Teejay Lanka PLC, Sri Lanks’s largest textile manufacturer, has won the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) Top 10 Achiever Award and the Silver award in Extra Large Category of the Manufacturing Sector. The company has been given the Industrial Excellence award for the second consecutive year.
The award was given after a detailed analysis of the factors such as company turnover, value addition, productivity, employment statistics, welfare of employees, statutory responsibility, corporate planning, research and development, quality assurance, environment responsibility, social responsibility, and industrial and occupational health and safety measures.
“We are delighted. Progressing from the Bronze award last year to the Silver this year reflects our continuing journey of excellence. Teejay has established its dedication to not just being a renowned knit fabric solutions provider, but also an innovative and ever-evolving manufacturing brand focused on quality, being socially responsible and highly efficient,” said, Pubudu De Silva, CEO, Teejay Lanka.
The factors that contributed towards winning this award are the recent expansion of Teejay’s India, which has doubled its production capacity in India and has increased its overall manufacturing capacity of the group to US $ 210 million.
Also, the manufacturer initiatives towards lean manufacturing and winning the Quality Circle Award presented by Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Quality and Productivity, being bestowed the Compliance Certificate at JASTECA Awards 2017, and being recognized at the Taiki Akimoto 5S Awards Competition 2017 were also contributory factors.
Teejay Lanka is one of the region’s largest textile manufacturers and is the first in the industry to develop green fabric. Apart from these two awards company has also been listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) since 2011 and was included in the S&P Top 20 Index in Sri Lanka last year. Also, the company has been named among the Forbes ‘200 Best under a Billion in Asia’ and been recognized as the ‘International Textile Firm of the Year’ and the ‘International Dyer and Finisher’ by World Textile Institute, London.