Research and development

Making HELADIV, probably the most innovative tea brand in the world!

The R&D laboratory of HVA, also known as the “Bumble Bee Concept Centre” is the country's first standardised laboratory and development centre for Ceylon Tea. The key objective of the laboratory has been the development of new value added concepts, utilising tea and other organically grown produce that go beyond the traditional tea industry approach.

The Bumble Bee Concept Centre currently boasts many innovative new business ventures. The Bumble Bee Concept Centre has been fitted with the most cutting- edge equipment of its kind such as spectrophotometer, sophisticated analytical balances, research & development pH metres and Laminar flow facility for Microbiological testing among others.