Tea Smallholder Factories PLC

With the privatisation of Tea Smallholder Factories, CF and John Keells Holdings ventured into the tea industry in 1997 by successfully bidding and acquiring this Company.

The CF group owns 29.30 % of the company, while its largest shareholder, John Keells, manages the 8 factories. The company specializes in the manufacture of orthodox and CTC low grown teas, with many of the marks consistently achieving record prices.