The Company was established in 2001 as Tumiani Trading (K) Limited to where it also dealt with buying and processing cashewnuts for export and local markets.
In the year 2006, it changed its name to Exotic Trading (K) Limited in order to reflect the nature of various agricultural products the company is engaged and plans to engage in. This includes, sisal, legumes, Charcoal and other products.
The company owns approximately 45,000 acre of farmland of which 7000 acre are planted with sisal. It processes and manufactures raw sisal fibre mainly for export and some for local use.
It has a capacity of processing more than 1350 metric tonnes per year where 70% is exported and 30% sold to the local market.
There are 2 main grades that come out of our production system, mainly UG and SSUG. Other rare grades include 3L and Tow, forming less than 1%. There are also by products that are available such as Flume Tow.
USES OF SISAL FIBRE
Globally the amount of sisal fibre produced annually is 24000 tonnes. High quality fibre produced in East Africa is sold to a variety of markets and used to make high quality carpet, buffing or polishing clothe and speciality pulp used to manufacture, cigarette papers and bank notes.
Among other products Sisal fibre is also increasingly used in the building industry particularly for plaster re enforcement. Most Fibre produced in East Africa is exported, almost exclusively produced in large scale development.
As extraction of fibre uses only a small percentage of the plant, some attempts to improve economic viability have focused on utilizing the waste material for production of biogas, for stockfeed, or the extraction of pharmaceutical materials.