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In 1896, our company – C D de Fonseka & Sons PVT Ltd, began as a family business: a tradition passed down over generations. While it continues to be so, the company has grown immensely in scope and strength. A pioneer and one of the oldest toddy (SAP) vinegar manufacturers in Sri Lanka best known for our innovative introduction of making vinegar from coconut water, today, we manufacture a range of products for leading companies in the island. And we export to several continents across the world.

Our horizons have also expanded to include successful operations in three distinctive fields: manufacturing, Food processing and estate management: C D de Fonseka & sons today have taken on a role as a parent company to three different companies which were born during the course of 120 years:

CDDEF M.M (Pvt) Ltd.
CDDEF Estates (Pvt) Ltd.
CDDEF Exports (Pvt) Ltd.

Which is considered to be a CDDEF Group of Companies.

Our historical milestones

Participated in the All Ceylon Industries Exhibition
The British Empire Exhibition Award of Appreciation was given to our founder – Late Mr. C.D.de. Fonseka
Received grant of Patent for manufacture of natural vinegar from Coconut Water
Obtained membership of the Vinegar Institute –USA
Awarded the Sri Lanka Standards Institution Certificate –SLS 168
Awarded ISO Certification – ISO9001-2000
Awarded 2nd runner up –Local Raw Material Category at SLFPA (Sri Lanka Food Processors Association)
Awarded ISO Certification 22000-5000
Awarded certification –“USDA Organic”
SEDEX audited
Started Producing at Bandaragama Factory
We are dedicated and committed to provide the best quality products to ensure and exceed customer satisfaction and expectations. Today the Company holds certification from Sri Lanka Standards Institution, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 22000:2005, SEDEX, CDA, US NOP Organic, E.U. Organic