SMR Consolidated Clinches Coveted Gold at National Industry Excellence Awards 2023

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SMR Consolidated (Sena Mills and Refineries Pvt Ltd), is Sri Lanka’s leading manufacturer, refiner, and exporter of edible oils and fats. In a remarkable triumph, showcasing its unwavering commitment to quality and excellence, the company clinched the coveted national-level Gold Award at the prestigious National Industry Excellence Awards 2023. This esteemed accolade was presented to SMR Consolidated during the National Industry Awards Ceremony conducted by the Industrial Development Board (IDB), held on the 01st November at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre Colombo. The award was graciously accepted on behalf of the company by Thishan Karunasena Managing Director at SMR Consolidated. 

SMR Team Receiving Gold award, in the National Industry Award 2023 from His Excellency President Ranil Wickramasinghe, SMR Managing Director – Thishan Karunasena, Chief Executive Officer – Amal Indrajith, Head of Export – Sadun Wickramanayake can be seen in the image

Dimantha Nanayakkara – Head of Strategic Business Development at SMR Consolidated expressed his excitement saying, “It is truly an honour and a privilege to be acknowledged with this very prestigious award and represent the large-scale coconut sector. From our inception, we have remained steadfast in our pursuit of quality and excellence, a commitment that has made our products highly sought-after in over 50 countries worldwide. Today, in numerous international markets, we are hailed as the gold standard for quality, and we endeavour every day to maintain this reputation. Since our humble beginnings in the 1960s as a coconut oil mill, our journey has been one of consistent growth and expansion. In 1997, we inaugurated our own edible oil refinery, pioneering the use of the first continuous physical edible oil refining facility in Sri Lanka. Since then, we have led the industry in terms of quality. We take this moment to appreciate our valued customers locally and globally for their unwavering trust and faith in our products.”

The National Industry Excellence Awards is an island-wide competition to select the best entrepreneurs in the Micro, Small- and Large-Scale local industries, across a wide range of sectors. The programme is conducted by the Industrial Development Board of Sri Lanka, the awards are bestowed after a rigorous and thorough assessment of applications by an impartial panel of judges, in accordance with strict evaluation criteria covering a range of metrics. 

SMR Consolidated’s unwavering dedication to quality has also earned the company prestigious food safety and quality certifications, including BRC, FSSC 22000, ISO, SEDEX, SMETA, FAIRTRADE Organic, and Kosher, among others. In 2023, the company reached a significant milestone by exporting its products to over fifty countries across six continents for the first time. Additionally, the company was also recognized with two Bronze Awards (National Level) at the National Industry Awards 2022 in the Coconut Industry – Large Scale Category, and the Bronze Award at the National Chamber of Exporters Annual Export Awards 2022. 

As a business deeply rooted in the community, SMR Consolidated places emphasis on people and sustainability, delivering value to the people of Sri Lanka in various ways beyond providing high-quality products. Being a locally owned and nurtured enterprise, SMR Consolidated actively contributes to the community by directly employing nearly 1,000 individuals and creating indirect economic opportunities for over 5,000 people, positively impacting the livelihoods of more than 6,000 rural families. Furthermore, SMR Consolidated plays a pivotal role in enhancing the global image of Sri Lanka through its products in international markets.

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