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Bopitiya Auto Enterprises wins Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Award 2018

Founder of Bopitiya Auto Enterprises, Jude Rodrigo with the award.
Founder of Bopitiya Auto Enterprises, Jude Rodrigo with the award.

The founder of Bopitiya Auto Enterprises, Jude Rodrigo. was recently named the most outstanding business leader in the manufacturing industry at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) 2018. Bopitiya Auto Enterprises is a leading pioneer in manufacturing, distributing and exporting motor spare parts made in Sri Lanka.

APEA was held in Colombo for the fourth time and present at the event was the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Tourism Development, Christian Religious Affairs and Land John Amaratunga, President of Enterprise Asia Dato’ William Ng, and Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka Dinesh Weerakkody. Organised by Enterprise Asia, the award recognises entrepreneurial excellence, sustainability and innovation. The award series is also held in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and China.

“Entrepreneurship is a challenging journey. It’s the persistency and creative thinking through innovations that immensely added value in my enterprising effort to be a prominent entrepreneur in motor spare parts manufacturing in Sri Lanka,” said BAE Founder Jude Rodrigo.

“We consistently strive to deliver authentic durable products that are well compatible with local road conditions and ensure that our strategies are prioritised around evolving customer satisfaction. We are confident to always explore new methods, expand onto many international markets, diversify the company’s portfolio and establish it as a prime brand in the auto components market both locally and globally,’ Rodrigo added.

An ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001: 2004 certified company with , Bopitiya Auto Enterprises (BAE) manufactures over 500 auto component varieties for different vehicles. The Company also has a green manufacturing plant which produces leaf springs that are in line with international standards.

The company is also nominated as a ‘model factory’ in the country by Japan-based Asian Productivity Organization (APO) for its unique creative thinking pattern and the founder’s continuous commitment to practice concepts such as 5S, Kaizen, JIT, TPM and TQM when implementing business strategies.

With over 37 years of unparalleled service, BAE has also been named Most Outstanding Exporter by the National Chamber of Exporters and has won many other prestigious awards. 

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