Multinational chewing gum manufacturer Wrigley Company has decided to set up a Ksh5.8 billion factory in Mavoko. It produces Big G, PK, Doublemint, Juicy Fruit and Orbit brands which are very popular in Kenya. The new factory will double the output to 7.84 billion pellets annually.
Wrigley currently has a 75% market share in the country just ahead of main competitors Lotte Confectionery Company who have a 14% market share. The current factory serves Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and South Sudan.
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, Industrial CS Adan A Mohamed and US Ambassador to Kenya Robert F Godec were in attendance. Check out the photos