How we started

From a humble beginning with only a few brands , the company has registered remarkable growth in size and its product range. LDK further fulfils its social responsibilities in supporting various charity organizations. The company whole heartedly supports the Disabled Association of Kenya, Thika School for Blind and various other orphaned children homes. LDK offers a product portfolio of over 25 brands; it’s renowned for its wide range of whisky, gin, brandy, vodka, rum and the unique Safari Cane and liqueurs. Its flag ship brands, Safari Cane and Old Monk Rum have been highly applauded for meeting international standards of quality at the Monde Selection Awards in Brussels, Belgium.

Our Vision

To be a market leader in Central and Eastern Africa
To grow as an organization and to lead as an example Innovation
Team building and motivation

Our Mission

To be a dominant and leading force in the liquor industry and assume leadership in target markets
We seek to be the most preferred employer
We recognize that our organization is built around people who are our most valuable assets
We aim to be the preferred choice for customers and suppliers

London Distillers (K) Ltd. Is the leading distiller in East Africa. With over two decades of operation in Kenya and with over 125 years experience in liqour manufacturing in other parts of the world, we continually aspire to be the preferred choice for customers and suppliers in our industry.
The journey to developing the most recognized and sought after brands in the market has however not been without its share of challenges ; but with our great asset that is our ‘Team’ and our guiding principles, we have been able to surmount most of the challenges and kept to our promise of quality brands.

“QUALITY IS OUR STRENGTH”

In deed We have invested heavily and will continue to do so to ensure that our customers and suppliers always have quality, safe and premium brands; to this end, we were the first to introduce Tamper Proof bottle cap and non refill bottles in the market.
LDK is renowned for its wide range of products comprising of over 20 brands in various forms of Whisky, Brandy, Gin, Vodka and Rum and “we are not done yet!” Through our affiliate company, Bounty Ltd, we introduced quality mineral water under the flagship name “Safari King” and it has been a success.
We recently added Safari ICEBERG 330 ML cans for Vodka Blue With Guarana and Tripple Distilled Vodka Crazy Cool and the reception so far only suggests that we have to keep on.
London distillers as an employer is fully committed to the welfare of our employees and respect the labour laws in Kenya. Employees development is something we value and as such, they even have their own registered SACCO. Our commitment to the environment is unwavering and we have acres of trees planted at our factory in Athi River.

We look forward to your continued support and partnership.
Yours

MOHAN GALOT

Chairman

Our Values

To be customer focused through;

  1. Quality
  2. Integrity
  3. Health and safety
  4. Professionalism
  5. Co-operate social responsibility
  6. Conduct business in a prudent and environmentally friendly manner
  7. To create public awareness on the safe and responsible use of our products

Management Command

  • You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift
  • You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong
  • You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich
  • You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money
  •  You cannot keep out trouble by spending more than you earn
  • You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence
  • You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they should do for themselves

Quality Statement

To provide products and services that always meets and exceeds expectation “Quality is our strength”

Daily Commitment

To perform at the highest levels of operational efficiency at all times

Daily Commitment

Quality remains our core pillar at all levels of operation.

KENYA

London Distillers (K) Ltd. (LDK) marks 30 years of its establishment in Kenya. Formerly in collaboration with Mohan Meakin India Ltd., LDK thrives on 125 years of know-how in manufacturing of liquor in other parts of the world.

Today, LDK continues to remain the single undisputed modern distillery in the country and in the East African region. Its sterling growth is attributed to growing need for high quality spirits in the region over the years.

LDK head offices are based in Nairobi, with its distillery spread over 350 acres of land in Athi River. A vast majority of this land is dedicated to an effluent treatment plant. LDK consciously strives hard to ensure Eco-friendly operations.

LDK continues to fulfill one of its core values i.e to be socially responsible and to conduct business in a prudent, ethical and environmentally friendly manner.

UGANDA

M/s. London Distillers (U) Limited (LDU) is an Alcoholic Beverages company based at plot number 2-5, Kimaka Close, Bujagali Road, P.O.Box 1846, Jinja. The company was

incorporated in the year May 1999 with the strategy to expand its operations in Uganda due to an excellent safe business atmosphere and Government’s co-operative & foreign investment friendly policy. The company is located in 15 acres of land on the eastern banks of the river ‘Nile’. More than 70% of the land is being maintained as green lawns, shady trees to maintain environment balance and prevent the pollution, if any.

We started our operations in Uganda in the year 2011, aiming to provide some quality products to our local consumers. An investment of more than 3.0 M $ was made to produce the various products of spirit viz. Whisky, Gin, Rum, Vodka & Brandy packed in Glass and PET bottles in 750ml, 350ml, 200ml & 100ml etc. Keeping in view the above in mind, the ultra modern computerized automatic machines are installed for manufacturing and packaging in the factory.  Also the due attention and concentration is extended towards the health and safety conditions of our consumers by putting Stainless Steel Tanks and all connecting pipelines too, the first time in the Spirit industry of Uganda.

We have got an experience of more than 30 years in the manufacturing and marketing of various kinds of Spirit products in the East African country of Kenya with a sizeable market share and presence country-wide. In Uganda, we are using the same expertise to manufacture some of the rarely available products by using imported scotch, rum, gin and brandy concentrates. The complete thrust is on the Quality, Packaging and Service to explore our presence in the entire country and the neighboring export markets of Rwanda, S.Sudan, DRC, Burundi and EU countries.

To have our presence in the entire country we have set up 5 nos. of major distribution sales point at Jinja & Mbale – Eastern region, Kampala – Central region, Mbarara – Western region , Gulu – Northern region.  The company is having a very hard working, skilled and un-skilled workforce of more than 150 persons. They are constantly and regularly trained by the seasoned and experienced Senior Managerial staff of LDU.

GROUP OF COMPANIES

•LONDON DISTILLERS (K) LTD
•.LONDON DISTILLERS EPZ LTD
•LONDON DISTILLERS (EA) LTD
•LONDON DISTILLERS (U) LTD
MANCHESTER OUTFITTERS LTD

•MG PARK LIMITED
•GALOT PACKAGING LTD

GROUP OF COMPANIES

•BOUNTY LTD
•GALOT INTERNATIONAL LTD
•KING WOOLEN MILLS LTD
•DYNO HOLDINGS LTD
•MOHAN MEAKIN (KENYA) LTD
•GALOT INDUSTRIES LTD
•GALOT LIMITED

Our Timeline

Location

Purchased Land

Found ground in Athi River on a 300 Acres plus land to set up distillery.

1985

Location

Plant Construction

Established Distillery & Bottling plant “Mohan Meakin”

1986

Location

First Production

1994

Location

Established Mombasa Depot

Established Mombasa Depot

1999

Location

• Established Eldoret Depot

• Established Eldoret Depot

2001

Location

• Established Nanyuki Depot

• Established Nanyuki Depot

2004

Location

• Established Kisumu Depot

• Established Kisumu Depot

2007

Location

Regional Expansion

• Established London Distillers Uganda in Jinja.

2007

Location

Expansion

• Set up Bio Gas Plant
• Established Sister company Bounty Limited for manufacture of Bottled water.

2008

Location

• Established Nakuru depot

• Established Nakuru depot

2013

Location

Expansion

• Established Machakos Depot in June 2013
• Installed Largest Industrial Solar roof top plant of almost 1MW

2017