REA Vipingo Plantations Limited

Our major supply source, REA Vipingo Plantations Limited ("RVP"), is quoted on the Nairobi Stock Exchange. Included in the assets of RVP are two working sisal farms in Tanzania - Amboni Plantations Limited ("APL") and two large sisal farms in Kenya - DWA and Vipingo.

For marketing purposes, the association with RVP represents nearly 20,000 tons per year of high quality, decorticated East African sisal.

Annual production at APL (Tanzania) is between 7500 and 8000 tons, DWA Estate (Kibwezi, Kenya) is around 7000 tons and at the Vipingo Estate (North of Mombasa, Kenya) it is around 5000 tons. A continued programme of replanting at these estates has seen an increase of more than 3,000 tons in the past 5 years and futher increases are forecast. Such a strong basis in overall level of supply enables Wigglesworth to offer long term continuity of product and quality from this source.

Also included within the assets of RVP is the Amboni Spinning Mill, situated at Pongwe, near Tanga. The emphasis of the mill in recent years has moved away from the agricultural twine market towards the higher value, commercial yarn market. The mill machinery has been refurbished and replaced accordingly.

Today, the mill has the capacity to produce up to 2,500 tonnes per annum of yarns in the range of 150 to 900 meters per kg and ropes in range of 5mm to 40mm diameter.

The "finer" yarns have a variety of uses, but are mostly aimed at the wire rope core and carpet industries world-wide.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN FURTHER INFORMATION RELATING TO RVP, OR IN PURCHASING EITHER SISAL FIBRE OR SISAL PRODUCTS FROM THE GROUP SHOULD CONTACT THE EXCLUSIVE MARKETING AGENTS, WIGGLESWORTH AND CO.LIMITED.

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