AB Securitas wins Gold Award at National Quality Awards 2015

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AB Securitas Ltd., a member of the Abans Group, achieved the National Quality award for Business Excellence under Service Sector (Large Scale) category at the National Quality Awards 2015 which was held at BMICH Colombo on 14 October. 

AB Securitas Ltd., the leading Loss Prevention and Secure Transport service provider in Sri Lanka is being honoured with the National Quality award for Business Excellence under Service Sector (Large Scale) in Sri Lanka, at the National Quality Awards 2015 which was held at BMICH on 14 October. Minister of Science Technology and Research Susil Premajayanth graced the function as the Chief Guest where Ministry of Rural Economic Affairs Secretary D.K.R. Ekanayake and Ministry of Science, Technology and Research Secretary R. Wijialudchumi participated as special guests. 

National Quality Awards is organised by Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI), the national Standards Body of Sri Lanka every year in order to recognise the business excellence of Sri Lankan organisations. The National Quality Award recognises quality excellence based on the world renowned Malcolm Baldrige model. It is judged by a panel of industry experts/business leaders against in-depth scoring criteria covering seven key areas namely Leadership, Strategic Planning, Customer Focus, Measurement, Analysis and Knowledge Management, Workforce Engagement, Operational Focus and Results.

AB Securitas Ltd. is the first ever Lost Prevention Service Provider in the country to be bestowed with this prestigious award. The company commenced operations in year 1994 and it is one of the first Sri Lankan Loss Prevention Companies to obtain ISO 9001 certification for quality management and only Loss Prevention Company to posses OHSAS 18001 Certification for health and safety which is a clear indication of its commitment towards a high quality service to their customers and other stake holders. 

The company is in operation over two decades leading its way in Loss Prevention, Cash in Transit, Total Cash Management, ATM Management and Electronic Security and has Island wide presence with fully fledged Cash Management Centres in Anuradhapura and Matara. AB Securitas is an active founding member of SLASSPA (Sri Lanka Security Services Provider’s Association) since year 2005 and also an active member of the Industrial Security Foundation (ISF) since year 2009.

AB Securitas has ventured in to international market as well with ABS Bangladesh Ltd. which is a fully own subsidiary of the company. ABS Bangladesh provides Loss Prevention Services, Cash in Transit and Cash Management Services, Electronic Security and Facility Management Services to many leading commercial sector Companies in Bangladesh. 

Wing Commander (Rtd.) Pradeep Kannangara Director of AB Securitas stated, “We are proud to receive this prestigious award and this is indeed a result of the strength of excellent teamwork and operational excellence which is the key of our success. This award reinforces our commitment towards a high quality service as we continuously strive to exceed the expectations of our stake holders by incorporating best practices from Global giants in the industry. Our Core business of Total Cash Management and Cash Transportation congregates a Valuable Corporate Social Responsibility by ensuring the un-interrupted currency movement and currency availability in the market.”   

“Further I would like to take this opportunity to express our heartiest gratitude to Sri Lanka Standards Institution and the National Quality Awards Team for recognising our efforts and also to thank the entire Team of AB Securitas who worked untiringly to achieve this award.”