Kelani Cables conferred National Quality Award for second time
21, Feb 2017 – Kelani Cables PLC, which produces the number one secure electrical and communication cable in Sri Lanka, was conferred the National Quality Award for the second time. The awards ceremony was held at the Hilton, Colombo with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena.
Kelani Cables won the National Quality Award for the first time in 2006.
The award was presented to Kelani Cables PLC in 2017 for functioning as a large scale manufacturing company, sustaining quality standards set by the Sri Lanka Standards Institute for a decade.
Kelani Cables is the only wire manufacturing company in Sri Lanka that has clinched this prestigious award twice.
Speaking of the company’s achievement, Kelani Cables PLC Director/CEO Mahinda Saranapala said strict quality standards is the backbone of Kelani Cables PLC and the secret behind its success.
“Kelani Cables product is endorsed by the customers as the ‘number one’ secure electrical and communication cable manufactured in the country and that endorsement is an asset to our company. It is sheer proof for the excellent quality of our product. Winning the National Quality Award for the second time endorses the sustainability of standards of Kelani Cables products since 2006,” said the CEO.
He added: “Thousands of Kelani Cables customers in the island can now be happy for relying on a superior brand name over the years. I would take this opportunity to thank our dedicated workforce that tirelessly works towards maintaining the quality of Kelani Cables products.”
Kelani Cables PLC is a 100% Sri Lankan company serving the nation for 48 years manufacturing electrical and communication cables. The company achieved Super Brands status in the electrical and telecommunication sector in 2008 for professional supremacy it demonstrated in the electrical and communication cables sphere.
In 2012, Kelani Cables PLC clinched the Bronze award in the Excellent Business Brand category at SLIM Brand Excellence. It clinched Gold at SLIM Brand Excellence once again in 2013 for the same category. The company secured Gold at the SLITAD People Development – 2013 award ceremony for the contribution it has made towards training and development of the work-force plus up-keeping their welfare.
Kelani Cables PLC is the proud recipient of ISO 9000:2008 certification for quality, ISO 14001:2004 for better environment management, National Standards award and Ge gold winner of Taiki Akimoto 5S award. The company won a Geo Responsibility Award in 2014.
In 2015 Kelani Cables PLC was conferred with the Asia’s Best Employer Brand award. Kelani Cables was recognised for sustainable development at the National Green Awards in 2015. The company bagged the Silver award for best organisational CSR brand under the B2B Brand category at the SLIM Brand Excellence Awards in 2015. National HR Excellence Silver award in 2016 and Green Reporting Gold award at the Presidential Environmental Awards in the same year are other achievements.
Kelani Cables PLC is one of the first companies in Sri Lanka that took oaths to adhere to National Green Reporting System. As a green-oriented and socially-responsible company, Kelani Cables PLC has been certified to use the ‘Responsible Care’ label which has added immense value to the company’s reputation in the export market sector.