within a short time, ventured into producing cooking fats and edible oils. As a result, it now became known as Kapa Oil Refineries Ltd. While treading in new territories, Kapa showed its commitment to innovation by being the first manufacturing company to introduce packing of cooking fats in reusable plastic containers, a norm that all cooking fat manufacturers now follow.

As the industry quickly expanded, KAPA steadily acquired more market share.  In succession to the cooking fat and edible oils, Kapa started manufacturing a premium detergent powder: –‘Toss’ that took the detergent powder market by storm. Toss has been and still is the market leader in the detergent powder category.

With continual research and development, Kapa saw prospective opportunities in the FMCG industry and proceeded to manufacture different varieties of laundry soap bars followed by margarine, glycerine and luxury toilet soaps.

In 2003, Kapa cemented its commitment to quality by being certified the prestigious ISO 9001:2000 award for its ‘Quality Management Systems’ in the manufacture of cooking fats, edible oils, margarine, baking powder, laundry soaps and glycerine.

 Kapa is proud to be the first company in the manufacturing sector to be HACCP UK certified for its edible oil processes.  Kapa takes pride in manufacturing qualitative and affordable end products for its customers. Due to this factor, Kapa has always and keeps enjoying unmatched brand loyalty from satisfied customers.

Kapa’s products are now trusted household names, not only in Kenya but throughout East, Central, West and Southern Africa as we export our diverse range of products to over 14 African countries serving the COMESA and SADC markets.

Being a consumer health driven company, Kapa believes in the manufacture of safe and healthy edible products. Unlike other cooking fats, oils and margarines in the market, Kapa products are NON-HYDROGENATED. Hydrogenation is a harmful process which alters the composition of raw materials to resemble those of plastic with the addition of trans fatty acids as a by-product of this process. All our cooking fats and cooking oils are free of hydrogenation thus making them heart friendly, cholesterol free and beneficial to the health and well-being of all consumers.