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Sithara Limited has been awarded with a ‘Merit’ at National Quality Awards
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Sithara Limited has been awarded with a ‘Merit’ at National Quality Awards

Feb 13, 2024

Sithara Limited,  the pioneer  printing  ink manufacturing  company  in Sri Lanka has  been  awarded  with  a  ‘Merit’  at  the recently  concluded  National  Quality  Awards (2022),  conducted  by  the  Sri Lanka Standards Institute. National  Quality Award  is  an  annual  award  to  recognize  Sri Lankan  companies  that  excel  in  Quality Management  and  Quality Achievement, which  was  conducted  for  the  27th  consecutive  year. This  achievement  is  a  result  of  company’s  total commitment towards  quality  and  consistency  of  its products  and  services  offered  to  its  clientele. Sithara Limited was founded in 1964 by visionary businessman and strategist C. E. L.  Wickremesinghe  to manufacture  printing  inks in Sri Lanka as a  substitution to the   imports that  inundated into the country  from  European  and  Japanese  counterparts. From the inception Sithara Limited diligently   focused on Research & Development while consistently adapting and embracing newer technology.

Ever since The company has progressed into an industry leader  with a comprehensive production  range that  has  the widest  collection of  printing inks,  developed and made in Sri Lanka,  by  surpassing  all  competitors. The  Quality  has been  the cornerstone    of  Sithara  Limited   with  emphasis on cutting  edge technology that has been used for testing  machines  employed  in  their    laboratories . This  dedication to implement latest  technological methods  evolved the company  over the years, while  formulating a winning strategy where The  company has entered all spheres  and quadrants of  market  place,  notching   several  awards, accolades   &  accreditations  such as   ISO 9001 certification, a  merit  award  at  the  CNCI  Achiever  Award  for Industrial  Excellence,  ‘OK’ compost Home  certification for compostable inks  and  a  merit  award  of  Sri Lanka  National  Quality Award.(2022). The company has  extended  its  product range covering the whole gamut inclusive of coatings  which  includes  UV coatings, water  based  coatings,  barrier  coatings, biodegradable  inks  and  UV  Flexo  inks  and  flexo,  rotogravure  and  offset  inks.

Lately The Company  has  embarked  on  a net  zero  emission platform  aligning with   net  zero  emission  targets stipulated by UNSDG   by the  year  2050,  by  completely converting into   solar power mode  to  power  the  entire power requirement  of  the company . This is an ethical and genuine stance taken by the management in its pursuit to minimize fossil fuel  usage .In  its latest endeavors The Organization has embarked on a  research  & development  effort  to replace  petroleum  solvents with  water. Furthermore The  Company  has  started research  projects  with  many  organizations  to  improve  local  value  addition  in  the  production  by way of a   backward  integration to its supply chain network. All these fair and ethical practices with state of the art technology propelled the organization to achieve its corporate Vision and Mission statements while being parallel or ahead of competition with a higher acceptance and credibility   in the marketplace.

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