Kelani Cables PLC conferred with National Quality Award for the second time Featured

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Mahinda Saranapala, Director/CEO, Kelani Cables PLC after receiving the National Quality Award poses with the company’s senior management Mahinda Saranapala, Director/CEO, Kelani Cables PLC after receiving the National Quality Award poses with the company’s senior management

Kelani Cables PLC that produces the number one secure electrical and communication cable in Sri Lanka was conferred with the National Quality Award for the second time. Awards ceremony was held at Hilton hotel, Colombo with the participation of His Excellency the President, Maithripala Sirisena.

Kelani Cables PLC 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 Standard Institute for a decade.

Kelani Cables PLC is the only wire manufacturing company in Sri Lanka that has clinched this prestigious award twice.

Speaking of the company’s achievement Mahinda Saranapala, Director/CEO, Kelani Cables PLC 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 one hundred percent 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 for the excellent business brand category at the SLIM Brand Excellence. It clinched gold at the 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 the gold winner of Taiki Akimoto 5S award. The company won Geo Responsibility Award in 2014.

In 2015 Kelani Cables PLC was conferred with the Asia’s Best Employer Brand award. Kelani Cables was recognized for sustainable development at the National Green Awards in 2015. The company bagged Silver award for best organizational 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.