Plantations and Tea Exports
Hayleys owns and manages two plantation companies, Kelani Valley Plantations (KVPL) and Talawakelle Tea Estates (TTEL). They cover 44 Tea & Rubber estates, over 19,500 hectares of land and account for 4.5% and 2.5% of Sri Lanka’s tea and rubber production respectively.
Kelani Valley Plantations (KVPL)
Tea of different regions has distinctive characteristics. Kelani Valley Plantations PLC estates span three agro-climatic zones.
KVPL is known for its Oliphant Green Tea. Manufactured at the highest elevation of 1,950 metres above sea level, the tea fields mainly consist of small china jat of species 'Camellia Sinensis' and benefit from the South West monsoon –all of which are factors that help us to produce the finest green tea from Sri Lanka.
All 13 black tea factories have received the internationally recognized HACCP (Sri Lanka), and ISO 22000:2005 (Switzerland) accreditations. All our tea plantations are Global G.A.P. certified and 14 tea estates have been certified under the Rainforest Alliance Programme. All rubber plantations are certified for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Panawatte and Dewalakande rubber factories have received the FSC Chain of Custody Certification for manufactured sole crepe and latex crepe.
‘Lovers’ Leap, ‘Mahagastota’, ‘Inverness’, ‘Fordyce’, ‘Ingestre’ and ‘Kelani’ are some of the esteemed marks of KVPL.
Located close to main highways place KVPL at a distinct advantage to enter into tourism and other real estate development ventures with suitable joint venture partners. Horticulture, mineral resources for commercial exploitation and timber processing are some of the other opportunities that we are exploring.
Talawakelle Tea Estates (TTEL)
Talawakelle Tea Estates PLC produces high quality black tea in seventeen tea gardens situated in the best tea growing areas in both high and low grown regions. Twelve of the estates are within the Nuwara Eliya district while the rest are situated in Deniyaya and Galle in the south.
We produce quality green tea in Radella. Amongst TTEL’s rich product portfolio are some of the top Dimbulla marks such as Mattakelle, Somerset, Great Western, Bearwell, Holyrood and Wattegodde. Kiruwanaganga from Deniyaya is the flagship mark amongst low grown estates. Our focus on quality and product differentiation enabled the company to rank No 1 RPC at the Auctions for both high and low grown categories in 2009 and 2010.
TTEL pioneered the “Food Factory” concept in the industry and achieved the first HACCP Certification at Great Western in 2001. In Jan 2006, TTEL achieved the first ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems certification reinforcing its Quality leadership. Since then, most factories have achieved ISO 22000 certification.
All high grown estates have implemented standards of the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture certification programme and six estates received certification in June 2010.
The Company has initiated many joint venture agricultural projects to promote production of value added products and will continue to seek investors in this area.
Mabroc Teas joined the World of Hayleys in December 2010 and is one of Sri Lanka`s leading tea exporters supplying a wide range of teas to the global markets.
Backed by two of Sri Lanka’s foremost plantation companies which too belong to the Hayleys Group viz. Kelani Valley Plantations PLC (KVPL) and Talawakelle Tea Estates PLC (TTEL), Mabroc symbolizes nothing but the best in premium quality teas from the Island nation as we, Mabroc Teas act as the Marketing arm of these two plantation companies.
We believe in serving the blend and flavor the customer’s palate demands. Ours is a Company that has mastered the art of providing a diverse range of skillfully blended teas to satisfy the preferences and tastes of tea drinkers the world over. Mabroc’s ideologies and commitment to fine quality tea goes beyond the product itself. Mabroc-Kelani Valley Tea is the 1st ever United Nations Global Compact signatory brand in the world to commit to and communicate the UNGC principles to its customers.
Our packing facility which is located in the same premises as our Operations / Export office includes, flavoring , Tea Bagging and packaging machines. In keeping with our expansion plans within the next few months we will be automated with conveyer systems, form filling, cleaning and blending machines.
We are an ISO 9001 : 22000 certified company
Our brand is available in over 40 countries in the world and has a product portfolio of 140 different products.