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Allianz celebrates Trailblazers’ commitment to service excellence

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Some of Allianz Lanka’s Trailblazers receiving their awards from members of the company’s senior management team

Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited (Allianz Lanka) recognized 59 team members from across its Life and General Insurance businesses for their commitment to service excellence under its ‘Trailblazers of Allianz – We care A to Z 2020’ program.

These Trailblazers were nominated by the insurer’s management team from across the company for going above and beyond their call of duty, especially during the COVID-19 related lockdown, to deliver world-class service to Allianz Lanka’s policyholders. Their relentless efforts and steadfast commitment helped ensure seamless running of the company’s business operations as well as regulatory and back office processes during this period. Staying true to Allianz’s purpose of “securing your future”, they served as a key pillar of support to both customers and colleagues through the lockdown and beyond.

Running in parallel with Allianz Lanka’s on-going appraisal and rewards initiatives, the ‘Trailblazers of Allianz’ program seeks to look beyond performance numbers alone. It is aimed at honouring team members’ commitment to upholding Allianz’s values and delivering world class service that drives them to go above and beyond their call of duty.

Commending these exceptional Trailblazers, the program also hopes to encourage other team members to rise above challenges and become exceptional “work heroes” within Allianz Lanka’s agile, collaborative and creative work environment.

Thanking them for their dedication, Gany Subramaniam, Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited, presented them with letters of commendation and tokens of appreciation.

“At Allianz, we have always considered our team members to be our greatest asset. Their commitment and efforts to ensure uninterrupted service delivery at a time when the whole world is faced with an unprecedented health and economic crisis has been truly inspiring. This is especially true in the case of the 59 Trailblazers being honoured in this inaugural phase of our ‘Trailblazers of Allianz’ program. Rising above all challenges, they went beyond their call of duty to uphold our values and service standards during these trying times,” Mr. Subramaniam said. “Staying true to Allianz’s purpose of securing the future, these heroes are a symbol of our commitment to being there for our customers and all other stakeholders through thick and thin, always providing guidance, support and true partnership throughout their lives.”

Going forward, the program will continue to identify and highlight self-motivated individuals from across the company who work independently with minimum supervision and direction, meeting all deadlines and targets, consistently. It will look for team members who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and an engaged, positive attitude, overcoming challenges and limitations through creativity and innovation.

 

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New Administration building at Horana EPZ opened

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The BOI’s Horana Export Processing Zone ceremonially opened its 46 million-rupee new administrative building recently with BOI DG Sanjaya Mohottala as chief guest. The event was attended by a large number of investors, government officials and the senior BOI officials, the BOI announced.

Mohottala said on this occasion that “our biggest challenge is to maintain the GDP rate at 6% for the next 10 years with the BOI charged with the responsibility of uplifting the economy and attracting Foreign Direct Investment.

“We need to provide necessary infrastructure facilities and a healthy investment climate with a more proactive rather than reactive role,” he said.

He announced that steps are being taken to develop thrust sectors for investment such as pharmaceuticals, agricultural processing, ICT, aquaculture and rubber etc. Also the BOI was responsible for providing investors with an efficient service.

Horana Export processing Zone was established in 1999 on 390 acres of which 181 acres is industrial land. The infrastructure provided include water, processing of waste water and electricity, making the zome attractive to investors.

Zone companies have generated 3,375 direct employment opportunities and twice that number of indirect jobs with total export revenue of Rs 8.6 billion earned in 2019.

There are 21 enterprises in commercial operation at the Horana EPZ involved in the manufacture of apparel & accessories, food, wooden products, consumer goods, steel, aluminum and plastic products.

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GPV Lanka awarded SLS 1672: 2020 COVID-19 Safety Management System

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GPV Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., recently received the Certificate of Conformity – SLS 1672:2020 COVID -19 Safety Management System from the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI).

This confirms the company’s unparalleled commitment towards ensuring health and safety measures among its workforce and all stakeholders engaged in its day-to-day operations.

Preparations to face the pandemic’s consequences within a short time is a noteworthy aspect of the organisation. Furthermore, this qualification will support to keep production geared up to serve overseas customers with minimum hindrance.

GPV Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., has become the first Sri Lankan Company into electronics manufacturing to receive this certification. GPV was founded in Denmark in 1961 and is today one of Europe’s leading electronics manufacturers. GPV is a global EMS-partner providing complex electronics, cable-harness, mechatronics and box-build solutions including design and engineering activities to customers worldwide within high mix/low-medium volume.

GPV generates a revenue at about USD 460 million with around 3,700 employees and has production sites across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

GPV Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd has been in the industry in Sri Lanka for more than 30 years and today it has 1,022 employees including 45 electronic engineers with a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

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Lankan company offers Chinese language services

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In a global climate where China has established its standing as the second largest and fastest growing economy in the world, the extent of the country’s scale and integration has meant that proficiency in Chinese has become a coveted asset.

Hàny? Services -a Sri Lanka-based Chinese content creation, translation, and interpretation company- has launched with a wide portfolio of professional Chinese language services to fulfil the growing interest in investing in this highly lucrative market.

“The company, with its vast global network of qualified Chinese linguists, delivers translation service excellence for any industry, where content is produced such that the client’s brand message is effectively conveyed without the loss of style, tone or context. The language service provider’s scope of services in this regard include document and website translations, interpretation, proofreading, voice-over services, and video subtitling, the SL company said in a news release.

“Additionally, clients of Hàny? Services stand to gain a strong competitive advantage in their respective sectors by having tailor-made content created that will best target the Chinese market accurately, ensuring that every message communicated is localized persuasively.”

The company’s team of seasoned Mandarin translators and writers are experienced in Chinese content writing, creation of localized marketing collateral, website localization and translation, and video creation, helping businesses find their distinctive voice and share their brand story through exceptional content, the release said.

The service also offers greater insight into Chinese business culture and etiquette, a vital asset for those looking to do business with or in China. Here too, Hàny? Services offers training on Chinese business language and culture that will help earn clients’ trust through the ability to communicate and negotiate better; paving the way for more successful agreements and business deals, it added.

Recently the agency launched Sri Lanka’s first ‘Mandarin Corner’ -an interactive initiative to encourage Lankans from across the island to learn, practise, and network in Mandarin with native speakers, students, and others. communication overall, the release said.

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