Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory is the largest tea producer in Uva region and one of the largest in Sri Lanka. The factory is built in 1940 during British rule and currently owned by UHE Exports (Pvt) Ltd which is commonly known as “Halpe Tea” group. The factory is located in the cool clime near Ella town, 1,230 meters above sea level. The factory operates with 15 workers and a monthly turnout of 150,000 Kilograms. Halpewatte Tea Factory also has a good network of tea leaf collection network with over 35 Lorries and over 300 workers.