Pearl Dairy Farms Ltd which is the subject of this independent energy audit is one of the 8 licensed milk processing companies in Uganda. Established in 2012, the company is a subsidiary of Kenya-based Midland Group of Companies and operates a 15-acre milk processing factory located in Mbarara district capable of handling up to 500,000 litres of raw milk per day. Table 3 outlines the general information regarding Pearl Dairy Farms Ltd.
Pearl Dairy Farms Ltd is engaged in the core business of processing liquid milk into a number of finished dairy products including:
- Full cream milk powder
- Skimmed milk powder
- Instant full cream milk powder
- Butter and Butter Oil
- UHT Whole Milk
AgroWays (U) Ltd was started in 2005 with the mission of providing high quality corn products and grain warehousing. Our mission is to be the leading provider of maize-based ingredients for food and industrial applications in Uganda.AgroWays (U) Ltd was started in 2005 with the mission of providing high quality corn products and grain warehousing. Our mission is to be the leading provider of maize-based ingredients for food and industrial applications in Uganda.
The following list of core values reflects what is truly important to us as an organization. These are not values that change from time to time, situation-to-situation or person-to-person, but rather they are the underpinning of our company culture. Many people out there feel AgroWays is an exciting company of which to be a part and a very special place to work. These core values are the primary reasons for this feeling, and they transcend our size and our growth rate. By maintaining these core values, regardless of how large AgroWays becomes, we can preserve what has always been special about our company.
These core values are the soul of our company:
- Selling the Highest Quality of cereal and industrial cereal products
- Satisfying and Delighting Our Customers
- Supporting Team Member Excellence
- Creating Wealth Through Profits & Growth
- Caring about Communities & Our Environment
- Creating ongoing win-win partnerships with our suppliers
We purchase maize from farmer groups in Busoga region and then add value to it by sorting, cleaning, grading and then selling it to the WFP, local millers, factories, schools and traders from Kenya and Southern Sudan.
We also store grain for depositors for a fee. We have a warehouse which can store 6,000 Metric Tons of grain in a year. We are registered and certified by Uganda Commodity Exchange (UCE) who trained us in warehousing meaning that our products easily make it to the international market.
Mabale Growers Tea Factory Limited is a smallholder tea farmers’ establishment located in Kyenjojo district and formerly owned by Uganda Tea Growers Corporation. It was privatised in 1995 and now owned and run by tea farmers with over 3000 shareholders in Kyenjojo and Kabarole districts.
Since its privatisation, the processing capacity has doubled from 1.5 million kilogrammes of made tea in the 1990’s to 5 million kilogrammes of made tea currently. The total area for green leaf production covers over 2500 hectares. There has been an enormous increase in annual production of green leaf from less than 1 million kilogrammes of green leaf in the 1987 to over 10 million kilogrammes of green leaf in 2016.
UGACOF is an agro processing and value-addition business. The facility at Bweyogere is Headquarter of the business in Uganda and the main coffee processing plant that; - hulls, cleans, grades and sorts coffee beans harvested before export. The processing facility is located in Kireku zone, Bweyogerere Division in Kira Municipality, Wakiso district. Boarding Mukono district along the Jinja highway; and siting on a 48,919.5 square meter piece of land.
Kayonza Growers Tea Factory (KGTF) processes green leaf tea into made-tea, ready for consumption. It is located in Kanungu district, in Western Uganda.
Kyamuhunga Tea Company LTD (KTC) was incorporated with limited liability on 21st December 2011. It is fully owned by Ugandans with a professional Board of 5 Directors with relevant expertise and experience in Business and Law; Finance and Economics; Engineering and Management; Rural Community Economic Development and Medicine/Public Health.
KTC produces black Crush, Tear and Curl (CTC) tea from quality green leaf harvested from own gardens and those of out growers located in the lush ever green hills of Greater Bushenyi in the South Western Uganda. This region lies at an altitude of 1,600m above sea level and at a latitude of 0°27’5″ S and 30°6’48” E and is famous for its rich acidic soils favouring tea growing.
KTC produces over 145,000kgs of processed black tea per month and for each consignment destined for export, an Export Certificate and Phytosanitary Certificate are issued by the relevant National Authorizing bodies namely: Uganda Export Promotions Board and Phytosanitary Inspection Services of Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries.
The company commenced full-scale production of tea in September 2013.
New Kakinga Millers Enterprises Limited is an agroprocessing company registered in Uganda as a company limited by shares and is located in Kakinga Trading Centre, Ishongororo town council in Ibanda District in Uganda.
The company’s mission is to provide quality products by adopting cost-effective production systems in order to increase tonnage of maize processed to 100 tonnes in a day by year 2021 compared to 40 tonnes being processed now. The company buys and processes maize grain in to flour for sale. Maize grain is supplied by 3000 farmers that are supported with inputs by the company in order to produce high quality maize grain.
The costs of electrical energy for production is the highest, with a two thirds (2/3) of the overall production costs at the factory. The process flow is characterized by three major processes of grain cleaning, hulling and milling with milling utilizing the highest electrical energy. The factory solely relies on electricity from the grid with electric motors used to drive these mechanical processes. The energy cost challenge is affecting her overall productivity and profitability that needs a sustainable intervention, said the Managing Director, Mr. Luck Edison. The company is optimistic of a better improved productivity future through embracing energy management and energy efficient processes and technologies in the factory.
In an effort to address the electrical energy cost challenge, the company, decided to partner with the Energy Efficiency Network, Uganda supported by GIZ and facilitated by Envidatec. The energy efficiency network is currently undertaking energy audit at the factory with the aim of identifying potential energy efficiency measures and recommendations for improvements in energy efficiency. Expansion plans are also underway by the company to increase production to 100 tonnes of maize grain milled per day from current 40 tonnes in the next one and half years. The Managing Director says this is even an opportunity for the recommendations from the energy audit to inform the construction and operation of new planned production facility.