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Baraka wins Gold at 30th NCE Export Awards

Baraka, the world’s leading manufacturer of black seed oil and a range of herbal remedies was recognised as the ‘Exporter of the Year’ in the medium category for pharmaceuticals and herbal product exports at the 30th Annual Export Awards hosted by the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka. 

This Gold Award comes just months away from the 30th anniversary of Bio Extracts, the manufacturer of the Baraka range of herbal healthcare products. 

Founded in the year 1993, Bio Extracts services over 50 countries covering all regions across the globe. This Gold award is a recognition of the dedication and commitment of the Baraka team during trying times to overcome barriers and continue its growing success, taking Sri Lanka brands to the international arena. Aided by steadfast operational excellence, Baraka has also been felicitated by various accolades over the years, at the Presidential Export Awards, and rewarded consecutively CNCI Industrial Excellence Awards for year 2020 and year 2021 along with being recognised among 10 best workplaces in the manufacturing and production industry in Sri Lanka – 2022, 50 Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka 2022, Best Workplaces for Millennials in Sri Lanka 2022 and most recently we been able to recognised as the Great Place to Work in Asia for 2022 as well.  Bio Extracts Managing Director Sattar Kassim said: “We have constantly grown leveraging on our key ingredient; ‘Black seed’ and fusing it with the rich Sri Lankan herbal heritage. This superior quality and standards of the ingredients used in our products have been the key to our success and global recognition, augmented with the world-class service levels that have built trust among our international clientele. We are extremely happy on receiving this national recognition for being an important player contributing to the nation’s economic revival. It gives us immense satisfaction to see our very own Sri Lankan brand in all parts of the world.”

At the core of the Baraka success story, is its key ingredient black seed, which possesses a wide range of healthcare properties, has been used traditionally for many millennia and has also scientifically proven to play a pivotal role in the prevention and relief of several health disorders. In its quest to fulfil its promise of helping people live a “Healthy Life Daily”, Baraka continues to expand its portfolio by combining the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with modern technology at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Ratmalana. 

Baraka is a subsidiary of Aberdeen Holdings, a diversified Sri Lankan conglomerate operating across 11 industries. Sattar Kassim who is also a Founder Group Director of Aberdeen Holdings added: “As we step into the 30th year of Baraka, we will provide a higher focus in our RandD efforts, to consistently innovate in order to widen our basket of herbal healthcare products. We will strive to inspire continued excellence in providing effective herbal remedies to the local and international market, staying true to our vision.”

Bio Extracts is a pioneering leader that has brought together age-old herbal remedies and modern technology to produce a range of herbal products using black seed as the common active ingredient. All Baraka products have been registered and approved by the Ministry of Indigenous Medicine. Bio Extracts is GMP, HACCP, ISO 22000, ISO 14001 and Fair Choice certified and the products are HALAL, KOSHER, USDA, EU and JAS ORGANIC certified. The company exports to more than 50 countries around the world covering America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and Asia and has earned a high reputation worldwide for its Indigenous and Ayurveda medical products.