The Vegpro Group is one of the leading growers, processors and exporters of prepared and pre-pack vegetables and high quality roses to the UK and mainland European supermarket trade. We export in the region of 250 tonnes per week of vegetables and 2 million stems of roses. We also have a substantial rose top-graft business supplying Kenyan and regional rose producers with up to 7,500,000 top-grafts per annum.
We are known for innovation and currently are making large investments in hydroponic vegetable production, new crops such as asparagus and raspberries and new farming and packing facilities.
The Group grows most of its own produce on six wholly owned farms located throughout the highlands of Kenya. We also have long term production agreements with a number of very large scale outgrowers and small holder groups which are closely controlled by our staff.
All our production is Eurepgap certified.
By spreading production and taking advantage of various microclimates, an all year round continuity of supply is assured. A wide range of vegetable crops are grown including runner beans, french beans, mangetout and sugar snap peas, baby carrots, salad onions and baby corn, as well as other speciality items specifically used as ingredients in the prepared product mixes.
Our roses are grown in modern greenhouses on four farms, either directly in the ground or by using Hydroponics systems. All fertiliser and irrigation applications are centrally controlled by computers to ensure the highest quality product. We also have a “state of the art” propagation unit where rose top grafts are produced, both for our own rose plantings and also for sale to other rose growers.
In total, we have over 2,500ha of production land; we plant over 45ha of vegetable crops per week and have 100 Ha of flower production. We are also developing soft fruit production, mainly focused on strawberry production.
All our production is centrally processed in our modern air conditioned facilities located within the cargo terminal of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.
Here we have the ability to process and pack up to 40 tonnes per day of pre-packed and prepared vegetables that are then flown nightly to the European market. Our location within the airport means that products can be delivered to flights shortly before departure time, thus ensuring that there is no break in the cool chain.