– Awarded 6 Gold, 3 Silver & 4 Bronze medals plus National
award for contributions to agriculture –
The Hayleys Group’s deep-rooted and all-embracing involvement in Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector was fittingly acknowledged with a record 14 awards at the 2012 National Agri Business (AgBiz) awards in Colombo last week.
Seven of the nine companies clustered under Hayleys Agriculture were honoured at this prestigious event with six Gold, three Silver and four Bronze awards as well as a National award for their contributions to the sector in the concluded financial year.
“We are elated to sweep the board once again at the National Agri Business awards,” said Rizvi Zaheed, the Hayleys Group Director in-charge of the conglomerate’s agriculture sector companies. “The fact that Hayleys companies have consistently improved their showing at this event each year is testimony to the fact that the Group’s commitment to Agriculture is not just being sustained, but is growing.”
Of the 2012 award winners, Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Ltd., (formerly Hayleys Agro Products Ltd.) received three Gold awards for Import & Supply of Farm Machinery, Equipment & tools, for Extension Services and Veterinary Care Products; a Sliver for Agro Chemicals and a Bronze for Imported Seeds, all in the ‘Large’ category.
Gold awards were also won by Sunfrost Ltd., (Extension Services – Large), HJS Condiments Ltd., (Marketing – Export of Fruit & Vegetables – Large) and Quality Seed Co. Ltd., (Producers – Seed Farms – Small).
Agro Technica Ltd., was awarded Silver as a Producer (Manufacture of farm machinery, equipment & tool extension) in the Large category, while Hayleys Agro Biotech Ltd., received the third Silver award for Retail/Wholesale Marketing in the Small category.
Quality Seed Co. Ltd., grabbed two Bronze awards as a Producer, for plant nurseries and foliage & cut flower farms in the Small category, while Hayleys Agro Farms Ltd., took the Bronze as a Producer (Seed Farms) in the Medium category.
Meanwhile, HJS Condiments was adjudged 1st runner-up for the National award for Marketing – Export of Fruits and Vegetables.
The 14 awards won this year takes the total number of awards secured by the Hayleys Group at the National Agri Business Awards in the last four years to 35, 16 of them Golds. The awards were organised by the National Agribusiness Council for the seventh consecutive time this year.
The nine companies that make up Hayleys Agriculture are Hayleys Agro Products Ltd., Hayleys Agro Fertilisers Ltd., Haychem Ltd., Agro Technica Ltd., Hayleys Agro Biotech Ltd., Sunfrost Ltd., HJS Condiments Ltd., Hayleys Agro Farms Ltd., and Quality Seed Co. Ltd. Together they embody the Hayleys Group’s enduring legacy of involvement in the agronomy of Sri Lanka, the lives of farmers and a commercial engagement in virtually every stage of the lifecycle of myriad agricultural products and services. A strong linkage with the global supply chain whereby primary fruit and vegetable products from the hinterland of Sri Lanka enter global markets as ready-to-consume products gives Hayleys Agriculture a truly unique position in the local agriculture sector.