Sri Lanka, Oct. 10 — Royal Fernwood Porcelain Limited, a large-scale manufacturer of high quality white and decorated porcelain tableware and figurine ornaments that enjoys a global reputation in the porcelain tableware industry as a reliable supplier to many premium brands, recently announced that the company was the recipient of the Silver Award in the Minerals and Mineral Based Products Sector Large Category at the NCE Export Awards 2018.
Importantly, Gold was not awarded in this category resulting in Royal Fernwood receiving the highest accolade within this category.
Commenting on their achievement, Royal Fernwood Porcelain’s Chief Operating Officer, Yoshan Fernando, said, “It is with great pride that we accept this accolade for the second consecutive year. We have always been an organization that has earned respect and credibility among our international customers for the simple reason that we maintain international standards in everything we do. While ensuring continuous improvement in our operations, we take our responsibility towards our stakeholders, both local and international, very seriously. This has been our secret to sustained success even during adverse business conditions”.
Incorporated in 1994 and commenced commercial production in 1997, exactly 20 years post the company’s first successful export to the United Kingdom, Royal Fernwood Porcelain continues to manufacture products for most of the prestigious ceramic dinnerware manufacturers in Europe, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the USA.
“We are constantly challenging ourselves to look beyond the status quo. Our corporate value of seeing beyond is inculcated at a corporate level and cascades across all our subsidiaries,” said Murali Prakash, Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Ambeon Capital PLC and Ambeon Holdings PLC. Prakash further added that, “This accomplishment by Royal Fernwood Porcelain for the second consecutive year is proof of our commitment to continuous improvement to products, processes and procedures across the Group.”
Royal Fernwood Porcelain, a member of the Dankotuwa Group and subsidiary of Ambeon Holdings PLC., prides itself as being a young, vibrant and colourful organization manufacturing and marketing modern, contemporary collection of porcelain, designed and developed for that millennial customer.
The company’s international customer base includes brand names such as 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 Galerfia Kaufhof. In addition, several upmarket department stores in many countries across the world are customers of Royal Fernwood with the company covering over 40 countries around the globe, a result of the international quality standard of Royal Fernwood Porcelain products.
Celebrating 26 years in recognising and rewarding the excellence of Sri Lankan Exporters, the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) has achieved national significance over the years due to high standards and professionalism it maintains across all its projects.
This year’s awards saw the most number of applicants vying for these prestigious awards.
In addition to ascertaining winners based on general export criteria, areas such as export performance, market/product development, value addition, financial performance, effective management efforts, sustainability, significant achievements related to the company and country, implementation of quality management/environment protection systems, efficient energy and waste management, branding and innovation in addition to contemporary requirements to compete in the global arena, government economic and export policies.
While Joanne Doornewaard, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands was the chief guest at the award ceremony, Mano Sekaram, Founder and CEO of 99X Technologies Limited, was the guest of honour at this prestigious event.