From left: Shahnooz Ozeer, Consultant - International Marketing - Dankotuwa Porcelain Plc and Royal Fernwood Porcelain, Vinoba Seneviratna AGM Production - Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC, Shevanthi De Alwis, Chief Marketing Officer - Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC, Sarada De Silva – Immediate Past President - NCE,Chathurangani Perera, Deputy Manager Exports, Maliban Biscuit Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd, Ashoka Perera – General Manager Exports, Maliban Biscuit Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd and Daya Gamage, Minister of Primary Industries
Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC announced that the company was adjudged winner of the Gold award in the large scale industrial sector for ceramics and porcelain products category at the recently concluded NCE Export Awards 2017.
Awarded by the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE), this accolade is one of many that the company has won over its 34 years of rich heritage and plating of gastronomy in Sri Lanka and over the world. The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) has been conducting the NCE Export Awards for the past 25 years with the objective of recognising and rewarding the excellence of Sri Lankan Exporters who have marked Sri Lanka’s presence in the international market arena through the manufacturing and marketing of local products to global standards. Evaluation of applicants and selection of award winners are usually conducted by a technical panel of professionals who bring in expertise and experiences from various industries related to exports.
This year’s ceremony was conducted with great pomp and flair, with Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe gracing the occasion as the chief guest while Daya Gamage, Minister of Primary Industries, Faizser Musthapha Minister for Provincial Councils and Local Government, Dr. Harsha de Silva, Deputy Minister of Policy planning and Economic Development were present as special guests. Voted as one of Sri Lanka’s Super Brands and a recipient of the Presidential Export Awards, the elegance, sophistication and superiority of Dankotuwa Porcelain has earned for the company a reputation for being the best in Asia, Europe and the US. As such, the company continues to maintain a broad global client base for brands such as Macy’s Department Stores, Debenhams, Portmerion, Oneida, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Jashanmal, Jumbo Retail, Joules, Crate & Barrel, Country Road, Laduree, Tchibo, Notneutral, XXX Lutz, Lenox, Porsgrund, Fischer, Ritzenhoff, Migross, Ripley, Thun, Narumi, El Corte Ingles, Berghoff, Yalco, Weissesstal and Galeria Kaufhof. Known across the world for achieving a remarkable whiteness, that radiates a sense of pristine beauty, Dankotuwa Porcelain was the only Sri Lankan porcelain manufacturer to be recognized by the European Union through their European Product Design Awards (ePDA) 2017. With these high whiteness levels and luxurious gold and platinum designs have made Dankotuwa Porcelain the preferred choice whether it is for extravagant indulgences or smaller tokens of appreciation,catering to the diversity of the international palate within the scope of casual eating to high-end dinner services.
Commenting on their achievement Wasaba Jayasekara, Chief Executive Officer – Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC stated “It is with great pride that we acknowledge this accolade. Over the years, Dankotuwa Porcelain has designed, developed and mastered the art of producing innovative world-class tableware. It is our sense of creativity, the design techniques used and developing a quality product with exquisite designs that has given us the opportunity to enjoy a diverse customer base from various parts of the world. This feat is testament to our dedication, passion and attention to detail and the reason as to why Dankotuwa Porcelain is a leading exporter of tableware in Sri Lanka”.