Dankotuwa Porcelain wins big at NCE Export Awards 2020

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Gold award for the large-scale manufacturing category in the ceramics and porcelain products sector was accepted by Dankotuwa Porcelain Chief Executive Officer Channa Gunawardana

  • Bagged Gold award in the large manufacturing category in the ceramic and porcelain product sector at the 28th Annual Export Awards 2020 

Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier manufacturer of porcelain tableware, recently announced that the Company was the recipient of the Gold award in the large-scale manufacturing category in the ceramics and porcelain products sector at the recently-concluded NCE Export Awards 2020. Awarded by the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE), Dankotuwa Porcelain won this award for the second consecutive year, a testament to its 37 years of rich heritage and plating of gastronomy in Sri Lanka and over the world. 

Commenting on this illustrious win, Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC Chief Executive Officer Channa Gunawardana stated, “It is with great pride that we acknowledge this accolade. The year 2020 was indeed a trying one, with the coronavirus pandemic altering market dynamics, especially ways in which corporates managed businesses and responded to change. Dankotuwa Porcelain, as an organisation, has always been resilient and has been able to adapt positively to the changes in the external environment. This award is dedicated to our dynamic team; our employees who have been resilient and focused during these difficult times.”

Gunawardana further stated, “Over the years, Dankotuwa Porcelain has gained manufacturing excellence, trailblazing products and earning a stature amongst the nation’s topmost corporate leadership. The Company has designed, developed and mastered the art of producing innovative world-class porcelain ware. It is our sense of creativity, the design techniques used and developing a quality product with exquisite designs that has given us the opportunity to enjoy a diverse customer base from various parts of the world. This award is a further testament to our sense of creativity, our dedication, passion for excellence and attention to detail and the reason as to why Dankotuwa Porcelain is a leading exporter of tableware in Sri Lanka,” he concluded. 

The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) has been conducting the NCE Export Awards for the past 28 years with the objective of recognising and rewarding the excellence of Sri Lankan Exporters who have marked Sri Lanka’s presence in the international market arena through the manufacturing and marketing of local products to global standards. Evaluation of applicants and selection of award winners are usually conducted by a technical panel of professionals who bring in expertise and experiences from various industries related to exports. This year’s ceremony was conducted according to the norms of the ‘new normal’, taking into consideration COVID-19 guidelines and precautionary measures advised by the Government of Sri Lanka. SLT-Mobitel Chairman Rohan Fernando was the Guest of Honour at this prestigious event that was held at the Main Ballroom, Shangri-La Colombo. 

Dankotuwa Porcelain has earned a reputation for being the best in Asia, Europe, the Southern Hemisphere, US and the UAE. As such, the Company continues to maintain a broad global client base for brands such as – Macy, Jashanmal, Country Road, CMT, Migross, Caskata, Kashida, Michael Wainwright, Witz, Nishita Design, Bergoff, Narumi, Porsgrund.

A subsidiary of Ambeon Group, Dankotuwa Porcelain is known across the world for achieving a remarkable whiteness, that radiates a sense of pristine beauty. The Company prides itself as the only Sri Lankan porcelain manufacturer to be recognised by the European Union through their European Product Design Awards (ePDA) 2017. These high whiteness levels and luxurious gold and platinum designs have made Dankotuwa Porcelain the preferred choice whether it is for extravagant indulgences or gifting purposes, catering to the diversity of the international palate within the scope of lifestyle-based products, casual eating to high-end dining services. 

Dankotuwa Porcelain is safe for all aspects of dining as the raw materials used for the white products are lead and cadmium safe (based on international standards such as ISO 6486 – 1:1999, ISO 6486 – 2:1999, ASTM C 738 – 94 (Re-approved 2016) and California Proposition 65 Compliance) and does not contain any bone ash. The company has the unparalleled distinction of being the first tableware manufacturer in Sri Lanka to obtain the relevant ISO certification, thus maintaining high quality standards where products can be used in a microwave or a dishwasher.