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Royal Fernwood Porcelain seals Silver at NCE Export Awards 2018


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  • Wins this prestigious accolade for the second consecutive year

 Royal Fernwood Porcelain Ltd., a large-scale manufacturer of high quality white and decorated porcelain tableware and figurine ornaments that enjoys a global reputation in the porcelain tableware industry as a reliable supplier to many premium brands, recently announced that the company was the recipient of the Silver Award in the Minerals and Mineral Based Products Sector Large Category at the NCE Export Awards 2018. 

Importantly, Gold was not awarded in this category resulting in Royal Fernwood receiving the highest accolade within this category.

Incorporated in 1994 and commenced commercial production in 1997, exactly 20 years post the company’s first successful export to the United Kingdom, Royal Fernwood Porcelain continues to manufacture products for most of the prestigious ceramic dinnerware manufacturers in Europe, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the USA. The company’s prestigious international customer base includes brand names such as Debenhams, Portmerion, Oneida, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Jashanmal, Jumbo Retail, Joules, Crate & Barrel, Country Road, Laduree, Tchibo, Notneutral, XXX Lutz, Lenox, Porsgrund, Fischer, Ritzenhoff, Migross, Ripley, Thun, Narumi, El Corte Ingles, Berghoff, Yalco, Weissesstal and Galerfia Kaufhof. In addition, several upmarket department stores in many countries across the world are customers of Royal Fernwood with the company covering over 40 countries around the globe, a result of the international quality standard of Royal Fernwood Porcelain products.

Commenting on their achievement, Royal Fernwood Porcelain Chief Operating Officer Yoshan Fernando stated, “It is with great pride that we accept this accolade for the second consecutive year. We have always been an organisation that has earned respect and credibility among our international customers for the simple reason that we maintain international standards in everything we do. While ensuring continuous improvement in our operations, we take our responsibility towards our stakeholders, both local and international, very seriously. This has been our secret to sustained success even during adverse business conditions.”

Celebrating 26 years in recognising and rewarding the excellence of Sri Lankan Exporters, the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) has achieved national significance over the years due to high standards and professionalism it maintains across all its projects. This year’s awards saw the most number of applicants vying for these prestigious awards. In addition to ascertaining winners based on general export criteria, areas such as export performance, market/product development, value addition, financial performance, effective management efforts, sustainability, significant achievements related to the company and country, implementation of quality management/environment protection systems, efficient energy and waste management, branding and innovation in addition to contemporary requirements to compete in the global arena, government economic and export policies. While Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands Joanne Doornewaard was the chief guest at the award ceremony, 99X Technologies Ltd. Founder and CEO Mano Sekaram was the guest of honour at this prestigious event. 

“We are constantly challenging ourselves to look beyond the status quo. Our corporate value of seeing beyond is inculcated at a corporate level and cascades across all our subsidiaries,” stated Ambeon Capital PLC and Ambeon Holdings PLC Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Murali Prakash. Prakash further added, “This accomplishment by Royal Fernwood Porcelain for the second consecutive year is proof of our commitment to continuous improvement to products, processes and procedures across the Group.” 

Royal Fernwood Porcelain, reputed for their coloured and youthful designs, enjoys the heightened value addition through a wide range of extremely popular designs and decorations that include in-glaze, on-glaze, under-glaze, hand painted, etching and microwave-safe designs including gold and platinum. Catering to customer demand, Royal Fernwood has been successful in developing new products using coloured glazes to match the body, which is a unique achievement for porcelain tableware. Body shapes are another competitive aspect that RFPL has excelled in, to retain and attract customers across the globe that have diverse artistic taste in porcelain products. Currently the company offers 12 main body shapes namely; Oxford, Princeton, Sofia, Helsinki, Coupe, Margia, Sunil, Colorado, Margo, Romantica, Dima, and Maria.

Royal Fernwood Porcelain, a member of the Dankotuwa Group and subsidiary of Ambeon Holdings PLC, prides itself as being a young, vibrant and colourful organisation manufacturing and marketing modern, contemporary collection of porcelain, designed and developed for that millennial customer. From sourcing the best raw materials from Sri Lanka, New Zealand, UK, Japan and China, to maintaining the best technologies from world renowned machinery manufacturers, such as NetschzGmbh of Germany, Drayton Kilns Co. Ltd. of United Kingdom and Kajiseki (Takahama) and S.K.K. of Japan, Royal Fernwood Porcelain has always ensured that high quality products are manufactured under international quality standards complying with global statutory regulations. 

With a broad range of patterns for traditional and non-traditional applications, the company continues to introduce young people to elegant and fun fine-dining and other social experiences through its new collections and non-traditional sets.

 


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