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JAT recognized at CNCI Achiever Awards 2022

JAT recognized at CNCI Achiever Awards 2022
2023-01-16

Colombo, Sri Lanka, January 2023 - JAT Holdings PLC is proud to have been recognized at the CNCI (Ceylon National Chamber of Industries) Achiever Awards 2022. The Company was awarded a ‘National Merit’ Award in the Extra-Large Category in the Manufacturing Sector at a ceremony held on 20, December 2022 at Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Achieving this accolade is a reflection of JAT’s industrial excellence in its quality standards, high productivity, strategic corporate planning, research & development, employee benefits, labour relations, etc., whilst paying extra attention to the social and environmental obligations in the brand’s manufacturing process.

Speaking with Shamara Wanniarachchi - General Manager, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, JAT Holdings PLC, stated: “We are pleased to accept this award on behalf of the JAT brand. It is an honour to be recognized in the Extra-Large Category in the Manufacturing Industry. We at JAT strive for excellence at every turn and have continued to push the boundaries as titans of industry, continually investing in sustainable measures, R&D, innovation and technology in order to stay ahead of the market, anticipating market needs and trends.”

The Company was represented by General Manager, Manufacturing and Supply Chain - Shamara Wanniarachchi, General Manager, Human Resources & Sustainability - Kaushalya Kotuwage, Assistant General Manager, Production - Janaka Hathurusinghe, and Senior Cost Accountant - Kasun Atapattu at the CNCI Achiever Awards. The ‘National Merit’ award has been awarded to JAT Holdings PLC, previously in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2021.

Concluding, Kaushalya Kotuwage - General Manager, Human Resources & Sustainability, JAT Holdings PLC, commented: “JAT will continue to strive for excellence at every turn and looks to 2023 and beyond to lead the industry into a new era of strategic corporate planning and business growth. We thank the CNCI for recognizing JAT Holdings PLC for the 6th time with this award and hope that this will empower and encourage other industry players to strive for excellence in their own right.”

Since its incorporation in 1993, JAT Holdings PLC has grown in financial strength, corporate reputation and brand recognition reaching many milestones in its journey of becoming the leader in wood coatings in Sri Lanka. In 2015, JAT Holdings PLC was named one of the Top Strongest Conglomerate Brands in the country through diversification. Furthermore, the company was awarded the title of the Largest Distributor of Sayerlack in the world. Since 2016, the company made it to the Top 100 Most Respected Companies adjudged by LMD for four consecutive years. More recently, JAT Holdings PLC was ranked amongst LMD’s Top 20 Conglomerate Brands in Sri Lanka as stated in Brands Annual 2020 - an independent survey conducted by Brand Finance, the World’s largest brand valuation and strategy consultancy firm. The Group’s strategic aspirations are driven by a dynamic team of over 400 employees, under the visionary leadership, guidance and direction of the Founder and Managing Director, Aelian Gunawardene.