Silk Route Ventures, a prominent player in Sri Lanka’s agriculture, food and beverage, and nutraceuticals sectors, is revolutionizing the culinary landscape by providing a unique opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs and food enthusiasts to turn their creative ideas into successful products. Recognizing the challenges and investments involved in setting up a food factory, Silk Route Ventures now offers a plug-and-play approach that eliminates the need for hefty capital.
Located at the Silk AgTech Park in Hapugasyaya, Matale, the state-of-the-art food factory is equipped with a world-class commercial kitchen. It provides a wide range of capabilities, including washing, peeling, cutting, grinding, mixing, filling, retorting, spray drying, packing, and more. This comprehensive facility empowers entrepreneurs to bring their culinary visions to life without the burden of heavy investment.
The factory’s flexible production capacity allows for low minimum order quantities, enabling entrepreneurs to start small and scale up as their brand or product gains traction in the market. Additionally, Silk Route Ventures provides access to their experienced in-house research and development team, who collaborate closely with entrepreneurs to conduct thorough tests and refine product ideas.
With international certifications such as GMP, HACCP, ISO 22000, FSSC22000, USDA Organic, and EU Organic, the food factory exemplifies a commitment to uncompromising quality. It adheres to industry best practices in sustainable energy and environmental conservation, further bolstering its reputation as a trusted and responsible manufacturer.
Since its inauguration last year, the factory has produced a range of healthy vegan and plant-based products that have gained recognition in international markets. Notably, their signature vegan patty has been well-received, contributing to the country’s economy through foreign exchange earnings and supporting local farmer communities. Silk Route Ventures also provides training and scientific knowledge to farmers, aligning with fair trade policies.