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For over decades, KAPA has been a beacon of excellence in providing household essentials. Our rich history is woven with a legacy of quality, trust, and innovation, making every KAPA product a story of enduring craftsmanship and reliability.

Karania Packers
Timeline of Karania Packers' Historical Evolution

In the late 1960s, Karania Packers was founded as a producer of baking powder and salt packaging. Karania Packers expanded gradually and started making edible oils and cooking fats. It was then dubbed Kapa Oil Refineries Ltd.

Toss Detergent
Toss into the New Year with Fresh Laundry Routine

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.

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.

First Certification of ISO 9001: 2000 Quality Managagment System
Certification of ISO 9001: 2000

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.

HACCP Certification
HACCP Certification
Kapa Signed up to UN Global Compact
UN Global Compact
Bought and commissioned the noodle plant under the brand name Numi Instant Noodles
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.

Kapa Installed and Commissioned the First of its Kind Boiler in East Africa
Kapa Installed and Commissioned the Frist of it Kind Biomass Boiler Eastern Africa
We ventured into the tissue category with Neptune and Softleaf brands.
Upgrade from HACCP to ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System
Upgrade from HACCP to ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System
Relaunched the Noodle brand in Partnership with Sojitz under the brand name Nala Instant Noodles
Nala noodles

Navigating our progress

We take pride in being a brand that not only delivers excellence but also upholds the values of honesty, responsibility, and sustainability.


From sourcing the finest ingredients to crafting premium products, we uphold the highest standards at every step.


We believe in transparency, ensuring that what goes into every product is not just of the highest quality but also aligns with our ethical standards.


Consistency is the bedrock of our brand. With a steadfast commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, we’ve earned the trust of generations.


Passed down through generations, KAPA’s family history reflects a deep commitment to craftsmanship, integrity, and the well-being of our community.


We believe that a diverse workforce brings a multitude of perspectives, experiences, and talents, driving creativity and resilience in an ever-evolving market.


KAPA is not only dedicated to providing quality products and inspiring moments of happiness for individuals but also strives to make a positive impact on the community at large. 

Our commitment to community impact is rooted in several key principles that drive our initiatives.

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