Magadi Soda Company

The Magadi Soda Company manufactures soda ash at the Kenyan town of Magadi, which is in southwestern Kenya. It is the largest manufacturer of soda ash in Africa. The company was founded in 1911 and mines trona from Lake Magadi, in the Rift Valley. Lake Magadi has one of the purest surface deposits of trona. The trona is converted by Magadi to soda ash, at a facility near the mining operations, and the soda ash is transported by rail to Mombasa for onward shipping.

Magadi Soda Company
Wholly owned subsidiary
Founded1911; 109 years ago (1911)
ProductsSoda ash
ParentTata Chemicals

Magadi is a subsidiary of Brunner Mond, Imperial Chemical Industries, and of Tata Chemicals, and is headquartered in Magadi, Kenya.


The company operates a railway branchline linking with the main Kenyan Railway System.

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  • Hill, M F (1964). Magadi: the story of the Magadi Soda Company. Birmingham, England: Kynoch Press for the Magadi Soda Co. OCLC 10552595.

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