Nithya Paper wins Export Award | Sunday Observer

Nithya Paper wins Export Award

Chairman / Managing Director, Narayanasamy Gokulakrishnan receives the award from Minister Harsha de Silva. Director Sinnathamby Balasundaram looks on.
Chairman / Managing Director, Narayanasamy Gokulakrishnan receives the award from Minister Harsha de Silva. Director Sinnathamby Balasundaram looks on.

Nithya Paper and Boards Lanka Pvt Ltd won the Presidential Export Award for being the Highest Foreign Exchange Earner for the year 2017/18.

The Company received its ISO 9001: 2015 certification on September 21, making the month of September one of double celebration for Nithya Paper and Boards.

The Company started its journey in the year 2010 with the approval of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka for the manufacture of Kraft paper by recycling of waste paper. Nithya Packaging Pvt Ltd, the parent company decided to promote this industry in Sri Lanka due to the availability of waste paper.

The foundation stone was laid in August 2010 and civil construction was completed in 2014, while the installation of all machinery was done by October 2015. The installed capacity of the unit is 9000 metric tons per month.

In December 2015 a trial run was conducted and the Company started its commercial operation in January 2016. During the year the company was unable to perform profitably and in order to enhance its financial and marketing capabilities, they joined hands with Abdulla International, by the dilution of its share capital. The company made its first export to Bangladesh in April 2016. It obtained FSC certification and appointed international marketing agents which boosted their international market to include several countries such as Bangladesh,China, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, the Congo, Mexico, Cyprus etc, thus making them in a very short period, eligible for the Presidential Export Award, namely that of becoming the Highest Foreign Exchange Earner for the year 2017/18.

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