The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka
STATEMENTS BY THE OVERALL WINNERS OF NBEA 2016
Lanka IOC PLC - Overall Silver Award winner
We are very happy that the National Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka has recognized our business excellence under various criteria. These evaluation criteria are really helpful to improve the performance of a company at various levels. There were several instances in which Lanka IOC (LIOC) has been able to retain category awards in past but not overall gold award. Over the period of time, LIOC developed its systems & procedures every year to get excellence at various levels. Finally, it was an unforgettable day in the history of the company when LIOC got prestigious overall Gold award of NBEA 2017 along with seven other criteria & category awards.
Since its entry in to the Sri Lankan market in 2002, LIOC has directly contributed to the country’s socio-economic development by facilitating economic activity, mobility and infrastructure development. We continue on our journey of transformation as we strive to redefine the paradigms of customer service with innovation service features. Our fuel network has created a myriad of opportunities for employment together with enhanced avenues for revenue, thus building a sustainable platform. Our focus on quality remains paramount as we remain committed on sourcing the optimum quality globally.
Before our entry in 2002 to Sri Lanka, auto fuel retailing in the country was at the rudimentary level, limited to mere sales of auto fuel only. Even though basic auto fuels were available, these fuel stations were far away from the concept of modern retailing and were devoid of international customer service standards. It was only after arrival of LIOC, situation at petrol sheds changed from ‘no Choice’ to ‘customer is King’. Soon the existing player also followed us benefiting customers and general public.
LIOC largely benefits from the parent entity, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (Indian Oil), a fortune 500 Company in India, which is the India’s largest commercial enterprise with operations in more than in 07 countries. With Indian Oil’s six-decades of experience and expertise, LIOC has much to offer Sri Lanka in developing public beneficial policies, driving innovation and ensuring environmental sustainability in the energy sector.
We are sincerely grateful to the National Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka for creating this platform to establish ourselves amongst the business community of Sri Lanka.
Alumex PLC - Overall Silver Award winner
As the fully integrated and leading manufacturer of Aluminum profiles in Sri Lanka, ALUMEX PLCis honored and privileged to have won the “Overall Silver Award”at the National Business Excellence Award Ceremony in 2017, hosted by the National Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka. The National Business Excellence Awards is structured on seven criteria and offers an excellent platform by which to recognize the exceptional performance of businesses in Sri Lanka.
Apart from the “Overall Silver Award”, Alumex PLC also won Gold in “The Large Business Category” and the “The Manufacturing – Engineering Sector”. These achievements are definitely a strong recognition of our continuous commitment to strive for excellence in offering innovative aluminum solutions to the nation and to be one of the premier Aluminum Extrusion Manufacturers in the South Asian Region.
Alumex PLC will continue to provide environmentally sustainable products in Aluminium to substitute scare resources such as wood and other artificial materials which are not degradable. Our focus on providing long lasting, recyclable and affordable products for the construction of all types of households and commercial establishments will go a long way in preventing destruction of our forests and the contamination of soil in Sri Lanka.
We sincerely appreciate The National Chamber of Commerce for creating such a wonderful platform for us to demonstrate our excellence in manufacturing and customer service. Your awards will always be a great encouragement and will motivate us and all other enterprises in Sri Lanka to attain even better performances in the future.
Kelani Valley Plantations PLC (KVPL) - Overall Bronze Award Winner
Being in the plantation industry, fronting all challenges, we at KVPL, have laid emphasis on strengthening its commitment to being the best plantation company. Over the years since inception in 1992, identifying the potential and directing the initiatives towards its ultimate success, our Tea was able to enhance its capabilities to capture the hearts and minds of tea drinkers around the world. In our path of looking into building a competitive edge, we are constantly striving to push the limits and surpass standards of excellence by mainly targeting on gaining the creative cooperation of our employees, our most important asset.
Currently our main strategic thrust is centered on a business framework that enables the company to sustainably scale up operations in the long term, which consists, Purity & Food Safety, Ethical Business, Environment and Society. We have always enjoyed strong fundamentals, an unwavering focus on prime quality and emancipated strategy. Each year, these elements are fine-tuned and molded into a success story despite the challenges we faced.
We believe all the above initiatives are corner stones as all our efforts were adjudged by becoming Overall Bronze Award Winner at the National Business Excellence Awards 2017 with a collection of nine awards. This includes Five Gold in Agriculture & Plantation Sector, Excellence in Corporate Governance, Excellence in CSR, Excellence in Performance Management, Excellence in Local Market Reach and three Silver for Extra Large Category, Excellence in Capacity Building & Excellence in Environmental Sustainability.
We highly appreciate National Chamber of Commerce for providing us the amazing opportunity to be the first plantation company to achieve this much of achievement which has led our company to earn an unblemished reputation.