The Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company (P) Ltd succeeded Tata Tea Limited on the 1st of April, 2005, when the latter exited most of its plantations in Munnar to focus on the growth of its branded tea business. Having created an exemplary plantation model, KDHP is the first ever employee owned plantation company in India and nearly all its employees are shareholders.
With seven extensive tea gardens covering an area of 24000 Hectares, 16 tea manufacturing units with an annual production of 22 Million Kilograms of tea and close to 12,000 employees, KDHP is today the largest in South India.
Operating on a unique management model, KDHP is the first tea plantation to implement a formalized participatory management structure that fosters an employee-centric environment. The unique model involves a large number of employees from all categories to discuss all matters of importance and suggest improvements for the betterment of the organization in a healthy, innovative and democratic way.
A good cup of tea helps you to relax and reflect upon life. At, KDHP, we don’t believe in mere reflection. Being fully conscious of our social obligations to our employees as well as the public at large, KDHP spares no effort to fulfill these, often well exceeding the statutory requirements. KDHP is strongly committed in preserving the fragile ecology and rich bio-diversity of Munnar.