Achievements and Accolades
APQO International Awards 2011
Maliban wins again….
Maliban Biscuit Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd has become the 1st Company in Sri Lanka to won the Global Performance Excellence Award (GPEA)-2011 “Best in Class Award” organized by the Asia Pacific Quality Organization(APQO).
This prestigious award was presented to the Chief Executive Officer of the Maliban, Mr. D L Weerasuriya by the Chairman of the APQO, Dr.Charles A. Aubrey II at the Asia Pacific Quality Conference held on 17th October 2011 at the Marine Bay Sands – Singapore in a gathering of Leaders of Premier Business Excellence Initiatives around the globe. This occasion was graced by the Hon. Minister to State, Finance & Transport Mrs. Josephine Teo.
The Global Performance Excellence Award (GPEA) formally known as the Asia Pacific Quality Award is the only formal international recognition of Performance/Business Excellence.
GPEA is a strategic enabling tool for global performance Excellence. It helps to strengthen the strategies and performances of organizations to succeed in fast evolving competitive environment.
The countries who won the National Quality Award assess under the Malcom Baldridge Performance Excellence criteria are eligible to apply to this award if they fulfil the minimum requirements.
Maliban was awarded the National Quality Award from Sri Lanka Standard Institutes in 2010 under the large scale manufacturing category. Maliban is the only biscuit manufacturing company to won the National Quality Award in two occasions.
The GPEA awarding process, which includes an assessment by an international panel of experienced & qualified examiners, uses Malcom Baldridge Performance Excellence (MBPE) criteria that recognize globally.
The organizations and individuals being honored are all exemplary models of excellence, passion and commitment to the fields of productivity and business Excellence.
The awards are administrated by the Asia Pacific Quality Organization (APQO) as a nonprofit organization that serves as an umbrella group that brings together all of the leading quality professional societies around the globe.
Out of around 50 member countries Maliban has shown the best performance excellence to win ‘Best in Class Award ‘ under the large scale manufacturing category in 2011.
CEO,Maliban,Mr. D.L Weerasooriya addressing the gathering said, “We at Maliban Biscuit Manufactories in Sri Lanka are absolutely delight and happy to receive this best in class award and we honored to be the first recipient of this prestigious award in Sri Lanka. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our valued customers across the globe for helping us to achieve this award” .
Assistant General Manager (Quality Assurance, Research & Development)Mrs. Warna Fernando also addressed the gathering under the topic of ‘Maliban path way to excellence’.
On behalf of Chairman Mr. A.G. Rathnapala Samaraweera and the company, Senior Director Mr. A.G. Wimalasiri and Quality Assurance Manager, Mr. Vinoy Jayashantha also participated to this event.
SLIM/Nielsen Peoples FMCG Food Brand of the year 2011
geo Responsibility Awards 2011
Cleaner Production Practices in Large scale Manufacturing category – 2010 ( Silver Award )”
Ceylon National Chamber of Industries’ “Achiever Award” in extra large category Manufacturing sector, National level won the Bronze award 2010
NCE Exports Awards 2010
ITQI Superior Tasty Award2010
ITQI is the leading independent Chef- and Sommelier- based organisation dedicated to testing and promoting superior tasting food and drink from around the world. For the Superior Taste Award Judges are selected from the 12 most prestigious European culinary and sommeliers associations such as the Maitres Cuisiniers of France and Belgium, Academy of Culinary Arts, Hellenic Chefs' Association, Academie Culinaire of France, Verband der Koche Deutschlands, Jeunes Restaurateurs d'Europe, the Federacion de Asociaciones de Cocineros of Spain, Federerazione dei Cuochi Italiana, Portuguese Chefs Association, Arets Kock of Sweden, Euro-Toques and the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI). The Superior Taste Award is a unique international recognition based upon the blind judgment of Chefs and Sommeliers who are opinion leaders and experts in taste.
From Sri Lanka, only Maliban Biscuits have been granted this award by the ITQI, recognizing the superior quality and taste of its three key brands. Maliban has been giving great emphasis for product quality and taste from its inception vividly described by our Chairman’s statement “Quality is my religion”. This award also endorses the importance of Maliban’s practice of only using ingredients of highest quality sourced from the best suppliers across the world even at higher cost.
What this means for our consumer is that they are getting a superior product with a superior taste when they buy Maliban biscuits and we would like to communicate this to our customers and consumers in all markets where our products are available.
As our business partner we kindly request you to join hands with Maliban to pass this message to your customers and consumers. We are very confident that there will be a significant increase in consumer acceptance for Maliban products leading to higher sales volumes in the coming months. We will be sending you material which will be helpful to take this message to your markets along with your next shipment.
Let me take this opportunity to wish you success and thank you for being a business partner of Maliban.
iTQi Superior Taste Award – May 2010 (Two star) for three products Cream Cracker, Gold Marie & Chocolate Cream
NCE Export Awards
ISO 14001 and ISO 22000 Certifications - 2006
Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award