Hayleys PLC, Sri Lanka Multinational Conglomerate, started operations as Charles P. Hayleys& Co. in 1878, and has diversified its activities into many spheres. Hayleys Agriculture, was formed in the 1950's to cover up Agriculture needs of Sri Lanka. The Hayleys group ventured into its export oriented agriculture based project in 1988, to supplying gherkins processed in brine to pickle producers in Australia, Europe, Japan, New Zealand and USA.
HJS Condiments Limited formed in September 1993, with Joint venture partnership from Japan and Europe to produce value added gherkins and other pickles vegetables in retail packs to fast food chains, restaurants, hotels and supermarkets. Currently, HJS Condiments has expanded markets to cover North American and European countries with several business partners, fast food chains, etc.
The company currently has several production lines and production lines and accounts for over 43% of the island's total fruit and vegetable exports, spanning more than 43 countries worldwide.
The company maintains and annually renews its ISO 9000, ISO 14000, Kosher, ISO 22000, SA 8000, OHSAS, carbon conscious manufacturer, water conscious manufacturer, Star K Kosher, British Retail Consortium and HALAL Certification and approvals to supply processed gherkins to world renowned brands.
The state of art processing facility helps the company to maintain highest hygienic and quality standards throughout the production process.