Company History

Company History

Way back in 1972, our founder, Mohamed Imtiaz had a vision to create the ultimate culinary experience in chicken, offering the finest in taste and nourishment while emphasizing absolute convenience. Today, this vision has been realised, as we stand tall as Sri Lanka’s only ‘Chicken Specialist’, with CRYSBRO chicken enjoying an unrivalled reputation for quality, freshness innovation in breeding, processing and packaging.

Our founder had the wisdom to set up his farm on lush virgin land, blessed with fresh and clean climes amidst the misty mountains of the Central Highlands. Chicken raised in such a salubrious environment are tender, succulent and naturally taste much better. The confidence and approval thus won from the consumers helped lay the foundation for the ensuing meticulous expansions of Crysbro to forge ahead, preserving its market leadership over the years.

Mohamed Imtiaz also believes that ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness’. This belief is of paramount importance at CRYSBRO. We never compromise on this principle and it is truly reflected in everything we do.

Hence it is no wonder that consumers are of the firm opinion that Crysbro tops the list in every sphere of a Customer’s needs – Tastiness , Healthiness, Cleanliness and Real Value for Money .

  • 1972

    Started with 100 Chickens

    The story of CRYSBRO began in 1972 when our founder, Mohamed Imtiaz,was gifted 100 chickens by his mother. The young lad of 17, blessed with vision and exceptional business acumen, took the initiative to build what has emerged as Sri Lanka’s most scientifically managed chicken producer, with professional staff, state-of-the-art facilities and a most sought-after brand of farm-fresh chicken.

  • 1983

    1st Broiler farm

    Started the 1st Broiler farm at Nawalapitiya

  • 1991

    Growing Farm, Hatchery and Feed Processing Plant

    Started a Growing Farm, Hatchery and Feed Processing Plant in a small scale in Nawalapitiya area

  • 1995

    Upgraded Technology and Machinery

    Converted the above said Hatchery to a modern Hatchery with upgraded technology and machinery.

  • 1995

    ISO 9000

    ISO 9000 covers the fundamentals of quality management and helps organizations meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders, while conforming to statutory and regulatory requirements pertaining to their product.

  • 1996

    Grower Farm in Paragala

    Started a Grower Farm in Paragala area

  • 1997

    ISO 14001

    ISO 14001:2004 deals with environmental management and sets out guidelines which can be followed to achieve an effective environmental management system. This certification provides an assurance that a given organization is engaged in environmental impact assessments and improvement. Crysbro was the first and only chicken producer to receive this certification in Sri Lanka.

  • 1999

    BRC

    The BRC Global Standard covers four areas and is issued by the British Retail Consortium. This specifies criteria which should be met by organizations for the safe production, packaging, storage and distribution of food and consumer products.

  • 1999

    Started Breeder Farm in Dolosbage

    Started Breeder Farm in Dolosbage Area. This helped in speeding up the process and enhance productivity across the Group.

  • 2000

    Started the Modern Processing Plant in Ethgala "Freshness of upcountry chicken"

    While most of Sri Lanka has a warm and arid climate, CRYSBRO’s chicken breeding, processing and packing facilities are located in the chilly climes of the central highlands, among lush, cool, mountains, blessed with fresh and clean, flowing waters. While providing a healthy climate for breeding and processing, this also gives credence to our claim of offering ‘Fresh, Upcountry Chicken’ to our customers.

  • 2004

    State-of-the-art breeding and processing

    All machinery and equipment are the very latest and conforming to international standards. Recent investments in fully automated machinery and processes have doubled our processing capability. We continuously work towards finding solutions to efficient and ethical poultry processing challenges such as poultry welfare, environmental sustainability, biosecurity, food safety, processing flexibility and production optimization.

  • 2006

    Uplifting the lives of the farming community

    Our farm lands are located in Dehiyattakandiya, Girandurukotte and Kantalai, where we carry out large-scale cultivation of maize, rice soya and other grains, which form the basic ingredients of chicken feed. In addition to direct employment for farmers on our own land, through year-round crop rotation, we also purchase grain from farming families in these regions, thereby offering a steady income and uplifting their lives.

  • 2012

    Ensuring the very best feed for our chicken

    Our Feed Mill Plant is located at weerambugedara, Kurunegala, where the harvested grains are turned into chicken feed. This is Sri Lanka's largest and most modern livestock feed plant to date, requiring 120,000 tons of corn each year as input. This requires the cultivation of 60,000 acres of corn, which is also out-sourced from the farmers living in the Wayamba province. The processed feed is stored in our own silos under stringent hygienic conditions.

  • 2012

    Hi-Tech Broiler Farm at Galgamuwa

    Hi-Tech Broiler Farm at Galgamuwa with the capacity of 300,000 birds at a time.

  • 2016

    Our Feed Mill Plant is located at Weerambugedara, Kurunegala

    Our Feed Mill Plant is located at Weerambugedara, Kurunegala, where the harvested grains are turned into chicken feed. This is Sri Lanka's largest and most modern livestock feed Our Feed Mill plant to date, requiring 120,000 tons of corn each year as input. This requires the cultivation of 60,000 acres of corn, which is also out-sourced from the farmers living in the Wayamba province. The processed feed is stored in our own silos under stringent hygienic conditions.

  • 2017

    Ruling the roost from top to bottom

    Vertical integration helps us live up to our vision,‘Farm to Fork’,by taking ownership and control of every step involved in the creation of our famous ‘Fresh Upcountry Chicken’. This integration encompasses extensive farmlands, Sri Lanka’s largest and most modern feed mill plant, grandparent and parent bird farms, broiler production centres, ultra-modern processing & packaging facilities, as well as our own refrigerated distribution fleet.

  • 2018

    Introducing Bale Technology

    Introducing Bale Technology to Golden Grains agriculture farms, Opened up new Sales and Marketing office with cold room storage facility in Kaduwela. Started new silo system in Siyambalanduwa.

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