About Tarpo

Tents and Tarpaulins for over 40 years

TARPO is a leading solutions provider in the tents, tarpaulins and soft roof shelter space. We specialize in providing quality solutions in a variety of industries including oil & gas exploration, mining, hospitality, tourism, military, and disaster relief. Our products can be found as far as Australia, the Caribbean, and Canada, in addition to a majority of the African continent.

Founded in 1975, we are one of the oldest players in the tents and tarpaulin industry, and thus, we have established ourselves as leaders with a strong footage and an extensive chain of clients. Our headquarters are in Industrial Area, Nairobi where we have a 5,000sqm manufacturing facility that is capable of consuming over 200,000sqm of PVC and canvas fabrics.

Our products are designed to survive harsh weather conditions in most remote areas, while still providing a safe and comfortable living and working environment. Additionally, our 2,000sqm warehouse allows us the ability to hold significant amounts of inventory of ready to ship standard tents and related products making it easier to meet unpremeditated emergency conditions such as relief efforts for natural and political disasters. This combination of factors makes us a trusted partner and supplier to most NGO’s and humanitarian aid organizations such as the UN, USAID, MSF, ICRC, and The Red Cross.

Tents and Tarpaulins manufactured at Tarpo

We are a people company. All our operations and efforts are centered on our staff, clients, and suppliers. We value relationship building from both our internal and external clients and are committed to developing productive, lasting, and trustful relationships with them by approaching all requirements in a mutually beneficial, problem-solving manner. We take our client’s challenges as our own and seek to solve them together as a team to come up with long-lasting and quality solutions.

Quality is our number one priority. We place great emphasis on quality output in all aspects of our operation; in the product, in the process, and in service and to achieve this, a comprehensive management system governs all of our internal operations. To guarantee our clients the highest quality, durable, and value for money products, we also collaborate with some of the best technical textiles experts in the world. Our factory and offices here in Kenya ensures all products are manufactured with the utmost craftsmanship and attention to detail.

We are active supporters of technological advancements in the industry and are known to continually make investments in modern equipment, which allows us to produce faster, efficiently, and cost-effectively. But, while we value new technology and the convenience technology brings to the industry, we still maintain a certain degree of traditional artistry to our process. Every TARPO product has a hand-made feel to it. A unique human touch of intention, passion, and purpose that flows through the fingers of our exceptionally skilled production team is evident in all our in-house manufactured products. This degree of personalization and customization, thoughtfulness, and meticulous craftsmanship is why the market continues to count on us for products that deliver a strong ROI, products that outlast and outperform the rest in the industry.

Our fundamental principles since inception have been innovation and continuous improvement. We fully understand and appreciate the value that good quality research and development brings to the long term success of the industry, and for this reason, we continually invest in research and product development projects, making us the largest investor in R&D and process technology in the tent and soft shelter solutions space in the region.

One of our clients is our very own Events Division, who purchases all their tents, tarpaulins and equipment from TARPO manufacturing division. As a client, TARPO Events provides us with a great avenue to continually field test our products. This provides us with valuable feedback for new designs, design improvement and development, and product functionality.

We are committed to helping you achieve success with all your projects no matter the size or challenge. Our primary goal is to exceed your expectations every time. If you have a product design or concept, contact us, our in-house industry experts will work with you to come up with the best solution for your needs.

The Tarpo Family