ROYAL - Royal for Herbs (Ottoman Group)
Royal for Herbs was eventually founded in 1985 as an affiliate to the Ottoman Group Company meant to take over the production of medicinal herbs and herbal teas. Traditional knowledge from many nearby tea-planting villages combined with state-of-the-art machinery allows for the production of high quality tea. Royal controls all phases associated with the production process, from farming to processing and packaging the end product. The company guarantees high quality, consistent terms and punctual delivery.
The Royal farms are located 45 km southwest of Cairo in an agricultural area of the Shabramant region. The population is primarily involved in small-scale farming of vegetables. Over the last 23 years, Royal has bought or contracted farms in this region, providing residents from neighboring areas with new work opportunities. The company seeks to enhance its workers’ living conditions by increasing the literacy rate, providing access to education and trainings and funding high quality medical care.
Today, Royal sells its products in the European, Middle Eastern and American markets. Royal for Herbs has been Fair Trade Certified™ since 2006, and a large number of its farms are certified organic.
A Honey Apiary project is currently being prepared.
The premium has helped facilitate a workshop for sewing and clothing. Facilities and tools are available for prospective tailors and sewers. This workshop even offers uniforms for the Royal Factory at market prices.
An Integrated Medical Clinic
Royal established a medical clinic to offer examinations and medical services with nominal fees. Also an agreement has been made between Royal and a hospital to offer its employees and their families all kinds of medical services at reasonable prices. Also, Royal made an agreement with a local pharmacy to provide the employees and their families with needed medications at reduced prices.