Royal Fernwood Porcelain seals Silver at NCE Export Awards 2017 (Daily FT 23.10.2017)

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Royal Fernwood Porcelain Ltd., a manufacturer of coloured porcelain that enjoys a global reputation in the porcelain tableware industry as a reliable supplier to many premium brands recently announced that the company was the recipient of the Silver Award in the large scale industrial sector for Ceramics and Porcelain products at NCE Export Awards 2017.

From left: Dankotuwa Porcelain and Royal Fernwood Porcelain Consultant – International Marketing Shahnooz Ozeer, Royal Fernwood Porcelain Chief Operating Officer Yoshan Fernando, NCE Immediate Past President Sarada De Silva, Maliban Biscuit Manufactories Deputy Manager Exports Chathurangani Perera, Maliban Biscuit Manufactories General Manager Exports Ashoka Perera and Minister of Primary Industries Daya Gamage

Incorporated in 1994 and commenced commercial production in 1997, exactly 20 years post the company’s first successful export to the United Kingdom, Royal Fernwood Porcelain continues to manufacture products for most of the prestigious ceramic dinnerware manufacturers in Europe, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the USA.

The company’s prestigious international customer base includes brand names such as Debenhams, Portmerion, Oneida, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Jashanmal, Jumbo Retail, Joules, Crate & Barrel, Country Road, Laduree, Tchibo, Notneutral, XXX Lutz, Lenox, Porsgrund, Fischer, Ritzenhoff, Migross, Ripley, Thun, Narumi,  El Corte Ingles, Berghoff, Yalco, Weissesstal and Galeria Kaufhof.

In addition, several up-market department stores in many countries in the world are customers of Royal Fernwood resulting in the company covering over 40 countries around the globe, conforming to the international quality standard of Royal Fernwood Porcelain products.

Celebrating 25 years in recognising and rewarding the excellence of Sri Lankan Exporters, the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) has achieved national significance over the years due to high standards and professionalism it maintains across all its projects. This year’s awards saw the most number of applicants vying for these prestigious awards.

In addition to ascertaining winners based on general export criteria, areas such as contemporary requirements to compete in the global arena, government economic and export policies, innovation, differentiation, branding, value addition and long-term sustainability was also considered.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was the chief guest at the award ceremony, Minister of Primary Industries Daya Gamage, Minister for Provincial Councils and Local Government Faiszer Musthapha and Deputy Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Development Dr. Harsha de Silva were present as special guests.

Royal Fernwood Porcelain, reputed for its coloured and youthful designs, enjoys the heightened value addition through a wide range of extremely popular designs and decorations that include in-glaze, on-glaze, under-glaze, hand painted, etching and microwave-safe designs including gold and platinum. Catering to customer demand, Royal Fernwood has been successful in developing new products using coloured glazes to match the body, which is a unique achievement for porcelain tableware.

Body shapes are another competitive aspect that RFPL has excelled in, to retain and attract customers across the globe that have diverse artistic taste in porcelain products. Currently the company offers twelve main body shapes namely; Oxford, Princeton, Sofia, Helsinki, Coupe, Margia, Sunil, Colorado, Margo, Romantica, Dima, and Maria.

Commenting on their achievement Royal Fernwood Porcelain’s Chief Operating Officer Yoshan Fernando stated: “It is with great pride that we acknowledge this accolade. We have always been an organization that has earned respect and credibility amongst our international customers for the simple reason of maintaining international standards at everything we do. While ensuring continuous improvement in our operations, we take our responsibility towards our stakeholders both locally and internationally very seriously. This has been our secret on sustainability even during adverse business conditions.”

Royal Fernwood Porcelain, a member of the Dankotuwa Group and subsidiary of Lanka Century Investments PLC., prides itself as being a young, vibrant and colourful organisation manufacturing and marketing modern, contemporary collection of porcelain, designed and developed for that millennial customer.

From sourcing the best raw materials from Sri Lanka, New Zealand, UK, Japan and China, to maintaining the best technologies from world renowned machinery manufacturers, such as NetschzGmbh of Germany, Drayton Kilns Co. Ltd of United Kingdom and Kajiseki (Takahama) and S.K.K. of Japan, Royal Fernwood Porcelain has always ensured that high quality products are manufactured under international quality standards complying with global statutory regulations.

With a broad range of patterns for traditional and non-traditional applications, the company continues to introduce young people to elegant and fun fine-dining and other social experiences through its new collections and non-traditional sets.

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