Astron Limited Deputy Managing Director Sirimal Fernando (2nd from left) and Institutional Business Manager Mahinda Jayasundara receives an award from Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne
Leading Sri Lankan pharmaceutical manufacturing and marketing company Astron Ltd. won multiple accolades at the 18th State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) Supplier Convention held on 24 August at the Shangri-La Hotel in Hambantota. The best suppliers to SPC were selected based on the quality of the products, speed of delivery and other criteria. Astron won three awards for Best Supplier (SPC Private Sector) for 2016 - 2017 and 1st Runner-up for 2018.
“As a Sri Lankan manufacturer and marketer of high-quality pharmaceutical products since 1956, we are delighted to have been recognised by the State Pharmaceutical Corporation, which is the premier supplier of pharmaceutical products to consumers as well as the Government and private sector healthcare institutions,” said Astron Ltd. Managing Director Marise Deckker.
This prestigious SPC Supplier Convention was graced by the Minister of Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne and many other distinguished invitees from the public and private sector healthcare industry.
Astron Ltd. was the only local manufacturer to win three awards under the SPC Private Sector Category for three consecutive years, surpassing foreign and multinational suppliers.
“Winning these accolades is indeed a strong recognition of our consistent commitment to quality and our dedication to the Sri Lankan Pharmaceutical Market,” said Astron Ltd. Deputy Managing Director Sirimal Fernando.
“As the leading local pharma manufacturer and supplier, we will continuously strive to exceed the expectations and trust placed in us by the State Pharmaceutical Corporation and our consumers in the future as well,” he added.
Astron, in keeping with its mission, develops, manufactures and markets high-quality pharmaceuticals under a number of therapeutic classes. Astron supplies its range of products to the private market, Government hospitals through the Medical Services Division (MSD) of the Ministry of Health and to the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC). Astron also exports pharmaceuticals to several countries and is a fully Sri Lankan-owned company which researches, develops, manufactures and markets quality healthcare products. The company was incorporated in 1956, creating a milestone in the pharmaceutical industry by setting up the first pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the country.