Nelco Food Products Private Limited, a leading food company in the country, claimed the Gold Award in the Medium Category (Spices and Condiments Sector) at the National Industry Excellence Awards 2023 organised by the Industrial Development Board (IDB). The award ceremony was recently held at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre in Colombo under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Founded by Mr. Nimal Ariyaratne as a small-scale home-based business in 1992, Nelco Food Products has currently become a leading food company in the country. Since inception, they have been able to stand firm against many challenges. Nelco Food Products has provided more than 250 job opportunities and indirect earning opportunities for many others while moving ahead steadily in the market.
Their range of products targeting the local market include spices, soya meat, noodles, kurakkan and string hopper flour, grams, sweets, vinegar, and papadam. In addition, they manufacture a range of products targeting the international market such as capsules made of turmeric, cinnamon and moringa, powdered cinnamon, moringa, ginger and curry leaves, gamboge and garlic paste, beverages including juices in soursop, pineapple, jackfruit and watermelon flavours and king coconut water, dehydrated food items including jackfruit, jackfruit seeds, garlic, golden apple chutney, baby jackfruit pickle, seeni sambol and oyster mushroom in brine, and essential oil made of cinnamon bark and leaf, ginger and turmeric. During their manufacturing and packaging processes using high-tech machinery and techniques, Nelco Food Products ensure that their products are monitored, measured, and taken care of, with utmost assurance. They have highly skilled and trained professionals to monitor each step of each product with manual intervention. Nelco Food Products also tests random samples to ensure they all fit the right boxes in line with the relevant criteria.