Macksons Paints Lanka Director/Chief Executive Officer Mizha Mizver Ismail (left) and Macksons Holdings Director/Group CEO Shimmer Milfer with the Gold Award
Macksons Paints Industries Ltd., manufacturer of the popular brand of paint and coatings Multilac, bagged the Gold award at the recently-held annual export awards organised by the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE).
The NCE Export Awards recognises and rewards exemplary Sri Lankan exporters while maintaining high standards and professionalism. Macksons Paints was recognised for its efforts to boost the nation’s economy with its rapid progression in terms of innovation. It has been accredited as an organisation that has, since its inception, brought great pride to the nation.
Speaking on their outstanding achievement, Macksons Holdings Director and CEO Shimmer Milfer stated: “Proudly Sri Lankan, yet renowned globally for international quality products, Multilac has always been at the forefront of innovation. It is our passionate drive, sustainability and diversity among the workforce that has led us to achieving great heights.”
“Multilac’s product range, has been developed to meet the constantly changing customer dynamics while specialising in surface coatings and high-quality paints which has enabled us to take on global giants while emerging as a trailblazer,” added Milfer.
The award-winning company has also over 7,000 dealers islandwide and is the only paint company in Sri Lanka that exports the products manufactured entirely from and in the country. “Our future goals are to expand exports while diversifying the business and taking our name and through it our country onto the global platform” noted Macksons Paints Lanka Ltd. Director and Chief Executive Officer Mizha Mizver Ismail.
Since its inception, Multilac has been honoured several times in recognition of its excellent accomplishments. The company was awarded the Export Brand of the Year, the Best Sri Lankan Enterprise and the Presidential Export Award, standing at the pinnacle as the largest paint exporter in Sri Lanka.
With exports products ranging from paints and coatings, water proofings to sanitizers to countries including: Indonesia, Australia, India, the Maldives, Myanmar, Seychelles, Bangladesh and the Middle East, Multilac products have put Sri Lanka on the map in the surface coating industry. The research and production team of Multilac works with leading chemical giants such as Germany’s BASF, Clariant and Beyer, Dow, BYK chemie and Ferro USA.
Multilac is the first paint brand in Sri Lanka to have obtained the Green Label Certification and have also been certified as lead-safe, by the IPEN Institute of America. They are the only company in Sri Lanka and the third company in the world to be certified, as lead safe by a prestigious institution such as IPEN USA.
Further due to the strict and stringent quality criteria that are adhered to during production, the company has also received the Quality Management System (QMS), Sri Lanka Standards (SLS) and the ISO 9001:2008 certifications as well.
Likewise, with the promise of uncompromising quality control, in conformity with ISO 14001:2015 quality management systems, that support consistent improvement, the company has since its inception succeeded in building innovative products.
While Europe, Asia and India as a whole have been fighting for their shelf space of our country’s paint industry, Multilac is proud to have countered these competitions, facing global challenges by swimming against the tide and setting new records for the Sri Lankan industrialists with the strong belief that the nation can achieve anything we put our hearts into. The company is now a testimony to this. It is this that has made Multilac rise to the pinnacle.
Given its tremendous efforts to identify and develop overseas markets for Sri Lankan products, Macksons Paint Industries has previously received the Gold Award for Exports in 2015 and for the year 2014 as well. With its wide-ranging dealer network and innovative products, Sri Lanka’s Heritage brand Multilac has been at the forefront of the paint and coatings industry for the past 40 years. Thereby, this year’s achievement goes on to show how the brand has come a long way to reach the pinnacle.
Macksons Holdings Chief Executive Officer Shimmer Milfer together with Mackson Paints Lanka Director and Chief Executive Officer Mizha Mizver Ismail represented the company at NCE awards and accepted the Gold Award. Macksons Paints Lanka Chief Operating Officers Ismail Hussain, Sajjaad Saliheen and Macksons Holdings Vice President Nilrukshi De Silva were also present at the event.