Visvaka, Sri Lanka’s pioneering food ingredient supplier, proudly marks its 20th anniversary as a beacon of innovation and excellence in the industry. From humble beginnings, Visvaka has emerged as a trailblazer, particularly highlighted by a remarkable success story.
Founder’s vision: Where the journey started.
At the heart of Visvaka’s success is its visionary founder, Chula de Silva, whose creative ways of thinking led a company into success, first with Drum dried mashed potatoes, moving on to air dried vegetables and ultimately a premium coffee instantized from Selected high quality single area Coffee Beans. **!!
The founder tells us the interesting story about how cost and performance issues of raw materials in manufacturing potato croquettes led to the innovative solution of importing dehydrated potato flakes that can be brought back to life through hydration. The founder and his team identified that if there are products that are competitive in price stable in quality replacing a product already imported in basic form, there is a business opportunity within the product, thus paving the way to import value added products more suitable for further processing of manufacturing value added products.
The Marketing Perspective:
Visvaka’s journey has been marked by a series of strategic expansions that brings innovative solutions to businesses without compromising in quality and taste. Khao Shong, one of the two brands of coffee by Visvaka is a prime example. Khao Shong has been in the competitive market for over 15 years and has become a major competitor in the industry as well. This feat is made possible because Visvaka listens to consumers and give them what they need and serve up nothing but the very best.
Certified commitment, ensuring quality for the future:
As Visvaka celebrates its 20th anniversary, the company is taking a forward-thinking approach by pursuing all necessary certifications to reinforce the quality of its products. They are recognized with certifications for GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), ISO 22000, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) as well as being halal certified.
In the next few years, Visvaka remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of innovation, consistently adding value to its clients, and setting new benchmarks for the industry. The company looks forward to continuing its legacy of excellence and is excited to explore new horizons while upholding the values that have defined its journey thus far.
(L-R) Mr. Chula De Silva, Founder, Visvaka, addressing the audience, The Management Team receiving the International Standard Certification & Mr. H. Prabath Hashan Ariyarathne – Best Territory Sales Officer 2023