About Us

The story behind Ranfer’s establishment is powered by two decorated personalities in the Sri Lankan Tea Industry. Co-founders Mr Nirmal Ranasinghe and Mr Travice Fernando built their own tea trading house with the ambition to continue the legacy of Ceylon Tea in the world. For the following 3 decades, the group saw a steady and impressive growth.

We have strategically diversified the group adding a total of 14 companies to the holding group. Each company sports its own competencies, elaborating strengths from within the Group. It is this foresight and leadership, commitment and strength that has seen the group gaining multiple standard certifications and honoured with some of the country’s most prestigious national awards.

“Ranfer which commenced their operations in 1985, has been built on a vision of daring to dream. When they began this Company, they were a simple Tea exporter, but today their portfolio comprises of 14 companies. Companies that are all adding value to the National Development Agenda.” – Nirmal Ranasinghe – Chairman and Co-founder.

Today, our operations cover Plantation, Export of Agro based products, Tourism and Travel Trade in addition to the Export of Tea. Ranfer remains the exclusive supplier and the trading arm of the Sri Lanka Tea Board for several ranges of product.