- Bags an unprecedented 7 awards across 5 subsidiaries
- Adjudged overall winners in 5 categories, merit awards in 3 sectors
Iconic Sri Lankan multi-national Hayleys PLC, recorded another stellar performance with the group companies bringing home a total of 7 awards, at the recently concluded Presidential Export Awards 2019.
The Group’s pioneering activated carbon manufacturing and exporting arm, Haycarb PLC topped the list at this year’s ceremony, having been adjudged Overall Winners in the categories of Innovative Export Product of the Year and Organic Product Exporter of the Year, in recognition of its breakthrough efforts to supply material for the super-capacitor or Electric Double Layer Capacitor (EDLC) coconut carbon to the world-famous electric car manufacturer Tesla. Haycarb was also able to secure a Merit Certificate in the Coconut Shell Product Sector.
Two other Hayleys companies – Dipped Products PLC and HJS Condiments (Pvt) Ltd. – a subsidiary of Hayleys Agriculture PLC – were also adjudged Best Exporter in their respective categories of Latex Products and Processed Vegetables, Fruits and Juices.
Similarly, Hayleys Fabric PLC and Quality Seed Company (Pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of Hayleys Agriculture, also secured merit awards in the Textile and Floriculture Sectors respectively.
“For generations, Hayleys has served as a vital component of the Sri Lankan economy, acting as an engine of growth, and innovative value addition to the lives of Sri Lankans. The performance of our leading companies stand as a further validation of our continuing efforts to carve out a space for value added Sri Lankan produce in global markets.
“The diversity of companies and products recognised at this year’s awards – from activated coconut shell carbon to value added fruits and vegetable-based products, rubber-based goods, textiles and floriculture – also help to showcase some of the depth and breadth of what Hayleys has to offer. We are grateful for this recognition and remain deeply committed to further enhancing this legacy of innovation for generations to come,” Hayleys Chairman and Chief Executive, Mohan Pandithage stated.
The Presidential Export Awards are considered among the most prestigious national level awards open to the Sri Lankan corporate sector. Award nominees are evaluated by an eminent panel of judges appointed by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), with only the best and most innovative exporters, being selected based on significant and outstanding contributions to the development of Sri Lankan exports and the wider national economy.
Established in 1878 by Chas. P. Hayley as a trading house in Galle specialising in import and export, the Hayleys Group has since grown to serve as a centrepiece of the Sri Lankan economy while maintaining a global presence of manufacturing and marketing offices across 5 regions with business interests spanning a total of 16 sectors. Today it stands out as one of Sri Lanka’s most prominent success stories, having been the first listed Sri Lankan corporate to surpass US$ 1 billion in revenue and accounting for 3.3% of the nation’s total export earnings.