The K.D.U. Group comprises of 15 thriving subsidiaries with 8 of them being in the tea industry.

Galpadithanne Tea Factory

The Galapadithanne Tea Factory, situated in Lellopitiya, Ratnapura is a cutting-edge tea factory equipped with some of the finest machinery in the tea manufacturing industry and produces low grown orthodox and CTC Teas. The automation of the tea production process at the Galpadithanne Tea Factory, enabled it to efficiently produce over 4 million kilograms of tea annually, making it the world’s largest orthodox black tea manufacturing factory.

The factory also pioneered the use of fully automated fermenting machines for orthodox tea and a fully automated tea packing machine. The entire production process is carried on without any human intervention, ensuring consistent levels of quality, superior hygienic standards and eliminating all packing variance issues.

The Factory has won many accolades including the 2013 National Plantation Award for Best Tea Factory (large scale) in the Ratnapura region, and the island as well as the SD Excellence Silver Award in 2013 and the SD Excellence Bronze Award in 2014.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Garden Marks - Suduwalipathahena super, Suduwalipathahena, Kalugalahena, Suduwalipathahena CTC, Suduwalipathahena A and Hiriliadda
  • Capacity - 300,000kg per month
  • Location - Lellopitiya, Ratnapura
  • Region - Low grown
  • Standards - HACCP, ISO22000, CQC QMS 2 Star and Ethical Tea Patnership

Kuttapitiya Tea Estate and Factory

This 1361 acre estate is situated high above the town of Palmadulla and was once a tea plantation that was under the British Empire. This renowned and profitable estate is also known for its beauty and serenity. Home to Sri Lanka's 7th largest waterfall Kiridi Ella, the breathtaking sight adds to the splendour and charm of this beautiful estate.

The estate also has a natural water reservoir which generates over 75% of the energy requirements of the factory. The factory is well recognized in the tea trade and has fared exceptionally well in the weekly tea auctions.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Garden Marks - Kuttapitiya super, Kuttapitiya A and Hettiyadeniya
  • Capacity - 80,000kg per month
  • Location - Palmadulla, Ratnapura
  • Region - Low grown
  • Standards - Ethical Tea Patnership

New Kendagastenna Tea Factory

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Garden Marks - KDU super, KDU and Rose Hill
  • Capacity - 200,000kg per month
  • Location - Palmadulla, Ratnapura
  • Region - Low grown
  • Standards - CQC 2 stars and Ethical Tea Patnership

Peak View Tea Factory

Also situated in the Lellopitiya region, the Peak View Tea Factory marks another milestone for the KDU group. With production exceeding over 150,000kg per month, the tea is manufactured maintaining the highest quality standards and is HACCP and ISO22000 certified. Similarly to Galapadithenna, Peak View has also won the CQC 2 Star Award.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Garden Marks - Peak View Super, Peak View and Dehigahadeniya
  • Capacity - 150,000kg per month
  • Location - Lellopitiya, Ratnapura
  • Region - Low grown

Matuwagala Tea Factory

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Garden Marks - Matuwagala super, Matuwagala A and Baduwatta
  • Capacity - 80,000kg per month
  • Location - Iddangoda, Ratnapura
  • Region - Low grown

Deer Wood Tea Factory

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Garden Marks - Deerwood super, New Deerwood and Waranagala
  • Capacity - 100,000kg per month
  • Location - Erathna, Ratnapura
  • Region - Low grown

Nilvin View Tea Factory

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Garden Marks - Nilvin view super super, Nilvin view and Hapurudeniya
  • Capacity - 125,000kg per month
  • Location - Wallandura, Ratnapura
  • Region - Low grown
  • Standards - Ethical Tea Patnership

Peak Paradise Tea Factory

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Garden Marks -Peak paradise and Manik thanne
  • Capacity - 75,000kg per month
  • Location - Paradise, Ratnapura
  • Region - Low grown

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