From left: Technical Manager Yapa Shamika, Senior Manager (ERP and Process Control) Mahinda Rathnayake, Director/Chief Executive Officer Yoshan Fernando, Assistant General Manager (Operations) Jagath Rajamanthri, Planning and Product Development Manager Janak De Silva
- The only porcelain tableware manufacturer to be endorsed by SLS
Royal Fernwood Porcelain Limited, a large-scale manufacturer of high quality white and decorated porcelain tableware and figuring 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 the SLS 122:2001 quality certification. Royal Fernwood is the first and only manufacturer of porcelain tableware to receive this accreditation.
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 and 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 up-market departments’ stores in many countries in the world are customers of Royal Fernwood resulting in the company covering over 40 countries around the globe, conforming to the international quality standard of Royal Fernwood Porcelain products.
Commenting on their achievement Royal Fernwood Porcelain Director/Chief Executive Officer Yoshan Fernando stated: “It is with great pride that we acknowledge this accreditation. We have always been an organisation that has earned respect and credibility amongst our customers for the simple reason of maintaining international standards at everything we do. While ensuring continuous improvement in our operations, we take our responsibility towards our stakeholders both locally and internationally very seriously. This has been our secret on sustainability even during dynamic business conditions.”
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.
“We are constantly challenging ourselves to look beyond the status quo. It is the corporate value of Seeing Beyond that is inculcated at corporate level and cascaded across all our subsidiaries,” stated Ambeon Capital PLC and Ambeon Holdings PLC Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Murali Prakash.
“This accomplishment by Royal Fernwood Porcelain is proof of consistency and 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 twelve main body shapes namely; Oxford, Princeton, Sofia, Helsinki, Coupe, Margia, Sunil, Colorado, Margo, Romantica, Dima,