There's a party going on at Riococo. The provider of 100% organic coir based growing media solutions is celebrating 15 years of service to agriculture and horticulture industry. Nowadays the company is serving over thousands of acres in 52 countries across 6 continents. For the upcoming year, a new facility is to be established in Sri Lanka.
The Riococo Sri Lanka team
“I’m incredibly proud of the company we’ve evolved into over the last 15 years in North America and other 49 countries. Our people, our products and our customers have helped to make us the company we are today and the company we’ll be tomorrow,” said Riococo co-founder and CEO Shan Halamba.
He explains how Riococo has grown thanks to the growth of it's customers. “We experienced excellent growth in several markets around the world. Many of our partners have grown in size from acquisitions or completed new expansions as expected, which lead to our current growth too. We’re committed to working towards fulfilling our vision to be the world’s most trusted coir based growing media manufacturer and the distributor.”
The team of Riococo US headquarters
When talking to Shan, it becomes clear coco is not just a product to him. “The husk is our life blood, with uninterrupted supply and availability of husks in Sri Lanka, we will be able to supply consistent high-quality growing media our partners have grown to expect", Shan explains.
This reliability is one of the most important values to the company. "One of the things that set us apart is our promise to customers. We do not leave our customers with empty promises. We expect 2019 to see more growth in sales as well as the new facility establishment in Sri Lanka to supply more product for high demand”, Edward McMahon, the Sales Manager, emphasized.
Partners and customers first
“Riococo stands as a model of a company that always puts our customers and partners first. We want to especially thank our partners of past, present, and the future, without them we would not be where we are today", Edward looks back on the past and forward to the future.
"I also want to thank my business partner and co-founder Jenny Miura, all our Ceyhinz Link staff in the USA and factory staff of Riococo Lanka (Pvt) Ltd in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Government, State of Texas, accessory suppliers, transport agents, media partners and finally worldwide distributors as well,” Shan added. “While we are thrilled about what we’ve accomplished over the past 15 years, we are equally excited about where we are heading,” detailed Edward, “We’re innovating our product offerings and distribution capabilities to deliver the best products and after sales services to our customers at present and the future”.