Accolades for Empire Teas at National Tea Awards | Sunday Observer

Accolades for Empire Teas at National Tea Awards

Managing Director, Empire Teas, Lushantha de Silva receives an award from Minister of Plantation Industries, Navin Dissanayake
Managing Director, Empire Teas, Lushantha de Silva receives an award from Minister of Plantation Industries, Navin Dissanayake

Empire Teas, added two laurels to its name at the National Tea Awards organized by the Sri Lanka Tea Board recently. Empire Teas clinched the accolades for the second largest Bulk Tea Exporter and the second Highest Foreign Exchange Earner.

Following a difficult year for the tea industry in 2016, where production volumes and revenue figures plummeted sharply, 2017 has proven to be a success reflecting a 7% year on year increase in production in the period spanning January to November. The company exports up to 14 million kilograms per annum.“We are honoured and privileged to be placed as the second best bulk tea exporter and the 2nd highest foreign exchange earner at the National Tea Awards.

These achievements manifest our team’s commitment and strive for excellence in providing our worldwide clientele premium quality tea & services. These awards of appreciation and recognition encourages and motivates us to perform better with commitment towards building healthy customer relationships and corporate social responsibility” said Managing Director, Empire Teas, Lushantha de Silva Empire Teas is in the process of establishing its presence in foreign frontiers with broad-basing efforts planned for Kenya. The Kenyan operation commenced in 2017 with the installation of a 42,000 square foot state of the art production facility in the city of Mombasa geared to serve teas of African origin to discerning clients. 

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