Mau Tea Multipurpose Co-operative Society Ltd commonly referred to as Mau Tea is one of the leading Tea producing Companies in Kenya. Mau Tea forms part of the rich high altitude tea growing region west of the Rift Valley. The Multipurpose Co-operative Society is located about 10 Kilometers from Kericho along Kericho-Nakuru Highway.
To be a dynamic Agricultural Investment Co-operative society in Kenya
To produce, process and market high quality diversified agricultural products so as to raise members’ standards of living through prudent resource management.
Our Brief History:
The land was transferred from Robert Henry Wilson on 6th April 1959 to Mr. Gregory James Grant of Doune Limited and it was thus registered as Mau Forest Limited from 1985 to 1988. The Estate was managed by George Williamson Limited and in 1989 Hon. Mark Kiptarbei Arap Too bought the Estate and requested Kaisugu Limited to manage it on his behalf.
On 1st July, 1994 the Estate changed its name from Mau Forest Limited to Mau Tea Limited, a name it held until it was purchased by the local shareholders and its Diaspora on 31st October, 2001 through competitive bidding and James Finlay (K) Ltd was contracted to be the managing agent as from 1st January, 2002.
The year of commencement of operation was therefore, 1st January, 2002. James Finlay (K) Ltd managed Mau Tea Ltd for about 7 years before handing over the management back to Mau Tea.
On 5th September, 2002 the Estate changed its name to Mau Tea Multipurpose Co-operative Society Ltd which was registered as CS 9924 and Mau Tea Limited underwent a liquidation process which was completed in the year 2008. On 2nd May, 2009 the Shareholders through its Management Committee took over the Management of the Tea Estate. However, the day to day running of the Society businesses is undertaken by a team of its own Management staff.