Representatives of winning Rileys team with Hayleys Eco Solutions Managing Director Chrishan Mendis (centre)
Rileys, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hayleys PLC, won the Gold award for the Most Innovative Exporter of Sri Lanka and the Gold award for Agriculture Value Added in the Large category at the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) Awards 2016, held recently at The Hilton Colombo.
Rileys, renowned for its creative doormat concepts, is a leading Sri Lankan manufacturer of floor coverings, which include a wide range of door mats. The annual NCE awards recognize and honour exporters who make a significant contribution to the economy.
“It is an honour to be recognized as a leading contributor to the country’s export growth. The awards endorse our strategies focused on innovation and the recognition goes to the entire team at Rileys,” commented Hayleys PLC Managing Director Eco Solutions Chrishan Mendis.
Over the years, Rileys has acquired many international accreditations and certifications such as BSCI, SA 8000 & SEDEX, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 positioning the company as a major supplier in the global floor coverings industry.
The Rileys product portfolio consists of a wide range of value-added coconut fibre and rubber-based floor covering products.
The designs and concepts include flocked recycled rubber mats, powerloom mats, industrial mats, tufted coir mats and coir boot scrapers to name a few, which end up on the shelves of some of the world-renowned retailers/DIYs across the globe, including the ‘High Street’ in the United Kingdom.