UNGA GROUP LIMITED
Unga Group Limited is a Kenya-based holding company that has a majority shareholding in companies involved with the manufacture and marketing of a broad range of human nutrition, animal nutrition and animal health products.
Unga Group Limited entered into a strategic investment partnership with US-based Seaboard Corporation in 2000 to form Unga Holdings Limited in which Unga Group Limited owns 65% and Seaboard Corporation 35%.
Unga Holdings Limited subsidiaries include Unga Limited, Unga Farm Care (EA) Limited and Unga Millers (U) Limited. Over 90% of the company’s revenue is derived from Kenya with the remainder attributed to sales in Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.
Unga Limited, one of Kenya’s oldest companies, was established in 1908 with the aim of serving the milling needs of the fledgling wheat growing industry in the Rift Valley region. The first mill was commissioned in April 1909. Subsequent expansion resulted in additional investments in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Today, Unga Holdings Limited has production facilities in Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kampala and Dar-es-Salaam.
Our Vision “Nutrition for Life” will direct the Company’s future growth towards a portfolio of diversified value-added products in Eastern Africa and beyond.
Unga Holdings Limited is headquartered in Nairobi with three operating subsidiaries:
Unga Limited prides itself on being Kenya’s oldest and still one of the largest millers, with
over a century of heritage in grain milling.
UNGA MILLERS (U) LIMITED
Unga Millers (U) Limited mills wheat flour in Kampala and distributes a range of products from its associate companies in Kenya.
UNGA FARM CARE (EA) LIMITED
Unga Farm Care (EA) Limited is the region’s leading manufacturer and marketer of a broad portfolio of quality animal nutrition and health products.
OUR VISION, MISSION, CORE VALUES AND PaTaMu PHILOSOPHY
Nutrition for Life.
Achieve and maintain market share leadership in provision of superior human nutrition, animal nutrition and animal health products and services for the benefits of all stakeholders within Eastern Africa.
We are an organisation that delivers on the expectations of our customers and other stakeholders by living these core values:-
Every one of us is a leader. We take pride, set the right example and hold ourselves accountable for achieving our individual and collective goals. We take responsibility for our own success and setbacks. We celebrate success and see setbacks as an opportunity for growth.
We build trust and honour our commitments to one another by communicating actively and openly.
We treat each and every person with respect and value the diversity they bring to the company.
We are fair and honest in all our interactions with one another; we earn our reputation by adhering to the highest moral and ethical standards.
We are a learning organisation, constantly looking for ways to improve. We embrace creativity, change and opportunity; deliver innovative solutions to the market place and will take informed, responsible risks.
We develop in our people the ability to continually improve our processes, products and services through living PaTaMu.
Our success is dependent on the collective energy, expertise and intellect of our team members. We foster collaboration while maintaining individual accountability. We strive to create a work environment where motivated team members can flourish and succeed to their highest potential.
Unga Holdings Limited has embraced the PaTaMu (an acronym for ‘Pamoja Tuangamize Muda’) Model as a Continual Improvement strategy that strives to eliminate wasteful activities in its many and varied processes. Through PaTaMu Unga Holdings Limited has been able to improve its productivity, quality, delivery and safety while maintaining highly motivated teams.
By focusing on its four Continual Improvement Pillars (Total Productive Maintenance, Total Flow Management, Total Quality Management and Safety, Health and Environment), significant savings have been realised while maintaining high levels of customer and supplier satisfaction.
The Pillars are supported by a dynamic 6K program that promotes workplace organisation and standardisation through extensive visual management.
A key enabler to the PaTaMu journey is the Learning, Change and Development program. As an organisation, our mandate is to develop people to have a mindset that everything can be improved. By continuously engaging teams, we are able to respond to the ever changing business environment. Our drive for self development that is being embedded in our culture has seen us maintain a competitive edge in our businesses.