Nippon Paints awarded two Golds at National Business Excellence Awards
Dec 3, 2016 – Nippon Paints Lanka, one of the island’s largest paint manufacturers, was adjudged the Gold Award Winner at the recently held National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) 2016, an annual competition conducted by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) to recognise local business enterprises for their excellence.
They also aim to encourage Sri Lankan organisations to position the country as one that has excellently managed organisations which make it attractive for joint ventures, investments, and as a source for products and services.
“Nippon Paints is proud and delighted with the win. This award further affirms our position as one of the largest paint manufacturers in Sri Lanka and also Asia. It gives us the endorsement that we are the best in the country and we will continue to innovate and give our customers the best possible service,” said Nippon Paint Lanka Ltd. Managing Director Raja Hewabowala. “We have been in the market for 37 years and over the years people have experienced the good quality of our product and now, we have this worthy appreciation from a national body.”
Nippon Paint was recognised in two specific areas and secured the two Gold awards in the Large Category and the Manufacturing category. The evaluation criteria and model consisted of eight perspectives: Leadership, Corporate Governance, Capacity Building, Performance Management, Local and Global Market Reach, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability, and Business and Financial Results.
“We at Nippon Paint, are highly conscious of the need to bring quality products to the household and the industry. We constantly seek to add value through technology and customer responsiveness so as to create new markets and environment awareness. Winning the gold awards at the recently held NBEA 2016 is an affirmation of this commitment to the market and our valued customers,” said Nippon Paint Lanka GM – Sales and Marketing Nemantha Abeysinghe.
Winning awards is something that Nippon Paint has learnt to take in its stride. The company also won the ‘Business Star Awards’ in November 2016 awarded by the Sri Lanka China Business Cooperation Council (SLCBCC) for the sixth consecutive time. The award encourages and stimulates best business practices for achievement of higher productivity and competitiveness and provides recognition to businesses making continuous efforts to improve their management and operational practices.
Japan-based Nippon Paint is the largest paint manufacturer in Asia with 30 companies spread across the Asian region, North America and Europe. Nippon Paint Lanka started operations as a joint venture between Silicone Coatings Ltd. and Nippon Paint Singapore in 2012.
Nippon Paint is also the first paint in the country to be recognised as an eco-friendly paint product. The company provides opportunities for Sri Lankan consumers to experience innovative coating solutions from a global brand with advanced Japanese technology and unparalleled quality.
Nippon Lanka is available across Sri Lanka and is a preferred brand amongst industrial and residential developers, interior designers and consultants. In terms of volume, the Group manufactures over one billion litres of paint and coating annually offering the Nippon and the Nippolac brands to the Sri Lankan consumer.