Grekkon Limited: Best Voted Irrigation Company In Kenya
In 2017, two Kenyan agriprenuers came together to establish an irrigation systems firm . It was to serve small to medium scale commercial farmers in Kenya. They set up up what would two years later be the best voted irrigation company in Kenya. . While improving the clients’ overall yield, and income from farming. They focused on this niche because of the presence of large international irrigation service providers in the country. These companies clientele were the large ornamental, cereal and vegetable growers. Smaller growers had to fend for themselves because they were never a priority for these large corporates.
The other objective was to do further by offering expert irrigation, greenhouse, water pumps, and dam lining expertise to these small scale to medium scale commercial farmers, who had no professional entity to consult for such. This was through physical site visits to carry out assessments, provide advice, and carry out irrigation project reviews afterwards. And so, Grekkon Limited – Irrigation Hub was born. It was headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, and has over the last four years opened five more branches in Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Nyahururu, and Meru, all in Kenya.
Two years after establishment, Grekkon won the coveted Most Preferred Irrigation Systems Company of the Year award in 2019. This was at the prestigious Agribusiness Excellence Awards ceremony. The farmers in their votes had finally spoken!
Grekkon Limited in its innovation introduced the rain hose irrigation system. This new product solved many irrigation challenges for commercial vegetable and corn farmers. The company is the market leader in research and commercialization of natural solar dryers, each unit designed to meet the product or market drying requirements. Today, Grekkon Limited is the largest supplier of natural solar dryers within the east Africa community states.
Grekkon Limited’s resounding success is largely due to its team of field professionals who provide engineering, commercial, and technical services. The company organizes ‘training days’ in various regions of the country. Growers come to learn of new and existing technologies.
Best Voted Irrigation Company In Kenya: The Future
There is a growing number of medium scale farmers living in the cities, but farming in the upcountry. The need to create a web-based irrigation monitoring system is more pronounced than ever. Grekkon Limited’s IT team is developing a gadget responsive tool. This tool enables farmers to irrigate and fertilise (through fertigation) their farms remotely. It also woks s a moisture monitoring tool to alert growers when crop moisture levels fall below normal levels.
It will manage irrigation labor costs while ensuring timely delivery of water to crops.