Constant commitment to progressive excellence has resulted in Teejay receiving numerous accolades over the year, both domestically and internationally. While being recognized by Forbes in Asia's best 200 companies under a billion dollars, Teejay was also awarded the prestigious International Textile Firm of the Year and the Dyer and Finisher of the Year at the World Textile Awards, while also receiving numerous awards over the years from the National Chamber of Commerce for corporate social responsibility (CSR), market research, environmental sustainability, capacity building and human resources management (HRM) as well as from the Quality Circle Forum and Government of India for quality, safety practices, 5S implementation and overall excellence. These are testimonies to the untiring commitment to our stakeholders that motivate us to continue to achieve excellence.
Twin wins for Teejay Lanka at Presidential Export Awards
Teejay Lanka PLC, Sri Lanka’s leading fabric manufacturer, won twin awards as the ‘Best Textile Exporter’ in Sri Lanka at the combined 2019-20 and 2020-21 Presidential Export Awards ceremony hosted by the Export Development Board (EDB).
These are Teejay Lanka’s second and third consecutive ‘Best Exporter’ awards in the Knitted Fabric Sector. The Company won this title for the first time on its debut at the Presidential Export Awards in 2019. The combined awards ceremony marks the 24th edition of this awards programme and was necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic which prevented the conduct of last year’s ceremony.
The Best Textile Exporter awards were presented to Teejay in recognition of its outstanding contribution to the export sector and to the economic development of Sri Lanka. Teejay Lanka which has been on a steady growth trajectory over the years reported a total revenue of US$ 112.9 million for 2020-21 and US$ 109.2 million for 2019-20. Of this, 11 per cent (about Rs 2.4 billion at current exchange rates) was generated by exports to customers in Bangladesh, Italy, India, and Haiti in 2020-21, while in 2019-20, exports of approximately Rs 5 billion represented 23 per cent of revenue.
“These awards are a testament to our resilience and adaptability in turbulent times,” Teejay Lanka CEO Mr Pubudu De Silva commented. “Despite the disruptions created by the pandemic and the increase in prices of cotton and other inputs, we have maintained our growth trajectory and retained our status as Sri Lanka’s top knit fabric exporter for three years in a row. The Group is now focused on catering to our customers’ next phase of fabric requirements with synthetic and niche fabric offerings that are high in quality and value.”
Matching Teejay Lanka’s milestone accomplishments, its wholly-owned subsidiary Teejay India too has been recognised for its outstanding services to the textile industry. For the financial years 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21, the Company won Best Exporter Awards in the Visakhapatnam Special Economic Zone (VSEZ) at the Export Excellence Awards presented by the Export promotion Council for Export Oriented Units (EOU) and Special Economic Zones (SEZ).
Teejay has invested $ 26 million to increase the India plant’s daily output by 20 tons, which is aligned with the Group’s focus on building its synthetic fabric manufacturing capacity in Teejay India and would contribute to the Group’s target of becoming a US$ 300 million business by 2023. The first phase of expansion under this project is expected to come on line in January 2022, adding five tons a day to production capacity.
The 24th Presidential Export Awards ceremony for the financial years 2019-20 and 2020-21 was held on 26th November at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka’s largest textile manufacturer and the first textile manufacturer in the country to receive membership of the US Cotton Trust Protocol, Teejay Lanka PLC is a public quoted company with 40 per cent public ownership. The company is backed by Sri Lanka’s largest apparel exporter Brandix Lanka which has a 33 per cent stake. Pacific Textiles of Hong Kong whose key shareholder is the Tokyo Stock Exchange listed Toray Industries Inc., owns 27 per cent of Teejay Lanka.
Besides being adjudged the Best Textile Exporter in Sri Lanka for the past three years by the EDB, Teejay has also been named among the 100 Most Respected Companies in Sri Lanka by LMD.
An ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 compliant company and the first in the industry to develop green fabric, Teejay has been listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) since 2011 and was included in the S&P Top 20 Index in Sri Lanka. The Company has been named among the Forbes ‘200 Best under a Billion in Asia’ and been recognised as the ‘International Textile Firm of the Year’ and the ‘International Dyer and Finisher’ by World Textile Institute, London.
Wins ‘Best Exporter’ awards in the Knitted Fabric Sector for 2019-20 & 2020-21
Teejay Lanka CEO Mr Pubudu De Silva (above) and the company’s General Manager - European Brands, Corporate Communication & CSR Ms Samadhi Weerakoon receive the Presidential Export Awards for 2020-21 and 2019-20 respectively from Trade Minister Dr Bandula Gunawardena, MP.
Teejay wins first ‘Best Exporter Award –Textile Sector’ at Presidential Export Awards
Teejay Lanka PLC, Sri Lanka’s only multinational textile manufacturer, was adjudged the Best Textile Exporter in Sri Lanka at the 2019 Presidential Export Awards presented by the Export Development Board (EDB).
The ‘Best Exporter Award –Textile Sector’ presented to the Company at the 23rd edition of this awards programme, marked Teejay Lanka’s debut at this prestigious event.
The award was presented to Teejay Lanka Deputy CEO Mr Pubudu De Silva and the Company’s General Manager EU Brands, Corporate Communication & CSR Ms Samadhi Weerakoon, by Ms Indira Malwatte, Chairperson & Chief Executive of the EDB and Justice D. J. De S. Balapatabendi at the BMICH.
“We are delighted to win this accolade especially because it comes at a time when the Company has been investing significantly in expansion of capacity and upgrading of technology and processes,” Teejay Lanka CEO Mr Shrihan Perera said. “We expect these developments to enable us to venture into new export markets in the years ahead, while consolidating our engagements with domestic customers.”
Teejay Lanka PLC reported total revenue of US$ 108 million for 2018-19, of which 77 per cent was generated by sales to Sri Lankan customers including Brandix, MAS and Omegaline, and 23 per cent was generated by exports to customers in Bangladesh, Kenya, Italy, India, and Vietnam.
The Company has been steadily increasing its direct exports with a year-on-year growth of 177 per cent in 2017-18, and 28 per cent in 2018-19.
The Presidential Export Awards initiated by the EDB in 1981 are the highest recognition of exporters in Sri Lanka for outstanding contributions to the national economy.
With manufacturing operations in Sri Lanka and India, Teejay is one of the region’s largest textile manufacturers, and supplies fabric to some of the best international brands across the world. Teejay Lanka PLC is a public quoted company with 39 per cent public ownership. The company is backed by Sri Lanka’s largest apparel exporter, Brandix Lanka which has a 33 per cent stake and Pacific Textiles of Hong Kong which owns 28 per cent of the company.
An ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 compliant company and the first in the industry to develop green fabric, Teejay has been listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) since 2011 and was included in the S&P Top 20 Index in Sri Lanka. The Company has also been named among the Forbes ‘200 Best under a Billion in Asia’ and been recognised as the ‘International Textile Firm of the Year’ and the ‘International Dyer and Finisher’ by World Textile Institute, London.
Teejay Lanka PLC Deputy CEO Mr Pubudu De Silva and the Company’s General Manager EU Brands, Corporate Communication & CSR Ms Samadhi Weerakoon (second from left and extreme left respectively) receive the award from Ms Indira Malwatte, Chairperson & Chief Executive of the EDB and Justice D. J. De S. Balapatabendi.
Teejay Lanka was recognised by Business Today magazine as one of the TOP 30 best performing corporates in Sri Lanka for 2017-2018
Deputy CEO, Operations & HR Mr Pubudu De Silva and Deputy CEO, Marketing & Supply Chain Mr Rodney Arland receiving the award
Teejay Winning Gold as the Best National Green Reporter of Tier 3 in 2015
Teejay bags gold at Social Dialogue Excellence Awards 2015
Clinched first under Manufacturing Sector - Large Scale Category
Teejay crowned World's Best
Wins prestigious "Firm of the Year" title at the World Textile Awards, brings glory to the Sri Lankan Apparel Industry - June 2015
TJL selected the 'National Winner' in the Manufacturing Textiles, Apparel and Leather Products category
National Business Excellence Awards - 2015
'National Runners-up' for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability
World's First Mill to win the 'Green Era Award for Sustainable Practices'
Awarded by Association Otherways Management and Consulting - France, at the Platinum Technology Award Ceremony - July 2015
Teejay wins 5 top awards at National Business Excellence Awards
Awarded by the National Chamber of Commerce - 24 November 2015
Teejay named Industry Leader in Textile and Apparel
Teejay (TJL) was selected as the 'National Winner' in the Manufacturing Textiles, Apparel and Leather Products category at the recently concluded Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) organized by the National Chamber of Commerce. The company was also selected as the 'National Runners-up' for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability.
Teejay Energy Efficiency Awards 2013
Teejay was praised at the 4th annual Energy Efficiency Awards 2013 concluded on December 12th evening at the BMICH. The company won a merit award for the Energy Efficiency Award for large scale, a feat that no other apparel or fabric manufacturer has achieved so far.
Teejay Honoured at National Green Awards
Teejay, Sri Lanka's leader in manufacturing of high quality weft knitted fabric, was recognized with the Gold Award for the Textile Category at the National Green Awards Ceremony held at the BMICH. The award was presented by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
ISO 14064: Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting
First mill in the region
Central Environmental Authority
Green Award in Bronze Category
National Commerce Award
Best Green Report in the Island
SO 9001:2008 Certification
Most Flexible partner award at the Brandix Vendor Summit
Organic Exchange (OE 100 & OE Blended)
HRM Awards 2010
Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Award
SA 8000: 2008 Certification
Fair Trade Certification
National Industrial Safety Awards
All Island first runner up
Fast React Accredited Client
Oeko - Tex Standard 100
Limited Brands Quality System Gold Award
British Computer Society National Best Quality Software Awards
Akimoto Award 5S