Ceylon Leather Products first in industry to obtain ISO 9001:2015 certification

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Ceylon Leather Products PLC (CLPL), or DI as it is popularly known, announced recently that it has successfully completed the stringent audit process and now obtained the ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management systems across its operations. 

Ceylon Leather Products further stated that it was the first Sri Lankan leather product and footwear manufacturing organisation by far to be ISO 9001:2015 certified.

The pioneer in processing and manufacturing of leather, leather footwear (for gents, ladies and children) and leather products (such as bags, belts and accessories), Ceylon Leather Products PLC was incorporated in 1939 by the then British Government to manufacture boots, shoes and accessories for the British Armed Forces. Over the years, this Sri Lankan organisation has been through several transformations and in the process, has establish its brand DI as a renowned brand not only in Sri Lanka but amongst international buyers.

Ceylon Leather Products achieved this accreditation after a rigorous assessment process which symbolises its commitment towards quality management and the strength of measures that the company has taken to ensure the quality of products and services it extends across the island. Obtaining the new standards will ensure that stringent measures and controls are incorporated within the business processes to ensure quality management is strictly practiced within the organisation. 

Commenting on the occasion, Ceylon Leather Products PLC Chief Executive Officer Sajeewa Ranasinghe said: “Being ISO 9001:2015 certified cements the fact that CLPL pays constant attention to quality assurance through the systems and processes we have implemented across all business processes. We are not only proud of our achievement, but also recognise the importance of providing our customers with quality offerings, in an era where they have a plethora of choices to choose from. CLPL has stood the test of time and will continue to transform the way the company does business in ensuring quality is maintained and not compromised, across its business.”

Post this certification, Ceylon Leather Products will be able to maximise its efficiency through its various quality management systems, by constantly providing products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Through the ISO 9001:2015 certification, the company also aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conforming to customer and applicable statuary and regulatory requirements.  All the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are generic and thus can be applicable to CLPL efficiently and effectively. 

Ceylon Leather Products PLC is a subsidiary of Lanka Century Investments PLC (LCI)–a listed Group Holding and Management company with successes in companies such as Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC, South Asia Textile Industries Ltd., Colombo City Holdings PLC Royal Fernwood Porcelain Ltd. and Millennium Information Technologies Ltd.

Incorporated in 1910, the LCI is owned by a consortium of shareholders namely Navitas Holdings, Galle Face Hotel Group and the textile giant Hirdaramani Group joined with Taprobane Holdings PLC to be the ultimate parent of the Group.