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Spectra named Best Container Depot for Import and Export at ICS Awards 2020

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The country’s premier logistics company, Spectra Integrated Logistics, a joint venture between Hemas Transportation and GAC Sri Lanka, was named ‘Best Container Depot’ for both Import and Export sectors at the 27th Annual ICS Awards ceremony 2020 held recently.

This win rides on the company being recognized as Best Container Depot- Import and nominated in the Export sector in ICS Awards 2019.

The awards ceremony conducted by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS- UK) Sri Lanka recognizes top performing logistics providers in the country based on an independent survey conducted among numerous importers and exporters on the services they received for the year 2020.

As a one stop shop logistics solutions provider of warehousing, transportation, customs brokerage and container depot services, Spectra’s consistent performance in providing the best integrated logistics services to its customers has helped the company bag the Best Container Depot- Import award for the second consecutive year.

The event was held on March 26 at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo with Minister of Ports and Shipping Rohitha Abeygunawardena as chief guest and former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) General (Retd) Daya Ratnayake as guests of honor. Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri delivering the keynote speech.

Commenting on the awards, General Manager – Inland Container Terminal at Spectra Integrated Logistics, Rohitha Jayatilake said, “We thank all our customers for their tremendous encouragement and support to keep us moving forward amidst various challenges we faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our success was made possible by the trust that our customers have placed in us and the dedication of our highly motivated and passionate team of supply chain experts. We are confident that the company will continue to grow from strength to strength with the continued support of our customers and our staff.”

Spectra’s extensive knowledge and expertise in providing some of the best integrated logistics solutions spans diverse industry sectors. The company has a fifteen-acre state-of-the-art container yard in the Muthurajawela Industrial Zone with a warehousing and distribution facility famed for being one of the largest of its kind in the country.

The company is embarking on a digital transformation journey to fully optimize its operations to cater to the evolving needs of its customers and the industry, by providing an innovative, seamless, and real-time service experience while focusing on societal and environmental values.

Spectra aims to be a gamechanger in the industry with the vision of being the leading innovative, integrated supply chain and logistics solutions partner, and fostering a culture that embraces innovation and inclusion which surpasses all other service providers in Sri Lanka.



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Hemas Consumer strengthens portfolio with L’Oréal partnership in Sri Lanka

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Hemas Consumer, the leading manufacturer and distributor in Sri Lanka’s beauty and personal care sector has strengthened its portfolio of offerings in a groundbreaking partnership with the world’s number one beauty company, L’Oréal. With this partnership Hemas Consumer obtains distributor rights to leverage its sales network and innovative marketing approaches in taking L’Oréal’s wide range of beauty and personal care brands across Sri Lanka.

Commenting on the new partnership, Sriyan de Silva Wijeyeratne, Managing Director, Hemas Consumer & Executive Director Hemas Group said, “We have spent over fifty years building successful and strong consumer brands in Sri Lanka. In keeping with our promise of consumer delight and trust, we are elated to partner a world-class cosmetics group like L’Oréal expanding our existing portfolio with the world’s most sought-after beauty and personal care products.

We are well equipped in our distribution process with island-wide sales channels to serve all parts of the country. I believe this partnership will revolutionize Sri Lanka’s beauty care industry and more prospects await as we continue to look ahead with L’Oréal.”

Sabrina Esufally, Director Business Development and Innovation at Hemas Consumer said, “This partnership will enable Sri Lankans to access the iconic brands and solutions created through years of research and innovation by L’Oréal. In the fast evolving and dynamic beauty industry, the combined strength of Hemas’s local heritage and penetration, and L’Oréal’s global technology and trust is the perfect recipe for consumer delight.”

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DFCC Bank supports industrial excellence by partnering CNCI Achiever Awards

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DFCC Bank PLC, stepped up once again for the 3rd consecutive year to partner with the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) as the principal sponsor and official banking partner of the CNCI Achiever Awards 2020.

The CNCI Achiever Awards was held for the 19th consecutive time to recognize the outstanding efforts of exceptional performers who have molded their respective industries with innovative solutions, while overcoming challenges and meeting the demands of their clientele. This year, the event was recently held under strict health guidelines at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. 

Commenting on the sponsorship, Chief Executive Officer of DFCC Bank PLC Lakshman Silva stated, “We are pleased to have partnered with the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI), as the Main Sponsor and Official Banking Partner of the 19th CNCI Achiever Awards 2020. DFCC is honored to partner in reconciling successful Sri Lankan businesses from various industrial sectors. Our partnership with this prestigious awards programme aligns seamlessly with our commitment to foster and reward industrial growth across the country and support local entrepreneurs in MSME & SME sectors.”

 

 

 

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Lanka SSL triumphs with National Gold and Top Ten Awards

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CNCI Achiever Awards 2020

Lanka Special Steel Limited (Lanka SSL), a trusted name in wires and a fully-owned subsidiary of E B Creasy & Company PLC, was recently awarded the coveted National Gold Award under the Extra Large category in the Manufacturing Sector at the Achiever Awards 2020 for Industrial Excellence.

The annual event organized by the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) was held in March 2021 at Colombo, and celebrated some of the leading industrialists in the country for their tremendous and continued efforts in uplifting and promoting quality standards, productivity, growth and strategy, R&D, employee welfare and others whilst contributing to both the society and economy at large.

‘We are immensely proud to have been recognized with two very prominent awards at this year’s CNCI Achiever Awards. It is a huge leap from just winning a Merit Award the last time around, and this incredible achievement certainly reflects our highly ambitious plans to strive for continued excellence. We would like to thank our valued customers and all stakeholders. We are grateful to our hardworking and committed staff at Lanka SSL who have made this possible,’ said Pravin De Silva, CEO of Lanka SSL.

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