The Company

Katani Limited is a Tanzanian company established in 1996 as a sisal fibre primary producer, producer of sisal products, marketer and sisal contract farming manager and producer and distributor of renewable energy.

It also has a minority shareholding in a heifer breeding Company. with its head quarters at Katani House in Tanga City. It acquired a hundred percent shareholding in a privatized company (MGC) from the Government of Tanzania at privatization of the state-owned Tanzania Sisal Authority. The company is owned by eighty Tanzanian professionals in the sisal industry through the Mkonge Investment and Management Company (MIM), some local investors through Afrika Mpya Ltd and the National Social Security Fund (NSSF).

Katani Limited owns a number of subsidiary companies:

  • TANCORD (1998) Ltd that runs a spinning and weaving mill at Ngomeni in Muheza District - Tanga Region which has a potential capacity of 20,000 tons. The subsidiary company plans to diversify into production of building materials whose raw materials will include sisal fibre.
  • Five (5) sisal estates in Korogwe District - Tanga Region with a total of 10 decorticating factories where sisal is grown through a contract farming scheme known as the sisal smallholder and outgrower (SISO) scheme
  • Kilimo Engineering Systems Limited (KeS) – an integrated workshop for land preparation, road construction and spare parts fabrication
  • Mkonge Energy Systems Company Ltd (MeS) whose mandate is to engage in the production of electricity from sisal biomass, hydro power, wind, solar and geothermal sources
  • A Minority share in MIM Associates Ltd - a consultancy company
  • A Minority share in Mruazi Heifer Breeding Company
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