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(EADS) in 1942 by Cole Estates Ltd who had located extensive diatomite deposits on the land. This was at Kariandusi near Gilgil , Kenya . The Company expanded after the Second World War and commenced exports in 1947, mainly filler grades to U.K. ,Europe and South Africa etc.

In the late 1950`s production of calcined filter grades commenced. EADS assets were bought over by Kenya Government, through Industrial Commercial and Development Co-operation (ICDC) in 1965 under the new Company name of African Diatomite Industries Ltd. ADIL has recently been privatized and is now 100% privately owned. The Company` s traditional markets are East, Central and Southern Africa. The Company has embarked on expansion and rehabilitation of the plant. The plant capacity is 6000MT per annum of calcined production.

The Company has access to diatomite deposits estimated at over 6 million tones. The quality is good; these being the only known viable quality deposits in Kenya.
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