Anverally Tea wins ‘Highest Value Added Exporter – Tea Sector’ Presidential award

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:01 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Anverally & Sons Chairman Mohamed Anverally receiving the award from Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake 

Transforming the taste from a mere two buds to a premium beverage for over 70 international destinations is an achievement that deserves recognition. In recognising the true commitment, Anverally & Sons won the most coveted award for ‘Highest Value Added Exporter – Tea Sector’ for year 2015, at the recently-concluded Presidential Export Awards.

The Presidential Export Awards is the highest form of recognition given to an exporter for his contribution towards the growth of the national economy. The award ceremony was organized by the Export Development Board (EDB) and the occasion was graced by President Maithripala Sirisena, The Minister of Plantations Navin Dissanayake and several other ministers and dignitaries.

“This award recognises the dedication and commitment that my team and I have achieved in ensuring that our customers receive the best quality tea at a competitive price,” said Mohamed Anverally, Chairman of Anverally & Sons Ltd. relaying his thoughts on the accomplishment of the company. “In all our tea exports the highest standards are sustained to guarantee that only the premium leaves, highest quality packing materials and ingredients are used.”

The product range of Anverally Tea is wide and varied, consisting of tea in packets, tea in bottles, tea in tea bags, and tea in metalized pouches, ice tea and the latest introduction is instant premix tea, etc. Our brands include Tea 4U, specially designed for the European and Russian palate and consisting of over 80 different flavors, Anverally Tea is a popular brand in the North African region and Sultan Tea which is very popular in Africa for well over a decade. The company’s flagship brand – Al-Otuor Tea – is an Earl Grey-flavoured tea which continues to be the market leader in the Middle Eastern region. The latest addition to our brand portfolio is Revna Tea, a premium lifestyle tea for the health-conscious tea drinker.

The company’s manufacturing facilities consist of over 200,000 sq. ft. of world-class facilities that follow robust quality and food safety programs along with state-of-the-art blending, tea bagging, packaging and an in-house laboratory. The company’s highly-skilled and experienced team is well-versed in carrying out stringent quality procedures that are in line with the highest international standards. Every shipment is tested thoroughly by a team of specialists before being exported. 

The company’s manufacturing adheres to a host of international standards. These include certifications such as ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and EU Organic. Additionally, the company has obtained Ozone-friendly certification for Al-Otuor, Tea 4U, and Anverally brands.

In 1890 Mohamed Anverally’s great-grandfather has a vision to capture and deliver the true unique blend of Ceylon Tea. Four generations later, Anverally Tea has matured with tradition and the courage to innovate has paid dividends, as the company today is the second largest exporter of tea in Sri Lanka. The Presidential Export Award is yet another endorsement of Anverally & Sons Ltd.’s unprecedented growth and expertise in value addition in the tea industry.