Human Resources Manager Deeptha Sanjeewa (left) receiving the Manufacturing Sector – Apparel, Textile and Leather Products runner-up award. Asst. Manager – Work Study Chathuranga Palapathwala is also seen here
The Alpha Apparels team with the award
Alpha Apparels, a manufacturer and exporter of intimate apparel wear, was named the runner-up in the Manufacturing Sector – Apparel, Textile and Leather Products at the recently held National Business Excellence Awards 2018 organised by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL).
Held on 5 December at the Hilton Colombo, the event crowns some of the elite organisations that excel in being a leader with good governance, capacity and capabilities, performance, global market reach, commitment to sustainability and values, and business success including financials.
Operating under the flagship of Calzedonia S.p.A in Italy, Alpha Apparels is one of its many locally-associated companies which go on to include Sirio Ltd., Omega Line Ltd., Benji Ltd. and Vavuniya Apparels. With a presence of 4,200+ retail sales outlets in over 40 countries across Europe, Russia, Middle East, Asia and America, Calzedonia S.p.A is a leading manufacturer in women’s undergarments, stockings, nightdresses, socks and swimwear.
Alpha Apparels CEO/Director Felix A. Fernando said, “It’s a proud moment yet again to be recognised for our continuous effort in business excellence. We look forward to further enhance our growth momentum and achieve more milestones in future.” Alpha Apparels has over 2,200 employees today and the locally-associated companies together boast a workforce of over 13,000.
The company is no stranger to the awards having being named the sector’s runner-up back in 2013. Other milestone awards in the past include a Gold award in Garment Sector – Extra Large Category (2013 and 2010), Garment Sector – Most Outstanding Exporter (2010).