Coconut, the tree of abundance, drives a global industry in Sri Lanka, where delicious and rejuvenating food and beverages, sustainable horticulture products, and industrial raw materials born from the lush groves that scatter the island
With a culture that entwines with the coconut tree and a climate that ensures an around the year harvesting, Sri Lanka is the fourth-largest exporters of coconut products to the world. Among the most popular Sri Lankan coconut exports to the global market are desiccated coconut, virgin coconut oil and coconut water, while the country’s bristle fibre products manufactured through indigenous ‘Drum’ extraction method and activated carbon made with coconut shells are also in high demand.
Haycarb PLC is a world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of coconut shell activated carbon. Accounting for over 16% of the global market share, the company has an annual capacity of over 42,000 metric tons of activated carbon. Haycarb manufactures a complete range of standard, washed and impregnated granular activated carbon, powder activated carbon and extruded pellet activated carbon for a full spectrum of applications in Water Treatment, Air Treatment, Gold Recovery, Food and Beverage Industry, Energy Storage and Specialty Applications.
Established in 2007, Sanmik is proudly Australian owned and possesses a wealth of experience in supplying a broad and diverse range of premium quality organic and natural food products to global customers within the food industry.
Sanmik owns and operates its own organic certified, GMO-free farms in Sri Lanka, the company’s coconut plantation accounting for a large percentage of the agricultural output. All of Sanmik’s farms adhere to stringent agricultural standards to ensure that all produce is of the highest quality and fit for both global and local markets.
A Swiss Company in the food and beverage, nutrition and wellness business. We are the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company. Our mission of "Good Food, Good Life" is to provide consumers with the best tasting, most nutritious choices in a wide range of food and beverage categories and eating occasions, from morning to night. We operate on the principle of 'Creating Shared Value', which is a fundamental part of Nestlé's way of doing business that focuses on specific areas of the Company's core business activities ? namely water, nutrition and rural development ? where value can be created both for society and shareholders. The Nestlé Corporate Business Principles are at the basis of our company's culture, developed over 140 years, which reflects the ideas of fairness, honesty and long-term thinking.
In 1913 young Anthony Silva arrived in Giriulla, and little did he know that he will start one of the oldest coconut companies in the world. As a young entrepreneur, he started his first venture, a shop in Giriulla town with the Rs.2000 loaned by his Uncle. As luck would have it, the same year a great flood hit Giriulla town and destroyed most of the shops including his own. However, being the resilient individual he was, he used the remaining Rs. 750 he had, to start a trading business. By 1916, he divested from trading and started a fibre factory in Giriulla. In 1918 his entrepreneurial venture paid off, and he purchased the 150 acre “Babara Watte” which would later become the family estate. Once again, seeing a good business opportunity to produce DC, Oil and Copra he started a new venture by the name of Giriulla Mills, thus starting the legacy which would become Silvermill Group over the years.
NDC Exports (pvt) Ltd is a leading manufacturer and exporter and established as a recognized company in Sri Lanka.Being positioned in the coconut triangle, offer us more competitive advantages to our products.
In 1999, our facility started as a small scale industry, and as of today we are capable of providing foreign exchange to our economy by exporting to over 25 countries worldwide. Our company is located in 5 acres, with over 200 people involved in its operation and 25 staff members. They are highly skilled, trained and motivated personals always assuring the quality, consistency and in time delivery of the products you order. And also by today the company placed with 2 factories.
To foster growth using synergy and value addition in an environmentally sustainable manner and to nurture win-win relationships with world class companies who serve discerning consumers in building the most innovative Agribusiness Group in Sri Lanka by the year 2020.
RENUKA HOLDINGS PLC is a diversified conglomerate listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange. It is the holding company for subsidiaries engaged in Agri Food Exports (Plantations, Manufacturing, Global Marketing), Dairy, FMCG, Automotive, Investments & Services. The group is Sri Lanka’s leading manufacturer & exporter of Coconut based food & beverage products with own Organic certified plantations; with over a century of experience in the Tea industry. One of the top five Dairy manufacturers; and owns the number one Fish brand in Sri Lanka. The group represents two fortune 500 companies in the Automotive sector and also has been awarded the “best under a billion” title by Forbes Asia in the year 2012 and 2013.
CBL Global Foods Limited is a fully integrated company home to an advanced UHT aseptic filling plant comprising a sophisticated steam infusion and downstream homogenisation process. The in-house laboratory constantly conducts R&D of customised coconut mil
KAP is one of the most technologically advanced, organic coconut-based product manufacturers in Sri Lanka, exporting over 30,000 metric tonnes of produce annually to markets across continents. Hailing from a proud legacy that spans 6 decades, KAP is committed to sustainable manufacturing systems and processes with a wide portfolio of products that comprise of high-quality UHT coconut milk, coconut water, desiccated coconut, and charcoal from 3 factories while supplying coconut to over 100 local and international clienteles.
The EDB will be organizing Sri Lanka’s participation at GULFOOD 2023 Exhibition scheduled to be held from 20th - 24th February 2023 at the World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE. GULFOOD is one of the largest Food & Beverage Exhibitions in the world which connects around 5,000 exhibitors and more than 100,000 visitors from over 200 countries.
Coconut is one of the major plantation crops in Sri Lanka which accounts for approximately 12% of all agricultural produce in Sri Lanka. Total land area under cultivation is 395,000 hectares and about 2,500 million nuts are produced per year.
Coconut (Cocos nucifera), is highly valued and spoken of with great respect by people not because as a source of food and medicine but for its cultural significance, economic importance and many uses. It is named as “The Tree of Life”, "Kapruka", in Sri Lanka and "Kalparuksha" in Sanskrit. It is a part of the peoples’ diet and livelihood of many peoples in the tropical countries in Asia and the Pacific for over a period of thousand years.
Sri Lanka is the fourth largest exporter of fresh and dried coconut products in the world with popular exports including desiccated coconut, brown fibre, virgin coconut oil, and coconut water which are available through a number of exporters.