Kenya Breweries has announced plans to invest KSh1 billion in a new production line, seeking to tap the growing appetite for spirits in Kenya.
The firm says the funds will be used to modernize its production line and expand storage capacity. They will also go towards a 20,000 bottles per hour distillery line that will double production at KBL’s Nairobi plant.
KBL head of innovations Victoria Mbugua says the new production line will allow KBL to begin local production of international spirit brands.
Kenya’s spirit market is the third biggest in Africa, behind leaders South Africa and Nigeria. According to the Kenya Breweries Limited, mainstream spirits were the top performer in the last financial year recording a 22% year-on-year growth in Kenya.