Dec 28, Colombo: SMR Consolidated (Sena Mills and Refineries Pvt Ltd), Sri Lanka’s premier manufacturer, refiner, and exporter of edible oils and fats, was recognized for its commitment to quality and excellence, at the 30th NCE Annual Export Awards 2022, with the Company winning the Bronze Award.
The Award was presented to SMR Consolidated at the NCE Annual Export Awards Ceremony 2022, which was held on the 2nd of December at Shangri-La Hotel and was accepted on behalf of the Company by Amal Indrajith Chief Executive Officer of SMR Consolidated.
Expressing pleasure at receiving the accolade, Dimantha Nanayakkara Head of Strategic Business Development at SMR Consolidated said, “It’s an honour and privilege to have been recognized by such an esteemed body. From early on, we’ve been committed to quality and excellence, which ultimately saw our products being much sought-after in export markets. Today, in many markets, we are considered the best for quality, and this is something we strive every day to ensure. Since our humble beginnings in the 1960s, as a small coconut oil mill, we have been on a sustained and consistent journey of growth and expansion, furthering our ventures into the manufacture and refining of edible oils. In 1997, we set up our own edible oil refinery, equipped with the first continuous physical edible oil refining facility in Sri Lanka, and since then we have been leading the industry in quality. We take this opportunity to thank the awarding body and our customers globally for their faith and trust in our products.”
The Annual Export Awards is organized by the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) of Sri Lanka and is deigned to recognize and reward outstanding performances amongst Sri Lanka’s exporters. The awards are presented after a stringent, strict and comprehensive evaluation of the applications by an independent panel of judges. The evaluation criteria include financial performance over the preceding 3 years, export performance, value addition, foreign exchange earnings, effective management, branding, and research and development.
SMR Consolidated’s commitment to quality has also earned it various coveted food safety and quality certifications including BRC, FSSC 22000, ISO, SEDEX, SMETA, FAIRTRADE Organic, Kosher and others. In 2022, the Company marked a significant milestone with its export products reaching over 35 countries across 6 continents, for the first time.
As a community-focused, people-centric and sustainable business, SMR Consolidated creates value for Sri Lankans in many ways, apart from high-quality products. As a locally-owned and grown business, SMR Consolidated always strives to create value for its communities, presently directly employing almost 1,000 individuals and creating indirect economic opportunities for over 5,000 people, helping over 6,000 rural families thrive. SMR Consolidated is also helping to create a positive image for the brand Sri Lanka, through its products in global markets.
Source: Colombo Page