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Sir Robert Stanes founded The United Nilgiri Tea Estates Co. Ltd. (UNTE) in 1922. In 1960, Shri S Anantharamakrishnan, father of the present Chairman Mr Sivasailam, bought the company from the Stanes family. UNTE, along with other Stanes companies, thus became a part of The Amalgamations Group, a pioneer business conglomerate in South India.

The 82-year old plantations of UNTE are situated in the Nilgiri 'Blue Mountains', at elevations ranging from 1800-2400 metres above sea level. In this pristine setting, the company takes great pride in environment conservation.

UNTE's Chamraj Factory is one of the first in the plantation sector to be certified under ISO 9002. All processes of tea making, from cultivation to packing, follow the highest standards. Today, some of the finest teas - Orthodox, CTC, Green Tea, Decaffeinated, Flavoured, Herbal and Organic Teas are manufactured at the company-owned facilities for export to several countries.

UNTE uses only neem-based natural pesticides and Korakundah is one of the premier organic tea estates in India. The teas are 100% pesticide free as per EU and German standards. Our organic teas are certified by Institute of Marketecolgy, Switzerland, and are also 'Kosher' certified.

Estate employees receive housing, recreation, and healthcare of the highest standards. Children of the employees are offered quality education, and the twin Children's Home provides a shelter for orphans. A stipend is given to workers' children pursuing college education.

UNTE has several labour welfare schemes, including a unique pension plan, for its employees. Chamraj is the first South Indian tea company to be registered with Fair Trade Labelling Organization International.

The United Nilgiri Tea Estates Company Limited, Chamraj Estate Post, The Nilgiris 643 204.
Phone: 91-423-2258737 Fax: 91-423-2258837

Regd. Office: The United Nilgiri Tea Estates Company Limited, No. 3 Savithri Shanmugam Road, Race Course, Coimbatore - 641 018 Phone: 91-422-2220566 Fax: 91-422-2222865
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