SMR Consolidated wins Bronze accolade | Sunday Observer

SMR Consolidated wins Bronze accolade

8 January, 2023
CEO, SMR Consolidated, Amal Indrajith receives the award
CEO, SMR Consolidated, Amal Indrajith receives the award

SMR Consolidated (Sena Mills and Refineries (Pvt) Ltd), a manufacturer, refiner, and exporter of edible oils and fats, was recognised for its commitment to quality and excellence, at the 30th NCE Annual Export Awards 2022, by winning the Bronze award.

The NCE Annual Export Awards Ceremony 2022, was held at Shangri-La Hotel recently.

Head of Strategic Business Development at SMR Consolidated, Dimantha Nanayakkara said, “It’s an honour and privilege to have been recognised by such an esteemed body. From early on, we’ve been committed to quality and excellence, which ultimately saw our products being much sought-after in export markets.

“Today, in many markets, we are considered the best for quality, and this is something we strive every day to ensure. Since our humble beginnings in the 1960s, as a small coconut oil mill, we have been on a sustained and consistent journey of growth and expansion, furthering our ventures into the manufacture and refining of edible oils.

“In 1997, we set up our own edible oil refinery, equipped with the first continuous physical edible oil refining facility in Sri Lanka, and since then we have been leading the industry in quality. We take this opportunity to thank the awarding body and our customers globally for their faith and trust in our products,” he said.

The Annual Export Awards is organised by the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) of Sri Lanka and is designed to recognise and reward outstanding performances among Sri Lanka’s exporters. The awards are presented after a stringent, strict and comprehensive evaluation of the applications by an independent panel of judges. The evaluation criteria include financial performance over the preceding 3 years, export performance, value addition, foreign exchange earnings, effective management, branding, and research and development. 

SMR Consolidated’s commitment to quality has also earned it various coveted food safety and quality certifications including BRC, FSSC 22000, ISO, SEDEX, SMETA, FAIRTRADE Organic, Kosher and others. In 2022, the Company marked a significant milestone with its export products reaching over 35 countries across six continents, for the first time. 

SMR Consolidated creates value for Sri Lankans in many ways, apart from high-quality products. As a locally-owned and grown business, SMR Consolidated always strives to create value for its communities, directly employing almost 1,000 people and creating indirect economic opportunities for over 5,000 people, helping over 6,000 rural families thrive. SMR Consolidated is also helping to create a positive image for the brand Sri Lanka, through its products in global markets.