The Elba-Abans Partners Get-Together was recently held at Hotel Galadari, Colombo. The event symbolized Abans’ goal of recognizing and rewarding the achievements accomplished by its islandwide network of authorised dealers who are its closest associates in the business.
Elba General Manager Sales Roberto Bedin graced the occasion as the chief guest while Elba Export Area Manager Marco Fabbian attended as the guest of honour.
Abans holds its authorised dealers with high regard, as it is its dealers who actively promote Abans products from the world’s best brands across the island.
This year, Abans and Elba rewarded the dealers who achieved the highest sales targets with all-expense paid foreign and local tours.
The event commenced with an energetic welcome dance act performed by Chandana Wickramasinghe Dancers, followed by the lighting of the oil lamp. After that, Abans PLC General Manager Laleendra Brahmana delivered his welcome speech, cordially welcoming the chief guest, dignitaries and authorised dealers.
Abans PLC Managing Director Tito Pestonjee also addressed the gathering while Elba General Manager Sales Roberto Bedin provided the keynote address.
Majority of Abans’ authorized dealers received foreign and local tours as awards for their remarkable achievements throughout the past year. The winner of Top 10 All-Island High Achievement Award, for the third consecutive year, was Laksala Trade Centre – Kiribathgoda, who was awarded a tour to Canada/USA and Bangkok. The first runner-up was Shantha Stores – Kuliyapitiya, who received a tour to Canada/USA, China and Bangkok, while the second runner-up was Senadheera Multy Traders (Pvt.) Ltd – Gampaha, who obtained a tour to New Zealand and China.
Dinapala (Pvt.) Ltd – Kandy, Seetha Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd – Pilimathalawa, Dilshan Trade Centre (Pvt.) Ltd – Mahawewa, Digital Electronics – Ragama, Dammika Trade Centre (Pvt.) Ltd – Middeniya, T.G. Brothers – Embilipitiya and R.A.N Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd – Ampitiya rounded off the Top 10 All-Island High Achievers.
Further, the Provincial 1st Achievement Award went to the following dealers: Aadhil Enterprises – Colombo 11 for the Western Province, New Silk Stores (Pvt.) Ltd – Madampe for the North Western Province, Justins Electronics – Kegalle for the Sabaragamuwa Province, Givinda Trade Centre – Medawachchiya for the North Central Province, New Kalyani Electronics – Rikillagaskada for the Central Province, Jayananda Trade Centre – Mahiyanganaya for the Uva Province, Piyasiri Electronics – Thissamaharama for the Southern Province, Alsan Steel Furniture – Oddamawadi for the Eastern Province and finally Sundharson – Manipay for the Northern Province.
Elba-Abans Partners Get-Together 2016 also marked 30 years of business collaboration between Abans and Elba, Italy’s No.1 brand for kitchen appliances.
Abans PLC Chairperson Aban Pestonjee and Managing Director Tito Pestonjee on behalf of Abans PLC presented an appreciation plaque to Roberto Bedin and Marco Fabbian on behalf of Elba, commemorating the close partnership between the two corporations.
Interspersed throughout the proceedings were dance and musical fusion acts performed by the Chandana Wickramasinghe Dancers and Naadro, which kept the audience highly entertained. There was also an entrance raffle draw where consolation prizes, an Elba Hood and Elba Hob were provided to the winners.