Dankotuwa Porcelain receives Gold at NCE Export Awards 2019

Tuesday, 08 October 2019 12:42

Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC., Sri Lanka’s premier manufacturer of porcelain tableware recently announced that the company was adjudged winner of the Gold award in the large-scale industrial sector for Ceramics and Porcelain products category at the recently concluded NCE Export Awards 2019.

Awarded by the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE), this accolade is the second the company has won within a period of one week as it bagged the award for the Best Exporter in the Ceramic and Porcelain Based Product Category at Presidential Export Awards 2018/19; two of many that the company has won over its 36 years of rich heritage and plating of gastronomy in Sri Lanka and over the world.

Commenting on this illustrious win, Dr. Sajeeva Narangoda, Director/Chief Operating Officer Millennium IT ESP and Chief Investments and Process Officer Ambeon Holdings PLC, the holding company of Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC, said, “We are proud to accept this Gold award in the large-scale industrial sector as a testament to our trailblazing products, epitomizing Dankotuwa Porcelain’s manufacturing excellence and evidence of our stature among the nation’s topmost corporate leadership.

As recipient of prestigious multiple awards, we firmly believe that despite the challenging macro-economic conditions that prevailed throughout the year, the concerted efforts by the Dankotuwa team to transform has borne impressive yields.”

The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) has been conducting the NCE Export Awards for the past 27 years with the objective of recognizing and rewarding the excellence of Sri Lankan Exporters who have marked Sri Lanka’s presence in the international market arena through the manufacturing and marketing of local products to global standards.

Evaluation of applicants and selection of award winners are usually conducted by a technical panel of professionals who bring in expertise and experiences from various industries related to exports.

This year’s ceremony was conducted with great pomp and flair, with His Excellency Ambassador of the EU to the Maldives, H.E Tung-Lai Margue was the chief guest at the award ceremony, Mr Mangala Yapa – Chairman of Board of Investment, Sri Lanka was the guest of honour at this prestigious event.

Commenting on their achievement, Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC Chief Executive Officer Channa Gunawardena stated “It is with great pride that we acknowledge this accolade.

Over the years, Dankotuwa Porcelain has designed, developed and mastered the art of producing innovative world-class tableware.

It is our sense of creativity, the design techniques used and developing a quality product with exquisite designs that has given us the opportunity to enjoy a diverse customer base from various parts of the world.

This feat is testament to our dedication, passion and attention to detail and the reason as to why Dankotuwa Porcelain is a leading exporter of tableware in Sri Lanka.”

Dankotuwa Porcelain has earned for the company a reputation for being the best in Asia, Europe and the US. As such, the company continues to maintain a broad global client base for brands such as Macy’s Department Stores, Debenhams, Portmerion, Oneida, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Jashanmal, Jumbo Retail, Joules, Crate & Barrel, Country Road, Laduree, Tchibo, Notneutral, XXX Lutz, Lenox, Porsgrund, Fischer, Ritzenhoff, Migross, Ripley, Thun, Narumi, El Corte Ingles, Berghoff, Yalco, Weissesstal and Galeria Kaufhof.

Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC., a subsidiary of Ambeon Holdings PLC commenced its commercial operations in 1984.

From superior glazing technologies, personalized designs and endless options, Dankotuwa Porcelain continues to create timeless and modern collection of porcelainware that expresses exclusive dining experience for every occasion.

“As one of Sri Lanka’s top suppliers of Porcelainware for exports, Dankotuwa Porcelain is a vital and valuable part of the Ambeon Group,” stated Mr. Murali Prakash, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ambeon Capital PLC and Ambeon Holdings PLC.

As an organization, Dankotuwa Porcelain continues its quest for innovation by launching products consisting of timeless designs across countries and markets, giving customers value for money in every purchase they make.

This award proudly acknowledges the Company’s’ export successes on a national scale.

As we aim to continue to forge ahead, this award provides further impetus for us to look forward and plan for the future”.

Known across the world for achieving a remarkable whiteness, that radiates a sense of pristine beauty, Dankotuwa Porcelain was the only Sri Lankan porcelain manufacturer to be recognized by the European Union through their European Product Design Awards (ePDA) 2017.

With these high whiteness levels and luxurious gold and platinum designs have made Dankotuwa Porcelain the preferred choice whether it is for extravagant indulgences or smaller tokens of appreciation, catering to the diversity of the international palate within the scope of casual eating to high-end dinner services.

Dakotuwa Procelain is safe for all aspects of dining as the raw materials used for the white products are lead and cadmium safe (based on international standards such as ISO 6486 – 1:1999, ISO 6486 – 2:1999, ASTM C 738 – 94 (Re-approved 2016) and California Proposition 65 Compliance).

The company has the unparalleled distinction of being the first tableware manufacturer in Sri Lanka to obtain ISO 9001/2008 certification, thus maintaining high quality standards where products can be used in a microwave or a dishwasher.

Within the milieu of growth company is currently in the process of qualifying for Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) Monitoring System accreditation, which demonstrates the company’s commitment towards maintaining overall social standards while conducting its business.

Photo Caption - (From left) Mr Channa Gunawardana, Chief Executive Officer of Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC, Ms Shyana Jayalath, Assistant General Manager - International Marketing of Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC, Mr. Samantha Kumarasena, Head of Technical Committee and CEO of NCPC, Mr. Zulficar Ghouse, Director - Expack Corrugated Carton Ltd, Ms. Kala Amirthalingam, Honorary Secretary NCE and Dr. Sajeeva Narangoda, Director/Chief Operating Officer - Millennium IT ESP and Chief Investments & Process Officer of Ambeon Holdings PLC, the holding company of Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC at the NCE Export Awards 2019.

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