September 12, 2013, 7:43 pm
R.F.N. Jayasooriya, CEO – Keells Food Products PLC (right), Vice President – John Keells Holdings receiving the Top Ten Award and the Winning Team.
Keells Food Products (KFP) was recognized at the recently concluded CNCI Achiever Awards held at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo and organized by the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries. KFP was awarded the CNCI Merit Award in the Extra Large Manufacturing Sector, National Level and the CNCI Top Ten Award in the Extra Large Category. Keells Food Products manufactures a range of processed meats and crumbed products under the much-loved brands, Keells, Elephant House Sausages and Krest,
The Ceylon National Chamber of Industries has been organizing the CNCI Achiever Awards for the past 12 years in order to recognize and reward local entities for industrial and service excellence. This year’s applicants were evaluated on criteria such as Net Sales Revenue, Value Addition, Research and Development, Quality Assurance and Certification, and Environmental and Social Responsibility. Subsequent to the evaluation a distinguished panel headed by Prof. Eng. Ananda Jayawardena, Vice Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa and other top officials from a number of local industries as well as officials of the Sri Lanka Standard Institution/ Sri Lanka Accreditation Board, Sri Lanka Consumer Affairs Authority, and the Central Environmental Authority made the final selection.
Speaking about the achievement Mr. Nishantha Jayasooriya, CEO Keells Food Products said, "The CNCI Awards recognize local companies that have excelled in furthering their chosen industries. At Keells Foods we constantly strive to uplift our standards and invest in research and development so that our consumers can rest assured that they are getting the best. This lets us set the benchmark for the processed foods industry."
"It is an honour to be selected as a Top Ten company from a host of industry leaders in the extra large manufacturing industries category. We are confident that this achievement will inspire and encourage our teams to improve in every aspect, be it business, sales, R&D, quality assurance or CSR," he added.
Keells Food Products PLC (KFP) is Sri Lanka’s market leader in the processed meat industry and Keells Sausages has the distinction of being the only SLS 1218 certified brand in the local market. A subsidiary company of John Keells Holdings, KFP started its operations in the year 1983.