HVA Foods PLC (HVA Foods), is engaged in the export of tea, beverages and spices; it is listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange with a controlling interest held by George Steuart & Co.

The company was founded in 1990 as a tea export company in affiliation with Dutch agro produce giant HVA International BV, whose history stretches back to 1870. HVA International BV is one of the world's most impactful agriculture consultancies, with decades of experience worldwide in the development of agriculture and agro-industries, always at the forefront of the Green revolution. The company was listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange as HVA FOODS PLC in 2007. George Steuart & Co., acquired controlling interest of the company in 2021. HVA Foods operates independently of GS Teas with an independent Board of Directors.

HVA Food's origins are in bulk and value added tea exports, however the company's identity has evolved and led by a youthful team, it is now seen as an innovative beverage exporters that goes beyond the traditional teas to embrace superfoods, spices and herbs in its product mix. In fact, it was the first Sri Lankan company to introduce and produce iced tea commercially. It operates its own tea and herb extraction plant as well as an iced tea plant to produce its range of beverages.

The company's portfolio includes bulk teas and value-added teas, herbal infusions, spices, ready to drink tea beverages, tea and flavoured syrups, king coconut water, moringa, cinnamon, aloe vera and other super foods. Today, the company's research and development centre is focused on creating a portfolio of modern consumable and application-based products such as spa and personal care products and the manufacture of tea-infused beers and tea-based spirits.

HVA Foods currently exports to over 32 markets around the world, and exclusively supplies to 14 internationally renowned private labels. The company's flagship brand Heladiv together with its own brands Tea Plus and Infini-t have established a reputation for their innovative approach to tea. The company has also introduced a signature tea lounge concept branded Heladiv Tea Club which are in operation in Sri Lanka.

HVA Foods (Pvt) Ltd
No. 118, Braybrooke Place,
Colombo 2
Sri Lanka

+94 114 427 600

+94 114 832 802

[email protected]


Sarada De Silva - Chairman
Sethpriya Dassanayake - Executive Director/COO
Sarva Ameresekere - Executive Director
Varuni Fernando - Non-Executive Director
Devaka Cooray - Independent Non-Executive Director