Apeejay Tea was founded in 1889 in London and is one of the oldest tea companies in the world. Each of the group's gardens is ISO 9002 compliant and adheres to stringent quality standards.The company produces through Talup, Hilika, Hokunguri, Khobong, Hapjan, Budlabeta, Kharjan, Pengaree, Budlapara tea estates.
The company plans to invest in and explore the needs of the modern tea consumer. Plans for the production of instant, decaffeinated and organic teas are in the pipeline.Through improved field management, infilling, rejuvenation, interplanting, drainage, better plucking techniques and a host of other state-of-the-art innovations, the company plans to increase production by 10%. Clonal plantations of 1500 hectares have been implemented to facilitate increased production. The focal point of the company in the future is to increase the yield of Organic and environmental friendly teas.
The Company's future objectives could be summed up as given below:- Improvement of the quality of tea through technological advancements- Greater realisation of the domestic market through increased per capita consumption- Augment exports through competitive pricing and superlative quality
One of the largest factories in Assam is situated at the Hokunguri Tea Estate producing around 3 million kgs a year. Great emphasis is also being laid on the development of direct exports. Efforts have already established export links with UK, Germany, Iran, Pakistan and Russia. A tried and tested pioneer, the company plans to participate in the tea industry this century by endeavouring to attain perfection in quality tea making.
However, Apeejay Tea Ltd is delisted from BSE on December 14, 2007 as per SEBI (Delisting of Securities) Guidelines 2003.