James Finlay Kenya, part of the Swire Group, a highly-diversified global business Group, has sold its Kericho-based flower farm to Black Tulip Group.
“The sale of Lemotit farm marks the end of Finlay’s restructuring to concentrate fully on the beverage market,” said Stephen Scott, Finlay Flowers general manager.
If the transaction is approved by the regulators, it’s workers will be be declared redundant according to James Finlay Kenya Managing Director, Simeon Hutchinson.
“The terms and condition of employment, and the employment contracts of all Lemotit employees will be terminated on account of redundancy, and Finlays will pay relevant dues to the affected employees,” said Mr Hutchinson.
Black Tulip Group is a “family-owned and operated” group of Companies.
It owns Golden Tulip and Laurel farms in Ol Kalau, Tulaga and Sunfloritech farms in Naivasha, Batian in Timau, and Eco Roses in Limuru and Salgaa.
The import of flowers as fresh from the farms in Kenya are made simple with service of Garden Freight, which is a part of Black Tulip Group, which offers complete logistics solutions.