Sysco LABS recognised as leading technology exporter in SL at Presidential Export Awards
Colombo (LNW): Sysco LABS was honoured with the prestigious Best Exporter Award in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector at the Presidential Export Awards for both 2021/22 and 2022/23.
This achievement recognises Sysco LABS as the foremost contributor to export revenue within the ICT sector, affirming its position as the premier technology corporation in Sri Lanka.
Sysco LABS, the Global In-House Centre (GIC) of Sysco, is the global leader in foodservice and occupies the 56th position on the Fortune 500. Sysco has over 330 distribution facilities worldwide and a network of 72,000 staff serving approximately 725,000 customer locations.
Sysco LABS is a dedicated innovation and tech engineering hub, leveraging Sri Lanka’s ingenuity to power the technology that drives Sysco’s global operations.
Commenting on the win, Sysco LABS Managing Director Rasika Karunatilake said, “Receiving the Best Exporter award in the ICT sector for the past two years at the Presidential Export Awards is a tremendous honour. It is a matter of immense pride to our entire team at Sysco LABS to be contributing to Sri Lanka’s economic recovery and being recognised as the key contributor. This achievement is a testament to the world-class tech engineering talent and ingenuity in Sri Lanka and our commitment to expand, innovate and deliver value to Sysco – the global leader in foodservice.”
“As we celebrate this accolade, it’s crucial to acknowledge the immense value that the tech industry brings to Sri Lanka. Technology is inevitably the future, and fostering an environment that enables the growth of this industry and the presence of global giants like Sysco will provide more opportunities for Sri Lankan talents to excel on a global stage,” he added.
Organised by the Export Development Board (EDB), the 25th Annual Presidential Export Awards was held on November 23 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), under the patronage and presence of President Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Sysco LABS is the Global In-House Centre of Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), the world’s largest foodservice company. Sysco is a Fortune 500 company and the global leader in the trillion-dollar foodservice industry.
Sysco employs 72,000 associates, has over 330 smart distribution facilities worldwide and over 14,000 IoT-enabled trucks serving 725,000 customer locations. For the fiscal year 2023 that ended on July 1, the company generated sales of more than $76 billion.
Sysco LABS delivers the technology that powers Sysco’s end-to-end operations. With engineering teams based out of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Austin and Houston, TX, Sysco LABS enables Sysco’s entire supply chain, delivering the enterprise-grade technology that is revolutionising the industry.
Sysco LABS’ technology is present in the end-to-end foodservice journey, enabling the sourcing of food products, merchandising, storage and warehouse operations, order placement and pricing algorithms, the delivery of food and supplies to Sysco’s global network, the in-restaurant dining experience of the end-customer and much more.