From left: Dr. Lalith Senaweera – Director General (SLSI), Dr. M S Anees – Chairman (SLSI) D K R Ekanayake – Secretary, Ministry of Rural Economic Affairs, R Wijialudchumi – Secretary, Ministry of Science, Technology and Research, Susil Premajayanth, Minister of Science, Technology and Research, Pradeep Kannangara – Director, (AB Securitas), Prabodhanie Wanigasundara, Head of Sales & Marketing (AB Securitas), Januka Kularathna – Manager Quality Assurance (AB Securitas), Sudath Berugoda Arachchi, Head of HR (AB Securitas)
AB Securitas (Pvt) Ltd, the leading Loss Prevention and Secure Transport service provider in Sri Lanka is being honored with the National Quality award for Business Excellence under Service Sector (Large Scale) in Sri Lanka, at the National Quality Awards 2015 which was held at BMICH on 14th October.
Minister of Science Technology and Research, Susil Premajayantha graced the function as the Chief Guest where D K R Ekanayake – Secretary, Ministry of Rural Economic Affairs and R Wijialudchumi – Secretary, Ministry of Science, Technology and Research participated as special guests.
National Quality Awards is organized by Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI), the national Standards Body of Sri Lanka every year in order to recognize the Business excellence of Sri Lankan Organizations. The National Quality Award recognizes quality excellence based on the world renowned Malcolm Baldrige model. It is judged by a panel of industry experts/business leaders against an in-depth scoring criteria covering seven key areas namely Leadership, Strategic Planning, Customer Focus, Measurement, Analysis and Knowledge Management, Workforce Engagement, Operational Focus and Results.
AB Securitas (Pvt) Ltd is the first ever Lost Prevention Service Provider in the country to be bestowed with this prestigious award. The Company commenced operations in year 1994 and it is one of the first Sri Lankan Loss Prevention Companies to obtain ISO 9001 certification for quality management and only Loss Prevention Company to posses OHSAS 18001 Certification for health and safety which is a clear indication of its commitment towards a high quality service to their customers and other stake holders.
The company is in operation over two decades leading its way in Loss Prevention, Cash in Transit, Total Cash Management, ATM Management and Electronic Security and has Island wide presence with fully fledged Cash Management Centres in Anuradhapura and Matara. AB Securitas is an active founding member of SLASSPA (Sri Lanka Security Services Provider’s Association) since year 2005 and also an active member of the Industrial Security Foundation (ISF) since year 2009.
AB Securitas has ventured in to international market as well with ABS Bangladesh (Pvt) Ltd which is a fully own subsidiary of the Company. ABS Bangladesh provides Loss Prevention Services, Cash in Transit and Cash Management Services, Electronic Security and Facility Management Services to many leading commercial sector Companies in Bangladesh.
Wing Commander (Rtd.) Pradeep Kannangara Director of AB Securitas stated “We are proud to receive this prestigious award and this is indeed a result of the strength of excellent teamwork and operational excellence which is the key of our success.”
“Further I would like to take this opportunity to express our heartiest gratitude to Sri Lanka Standards Institution and the National Quality Awards Team for recognizing our efforts and also to thank the entire Team of AB Securitas `who worked untiringly to achieve this award”.