Exports powerhouse Hayleys Group sweeps 17 Presidential Export Awards
By: Staff Writer
Colombo (LNW): Sri Lanka’s most diversified conglomerate and exporting powerhouse, Hayleys and its subsidiaries were celebrated for their unwavering commitment to excellence, value-addition and innovation, clinching 17 awards at the 25th Presidential Export Awards held recently.
Accounting for 5.5% of the nation’s total export income, the recognition won by the Hayleys Group at this year’s awards further consolidates its role as an essential contributor to an export-led Sri Lankan economic revival, capturing new markets with sustainable innovations.
The Hayleys Group export manufacturing strategy places strong emphasis on value addition to sustainably and ethically sourced home-grown raw materials.
In turn, this creates positive value for the national economy. Its purification, eco-solutions, agriculture and hand protection sectors are among the Group’s leading examples of significant value addition on local raw materials.
Organised by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), the prestigious awards celebrate excellence in export performance, showcasing the country’s most innovative and dynamic exporters.
Hayleys Chairman and Chief Executive Mohan Pandithage said: “These awards are a symbol of our unwavering commitment to supporting our nation’s economy.
The conglomerate contributes 5.5% of Sri Lanka’s total export income, and exceeded $ 650 million in the last financial year; a testament to our people’s dedication and the impact of diverse business sectors,” Pandithage added.
The Group’s purification sector, led by Haycarb won top honours for the coconut shell products sector as the recipient of the Best Exporter Awards for 2021/22 and 2022/23.
Dipped Products received the ‘Best Exporter in Rubber Products’ for 2022/23, while Alumex was crowned as the Overall emerging exporter for the year 2021/22. Alumex also won a merit award in the Light Engineering Products category for 2022/23.
Similarly, Hayleys Agriculture subsidiary Quality Seed Company Ltd., was presented with the Overall Best SME Exporter of the Year 2022/23, in addition to winning the Best Exporter Awards in the Floriculture category for both 2021/22 and 2022/23. HJS Condiments Ltd., the exporter of value-added agri-produce, was recognised as the Best Exporter in the processed fruits, nuts and vegetable category for 2021/22 and 2022/23.
Meanwhile, three subsidiaries of the conglomerate’s transportation and logistics arm, Advantis, won a total of five awards.
Advantis-Free Zone received the awards for ‘Best Exporter Hub Operations and Entrepot Trade for 2021/22 and 2022/23, Advantis – Bunkering won the awards for ‘Best Exporter Marine and Offshore Services for 2021/22 and 2022/23, and Hayleys Energy Services, won a Merit award in the ‘Marine and Offshore Services’ category for 2021/2022.
Hayleys Fabric received merit awards in the Knitting Fabric sector for both 2021/22 and 2022/23.