Agro-Chemical and Food Company Limited (ACFC) was established in 1978 under the Companies Act Cap 486 to produce power alcohol from sugarcane
molasses. It was a unique joint venture between the private sector and the Government of Kenya.
The Power Alcohol was to be blended with petrol to make gasohol as a national strategy for reducing foreign exchange used to purchase petroleum oil. The project was identified by Mr. M.N. Mehta, Chairman, Mehta International Group. This programme could not be sustained because there was no policy and legal framework to regulate the use of Power Alcohol. In addition, there was resistance from the multi-national petroleum companies who feared a reduction in their market share and therefore, in 1982 the company shifted to producing various grades of spirits and yeast.
The company produces its products from raw molasses procured from various sugar factories. The total Cane molasses requirement is approximately 85,000 tons per annum.
The Company’s major products are various grades of Spirits and Yeast based brands categorized into 6 broad categories namely Bulk Spirit Range,
Compounded Spirits Range, Compounded Denatured Spirit Range, Baker’s Yeast Range, Carbon dioxide Range and Animal feeds Range.