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Brandix is Sri Lanka’s top exporter

Brandix is Sri Lanka’s top exporter

• Brandix ranked Sri Lanka’s top exporter in 2014, 2015
• The Brandix Group won 11 awards including the Exporter of the Year awards for 2014 and 2015 at the Presidential Export Awards organised by the Export Development Board (EDB).
• At the Presidential Export Awards presented in 2015, Brandix was recognised as the Sri Lankan Exporter of the Year in respect of 2012 and 2013, was adjudged the Best Exporter in the Apparel Sector in those two years, and was honoured with four Special Awards for being the Highest Net Foreign Exchange Earner and the Highest Employment Provider in the Export Industry in 2012 and 2013.

The awards presented by President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH recognised the contribution of Brandix to the national economy as:
• The country’s largest exporter overall.
• The Highest Net Foreign Exchange Earner in 2014 and 2015.
• The Highest Foreign Exchange Earner in the Apparel Sector in those 2 years.
• The Highest Employment Provider in the Export Industry in 2014 and 2015 and the Highest Value Added Exporter in the Apparel Sector last year.
The Group also won the award for Excellence in Sustainable Development and the award for Highest Contributor from the Regions to the Export Supply Chain, both in respect of 2014.
The 2 Exporter of the Year awards presented to the Group this year confirm Brandix as Sri Lanka’s top exporter across all industries for the past four years. In all, the Group has won 25 awards to date at the Presidential Export Awards.
“As a premier provider of inspired solutions to global apparel brands, we continue to focus on building value as we grow in size and capability,” Brandix CEO Ashroff Omar said.
“While these awards reaffirm that we are on the right path, it is with due humility that we accept them for our contribution to Sri Lanka’s export earnings,”he said.
OSL Take:
The Brandix Group was the 1st apparel manufacturer in the world to receive ISO 50001, less than a month after the stringent Energy Management Systems standard was introduced by the International Standards Organisation.
In 2011, auditors from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) – Netherlands confirmed that the Brandix Eco Centre at Seeduwa, a 130,000 square foot green factory producing apparel for Marks & Spencer (M&S), was compliant with ISO 50001:2011, a standard that became official worldwide on 17 June 2011.
With this certification, Brandix also became only the 3rd manufacturing entity worldwide across all sectors of industry to be ISO 50001 certified, and the only apparel producer in this ultra exclusive group.
The industrial cities proposed in the Western Region Megapolis Masterplan (WRMM) provides all latest facilities to overseas investors to set up factories to access the vast Indian Market through ETCA tax free agreement.
Furthermore, the Colombo Port Expansion and the BIA International Airport Expansion projects currently under the fast-track completion mode, will also assist the export industry of Sri Lanka to tap the regional high-growth markets with increased cargo capacity and greater frequency in the near future.
The wealth of highly skilled, disciplined workforce is another advantage Sri Lanka possesses to encourage FDI’s in to the industrial cities planned in the WRMM.
For country overview and the current economic changes blowing across the country, consult the biz-friendly OSL Team now.

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