Galuku Group of Companies Chairman Jagath Manjula Yapa was awarded as the most excellent businessman in the category of innovative value-addition products at the Wayamba Vijayabhimani Entrepreneur Excellence Awards.
This award was secured by Galuku Hydroponic (Pvt.) Ltd, a sister company of Galuku Group of Companies.
President Maithripala Sirisena witnessed this award ceremony organised by the North Western Provincial Industrial Services Bureau, held at the provincial council auditorium in Kurunegala.
The ambition that induced the inception of Galuku Hydroponic (Pvt.) Ltd in 2004 was the need to attire economic value on the leftovers of coconuts. The business was started on coir substrates and its subsequent experiments led to the manufacture of a more developed and quality-driven products range to the market.
Its first series of value-added products comprised of coir substrates-based agricultural outputs. The persistent popularity these coir substrates-related products could gain in nursery growths was remarkable. As it introduced most ideal coir substrate products that were sensitive to the water consumption, it could invade a massive market territory. Galuku Hydrponic (Pvt.) Ltd has also invented products required for pets. It already carries a glorious demand in the market.
Galuku Hydroponic (Pvt.) Ltd won the Wayamba Vijayabhimani award for the innovative products it manufactures for the pets, oil-related industries and innovations for domestic tasks.
Its other products include highly pure oil-related foods and skin-care products. Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, China, America, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, Great Britain and Germany are the major destinations of Galuku imports.
Yapa stated that the Entrepreneur Excellence award is the result of the collective effort exercised by the management and staff. He won Gold and Silver awards at the FCCISL Best Entrepreneur Award Ceremony in 2010 and 2012.