Sondhi Trading Limited (STL) was established in 1996 by the Directors and Shareholders of Mbaraki Port Warehouses (MPW). MPW is a logistics service provider established in 1964 which owns and operates strategically located warehouses in the vibrant port of Mombasa. Trading and logistics are interconnected. It is the synergy between these two companies which created the opportunity for STL to become a top ten ranked exporter of Kenya coffee.
STL remains one of the few privately owned coffee exporters in Kenya and plays a significant role in the coffee industry. JAY SONDHI, the managing director of STL continues to serve as a committee member of The Kenya Coffee Traders Association since its inception in 2001 and has served as Chairman on two occasions. JAY SONDHI is the current Vice Chairman of The Kenya Coffee Traders Association. STL is also a buyer member of the East African Tea Trade Association and supplies tea to customers located in tea consuming countries. STL is both ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems and ISO Food Safety Management Systems certified. STL is also UTZ certified and Rainforest Alliance certified.
The highlight of Sondhi Trading Limited (STL) is the logistical advantage STL has over its competitors.
STL is an associate company of Mbaraki Port Warehouses (MPW). MPW owns strategically located warehouses in the Port of Mombasa, which enable STL to prepare and deliver coffee to oceangoing vessels sailing to countries in both Europe and North America.
Operating its own warehouses has enabled STL to gain expertise in preparing and blending different coffees using the latest coffee processing equipment, such as an electronic color sorter and gravity table to meet the strictest requirements of its customers.