Aitken Spence
Plantations

Having ventured into areas such as Oil Palm Milling, Hydro Power, Furniture Manufacture, Eco Tourism, and Cinnamon Planting, Aitken Spence Plantations owns and manages tea, rubber and palm oil estates, situated in the Upper, Middle and Low country regions of Sri Lanka.

Tea

Tea
Grown across 2, 5oo Hectares, our tea is predominantly marketed to Europe, North America and the Middle East. Recognized world over for its high quality, our commitment to consistent excellence is evident through international accreditations including certification by the Forest Stewardship Council and Ethical Tea Partnership. Looking to further broaden our market in Southeast Asia we have created a joint venture with Yunnan Dianhong Group Company Ltd. of China and will be embarking on many such endeavors to further strengthen our presence globally.

Rubber

Rubber
Grown across 991.99 Hectares in Elpitiya, Bentota and Talgaswella, we are certified by the Forest Stuart ship Council for responsible management. We export our products to countries such as the United Kingdom, Vietnam and Thailand.

Palm Oil

Palm Oil
One of the first to start Palm Oil milling in Sri Lanka, we went into this business at a time when the tea market faced a global downturn. Currently grown across 781.63 Hectares in Elpitiya, Bentota and Talgaswella, our palm oil milling operation is a significant contributor to our plantation sector.

Hydro Power Projects

Hydro Power
We have replicated our formula for renewable energy by establishing 4 mini hydro power plants operating within the plantations sector. This resulted in us being presented the ‘National Plantation Award 2012 for Generating Hydro Power of RCP sector’ at the National Plantation Awards.

Community Engagement


Community
Our relationship with the workforce of 31,350 people living in the 13 estates managed by the Group goes beyond the nine-to-five work regime of the commercial world. Partnering with the Plantation Human Development Trust, World University Services Canada, International Institute of Development Training (IIDT), MJF Charitable Fund and Eksath Lanka Welfare Foundation, we work on multitude of education, healthcare, infrastructure and social welfare projects that directly benefit our workforce. Employees and their families are provided shelter, medical facilities including prenatal care and are looked after well past retirement age.