Human Resource Department
Agro-Chemical and Food Company Ltd (ACFC) was established in 1978 to produce alcohol from sugar cane molasses. The company was incorporated in 1978 under the Companies Act Cap 486. It is a unique joint venture between the private sector and the Government of Kenya (GoK).
ACFC is a leading manufacturer and supplier of various grades of spirits, yeast and Co2. It is based in Muhoroni, Kenya which is 60 km from Kisumu City and 40 km from Kericho town.
Currently the Company has a work force of 263 employees divided in categories of Management and union. There are 103 Management staff and 160 belong to the Union.
The percentage of female employees is 11.5 while the one of male employees is 88.5.
HR is a key partner in the implementation of ACFC`s corporate strategic plan. Departmental mission is to align all HR activities with the general strategic direction of the Company.
Our objective is to recruit, develop and retain competent staff of high integrity. We seek to empower our staff to develop world class processes that will drive business growth.
This strategy is maintained by attracting and retaining high caliber staff, maintaining competitive remuneration package, performance Management, cordial employee relations, championing of good ethics, improving staff welfare and rendering administrative support services.
The Company runs extensive in house and external training programmes to build up employees capacities to better improve their skills. We plan and maximize on training and development of our workforce through appropriate Training Needs Assessment and Training Impact Assessment to determine the return on investment on our training activities.
The Company also operates a comprehensive medical scheme for its employees and their dependents. It also runs a well-stocked dispensary for minor ailments.
In addition to this, the Company also owns a fully-fledged Primary School called Muhoroni Furaha for its employees and members of the community. The School does very well in National exams and co-curricular activities.
At ACFC we also run a comprehensive wellness system with a state of the art gymnasium. There is also a well-equipped members club, where employees relax after a hard day’s work.
Our work procedures are world class since we are ISO 9001-2001 and ISO 22000 Certified.