Managing Director Sajith Nanayakkara with the award
JF&I Packaging Ltd., one of the largest companies in South Asia’s packaging industry, made history becoming the only award-winning entity in the Packaging sector, Extra-Large category, with a Bronze in hand at the 28th Annual NCE Awards ceremony, held at Shangri-La Hotel on 25 February.
NCE Export Awards is the premier awards ceremony conducted by the National Chamber of Exporters, especially designed to recognise and reward outstanding performance of exporters of Sri Lanka.
Founded by the iconic entrepreneur, late Dr. Neville Fernando way back in 1978, JF&I Packaging has come a long way since its humble beginning with tremendous success as a totally comprehensive solution provider in the packaging industry becoming the largest foreign exchange generator in the industry for the country.
Today, being one of the largest and most diversified packaging companies in the South Asian Region, JF&I Packaging offers total printing and packaging solutions in offset, flexible, pre-printed corrugation, digital and plastic packaging. The multi-million USD venture has its global footprint in the soil of Kenya and Dubai and soon in Bangladesh and Vietnam.
With five local production facilities located at several strategic points in the suburbs of Colombo saw a phenomenal growth over the years with cutting edge technology being introduced to cater the ever-changing requirements of modern global packaging industry.
JF&I Packaging has a long-diversified clientele representing multiple industries with top international brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Puma, Victoria’s Secret, MK and multinationals like Unilever, Nestle, Ansell and Ahmed Tea while having partnerships with world renowned industrial giants such as Heidelberg/Germany, Bobst/Switzerland, DCM/France, Scavi/Italy, Sumitomo/Japan, and Esko/ Belgium.
The triumphant Chairman Naomal Fernando whose vision is to secure a larger slice from the global packaging industry, expressed his gratitude to all the staff for their untiring efforts in ensuring the company stays ahead of its competitors.
Managing Director Sajith Nanayakkara stated that they managed a 15% topline growth even during the pandemic which he attributed to the company’s adoptability, supply chain speed, sustainability, innovation and longstanding business relationships.