• About Kapa Oil

Mission Statement

Our operations are based on the manufacture of edible oils, margarine, baking powder, detergent powder, laundry and toilet soaps and glycerine. We aim to lead the market in terms of quality and performance of our products and customer service.

Vision Statement

Kapa is committed to being the ’benchmark company’ for quality products in Africa.

Commitment Statement

Kapa focuses on ‘value for money’. We aim at providing our customers with premium quality consumer goods at competitive prices while operating in an environmentally sensitive and socially responsible manner. All our processes and procedures are of the highest quality, designed to give results of premium quality. The mechanics and techniques behind our processes and procedures gives zero allowance for error therefore producing high quality products and ensuring quality consistency.

Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics for Business in Kenya

Kapa Oil Refineries Ltd signed up, to support and implement the Code of Ethics for Business in Kenya, in March 2012.

The Code of Ethics is an initiative of the business community through Kenya Association of Manufacturers to promote and enhance ethics in the conduct of business in Kenya. The code is based on the ten principles of the UN Global Compact deriving from the areas of Human Rights, Labour Standards, Environment and Anti-corruption. The Company not only implements this code but also expects business partners to likewise adhere to it and does not replace, but complements, the Company’s Codes of Ethics.

The Code states:

We, the Business Community, recognise that ethical business brings about good business. We are committed to play a proactive role in building a globally competitive and prosperous nation, with a high quality of life, as envisioned in Vision 2030. As good corporate citizens, we commit to treating our stakeholders with respect, to run our businesses with responsibility, to act in compliance with applicable laws, and to be actively involved in corruption prevention. Our commitment to these ethical standards determines our interaction with our stakeholders (that is, our organisations; our shareholders and investors; users of our products and services; our suppliers, contractors and agents; our society; and our state and government) and the environment.

As a company, we aspire to live up to the code and adhere to its requirements, basing our company policies on the code and dedicating resources towards achieving aspirations of the code. We shall strive to ensure that our operations serve to strengthen this code.

As a socially responsible and ethical organization, Kapa commits to:

  • Treating our stakeholders with respect.
  • Run our business responsibly with accountability, integrity, honesty and transparency.
  • Act in compliance with applicable laws
  • Be actively involved in the prevention of corruption

It is our intention, as an organization, to live up to the spirit of the Code of Ethics for business in Kenya and conduct our business in an environment that is ethically sound.

Our Policies

  • Quality of Our Products

    We ensure the best quality and food safety practices in our processes complying with the international quality management systems, ISO 9001:2008 and HACCP Standards requirements as well as specifications by Kenya Bureau of Standards

    Commitment

    Kapa is committed to producing safe and high quality products for all our customers and provision of quality services to all stakeholders.

    Product Quality and Safety

    We ensure the best quality and food safety practices in our processes complying with the international quality management systems, ISO 9001:2008 and HACCP Standards requirements as well as specifications by Kenya Bureau of Standards;

    • We adapt to the latest available technology in the manufacture of our products.
    • We effectively and efficiently maintain all our facilities for hygienic production, storage and dispatch of our products.
    • We believe in continuous staff development and regularly train our staff on quality and safety management practices, ethics at work place, health and safety measures ensuring adherence to all applicable standards, rules and regulations.
    • We take into serious consideration feedback received from the market and our consumers regarding ways of better improving our products giving rise to continual research and development.
    • We endeavour to maintain and continually improve our food safety and quality management systems by keeping ourselves abreast with any food safety and quality information for prompt preventive action if necessary.

    We strive to be progressive and proactive by reviewing our quality objectives from time to time in order to meet changing consumer needs and challenges whilst ensuring Kapa sustains itself as a commercially successful business.

  • Our Employees

    We ensure the best quality and food safety practices in our processes complying with the international quality management systems, ISO 9001:2008 and HACCP Standards requirements as well as specifications by Kenya Bureau of Standards

    Commitment

    Kapa is committed to producing safe and high quality products for all our customers and provision of quality services to all stakeholders.

    Product Quality and Safety

    We ensure the best quality and food safety practices in our processes complying with the international quality management systems, ISO 9001:2008 and HACCP Standards requirements as well as specifications by Kenya Bureau of Standards;

    • We adapt to the latest available technology in the manufacture of our products.
    • We effectively and efficiently maintain all our facilities for hygienic production, storage and dispatch of our products.
    • We believe in continuous staff development and regularly train our staff on quality and safety management practices, ethics at work place, health and safety measures ensuring adherence to all applicable standards, rules and regulations.
    • We take into serious consideration feedback received from the market and our consumers regarding ways of better improving our products giving rise to continual research and development.
    • We endeavour to maintain and continually improve our food safety and quality management systems by keeping ourselves abreast with any food safety and quality information for prompt preventive action if necessary.

    We strive to be progressive and proactive by reviewing our quality objectives from time to time in order to meet changing consumer needs and challenges whilst ensuring Kapa sustains itself as a commercially successful business.

  • Human Rights

    We ensure the best quality and food safety practices in our processes complying with the international quality management systems, ISO 9001:2008 and HACCP Standards requirements as well as specifications by Kenya Bureau of Standards

    Commitment

    Kapa is committed to producing safe and high quality products for all our customers and provision of quality services to all stakeholders.

    Product Quality and Safety

    We ensure the best quality and food safety practices in our processes complying with the international quality management systems, ISO 9001:2008 and HACCP Standards requirements as well as specifications by Kenya Bureau of Standards;

    • We adapt to the latest available technology in the manufacture of our products.
    • We effectively and efficiently maintain all our facilities for hygienic production, storage and dispatch of our products.
    • We believe in continuous staff development and regularly train our staff on quality and safety management practices, ethics at work place, health and safety measures ensuring adherence to all applicable standards, rules and regulations.
    • We take into serious consideration feedback received from the market and our consumers regarding ways of better improving our products giving rise to continual research and development.
    • We endeavour to maintain and continually improve our food safety and quality management systems by keeping ourselves abreast with any food safety and quality information for prompt preventive action if necessary.

    We strive to be progressive and proactive by reviewing our quality objectives from time to time in order to meet changing consumer needs and challenges whilst ensuring Kapa sustains itself as a commercially successful business.

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Our History

  • Karania Packers

    Karania Packers was established in the late 1960’s as a salt packaging and baking powder manufacturer. Karania packers grew steadily and ventured into producing cooking fats and edible oils. As a result, it became to be known as Kapa Oil Refineries Ltd.

    1960s

  • Toss Detergent

    In addition to the cooking oils 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.

    1980s

  • FMCG Industry

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

    1990s

  • Numi Noodles

    In keeping with the innovative spirit at Kapa Oil Refineries, we became the first local manufacturer of noodles, introducing the Numi Instant Noodles brand that has 3 flavours which are Numi Chicken BBQ, Numi Chicken PiriPiri and Numi Veg Mchuzi Mix. We also introduced a second variant of Prestige Margarine that is enhanced with Vanilla Flavour, best for spreading and baking purposes.

    During this time, Kapa also cemented its commitment to quality by being certified the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 award for its 'Quality Management Systems' in the manufacture of cooking fats, edible oils, margarine, baking powder, laundry soaps and glycerine.

    2000s

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