Royal cashews bags ‘NCE National Export Award’ for fourth time

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Royal Cashews, a leading cashew processing and exporting company in Sri Lanka was conferred with the prestigious ‘Gold Award’ for “ Fresh and Processed Food Exporter  “ Category and this is the fourth consecutive award at National Chamber of Exporters ‘NCE Export Awards – 2020’ held at Shangri-La Hotel Colombo recently.

Royal Cashews Group Managing Director Dr. Ruwan Wathugala flanked by New Product Development & Research Manager Ruwan Lahiru Danthanarayana with The New NCE Gold Award received by the company.

The ‘National Gold Award’ for the ‘Fresh and Processed Agricultural Export Crops’ category was awarded to the company at the 28th edition of the annual ‘National Export Awards’ organized by the National Chamber of Exporters, NCE.

The event was graced by SLT Chairman Rohan Fernando.

Commenting on the award Royal Cashews Managing Director Dr. Ruwan Wathugala said, “Royal Cashews as a leading cashew processing and exporting company in Sri Lanka is honored to have been conferred the NCE National award for the fourth consecutive time which is rare feat achieved by an organisation. Royal Cashew brings in a large sum of the much needed foreign exchange to the country each year through exports of a range of sought-after products. The NCE national award bestowed on the company for the fourth occasion is a recognition and an endorsement of excellence”.

He also said, “Royal Cashews secured the ISO 14001:2015 EMS standard certification on international green-oriented processing, ISO 22000:2018 FSMS, HACCP & GMP standard certifications on standardized food processing; and Certificate of Conformity on principles of Ethical Trading Practices.

We are the only A to Z cashew processing company in Sri Lanka that has been bestowed with all the standard certifications, Dr. Wathugala said adding that the company uses world- class technology to produce Royal cashews.

He also said the Research & Development Department of the company introduced a diverse range of mouthwatering flavours to cater to the global market. We export ‘Royal Cashew’ products to many countries and we are a preferred brand globally”.

Dr. Wathugala  said, “Royal Cashews was launched in 1999 and was able to capture local and foreign markets in a short stint.

“Winning awards of this nature contributes to our success story,” he said.

Royal Cashews comprises over 20 outlets across the country and it is the largest network for cashew products in the country. The outlets offer products manufactured to global quality and hygienic standards for local and foreign customers using cutting edge technology.

Royal Cashews outlets are located at One Gall Face (Shangri-La Hotel Colombo), Colombo City Center, Crescat (Colombo 03), Marino Mall, (Colombo 03), Orion City (Colombo), World Trade Centre, Arcade (Independence Square), K-Zone (Ja-Ela & Moratuwa), Kandy City Centre (Kandy), Southern Highway (Welipenna stop), Kiribathgoda, Nugegoda, Galle and Borella.

With the introduction of ‘Online Delivery System’ by the company recently, customers have been offered the opportunity to order products online and get fresh Royal Cashew products delivered to the doorsteps.

Royal Cashews products come in diverse mouth-watering tastes. These products are marketed with 19 tastes in 682 types of containers and in 101 containers specially made for gifting purposes.

Royal Cashews products are exported to Malaysia, Japan, USA, UK, New Zeeland, Germany, Australia, Austria, Maldives, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia.

The Royal Cashews brand has clinched many accolades and has been endorsed with standard certifications. In addition to being recognized for four consecutive years with the NCE Export Award, Royal Cashews bagged the ‘Pro Food 2009 and 2011’ awards for nature–friendly packaging, the ‘MACO Business excellence award’, ‘Lanka Star President’s Gold’ award and ‘ASIASTAR 2015’ award for Green Packaging.

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